Māori and Pasifika

There are organisations with a specific purpose of working with Māori and Pasifika founders, start-ups and investors. We’ve included some of those here.

Connect with us to add more Māori and Pasifika support options to this list.

Mentorship, leadership, coaching and training for Maori/Pacifika entrepreneurs
Capability Building


Ahikōmako aims to ignite Māori innovation by providing support, connections and resources to help Māori succeed in the startup space

Capability Building


Pakihi offers a free, online short course in a kaupapa Māori learning environment that enables whānau to realise their potential in business. Powered by Ahikōmako and MBIE

Capability Building

Start-up Wānanga

Start-up Wānanga is a three-day virtual event where individuals, and teams are guided through the business start-up process. It’s intensive with late nights, long days and lots of support

Capability Building

Whakatipu Ōtautahi

A 6-month incubation programme designed to unleash the ambitions of māori entrepreneurs. Delivered by HTK Group for Christchurch and Canterbury based founders

Capability Building


A 12-week values-based startup programme designed to unleash the ambitions of māori and pasifika entrepreneurs. Delivered by HTK Group