Nau mai, haere mai ki Kōkiri!
Up to 10 ventures will be accepted into the 2020 programme, gaining access to Aotearoa’s dedicated Māori business accelerator with access to start-up mentors, coaches, investor networks plus a $10,000 start-up grant.
Programme participants will complete a unique education, capability and founder wellbeing programme over 12 weeks. At the end of the programme, each venture will have the opportunity to pitch to an investor panel and then their whānau, supporters and the wider business community at our Showcase Day.
2 Dec 2019
9 Feb 2020
Applications Deadline Extended – Closing Soon
6 - 7 March
Late March 2020
Final Teams Announced
14 Apr 2020
2 July 2020
Events - Ngā Hui
Thanks to all of the whānau that made it along to our Launch and December info session events.
Watch this space for more info session in January before applications close on 2 February 2020.
Did you miss our info sessions?
Catch up on all the programme details and important information with the livestream video from our Whangarei info session. Special thanks to The Orchard Business for filming and posting this video.
Kaupapa Mātua – Vision
Whānau transformation through entrepreneurship and innovation
Aronganui – Mission
Kōkiri is a Māori business acceleration programme, based on kaupapa Māori values, focused on accelerating early stage Māori led start-ups who have bold ambitions, are impact positive and technology based.
Our mission is to support Māori-led start-ups that have high-growth potential to develop their business capability and wellbeing, through tailored experiential based learning, supported by mentors, coaches, and experts in a safe and culturally responsive learning environment
We aim to build a strong, connected, and valuable community that is investable, who are enriched through Te Ao Māori, and make positive economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts in Aotearoa and Te Ao.