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About Kōkiri

E mihi ana ki a Pou Temara mōna i whakaingoa i te kaupapa nei a Kōkiri

We’d like to thank Professor Pou Temara for his expert advice, and for naming Kōkiri.

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. 

What is Kōkiri?

It’s a first of its kind – a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori businesses.

How will Kōkiri help my business?

Support Māori-led start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop innovative products and businesses that will drive growth in New Zealand’s economy

Develop the capability of emerging Māori entrepreneurs through mentoring and specialised training to accelerate their readiness for market entry, investment and growth

Build capability in the Māori entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem.

What does Kōkiri provide?

Kōkiri provides start-up businesses with:

  • Business startup workshops
  • Access to a cash grant for the development of your product or innovation
  • Opportunity to identify and obtain the resources you need to grow your business
  • Access to mentors with industry and technical expertise
  • World class business training and mentoring
  • Access to national investor groups
  • Business exposure

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