Entrepreneur Groups & Networking

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others." - African proverb


Business building is a team effort.

For those of us thinking beyond self employment, entrepreneurship is a team game. Not only do we need the right people “on the bus”, we also need the right people to supply our bus with the fuel it needs, and to help connect us into the markets we want to serve.

While founders are generally positive people by nature, we need to surround ourselves with people we can look up to for inspiration, who can encourage us when times get tough, and yes… help us stay honest with ourselves.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of entrepreneur groups, networks and associations bursting with people just like you. Take a look at what they can offer and begin surrounding yourself with like minded people today.


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Entrepreneur Groups & Meetups

BNZ Connect Nationwide

A Few Quiet Yarns Auckland

Entrepreneurs Unleashed Auckland

GridAKL Events Auckland

Idea Show and Tell Auckland

Lean Coffee Auckland

Sparklab Events Auckland

Startup Grind Auckland Auckland

Young NZ Business Network Auckland

Collider Wellington Wellington

Hackers & Founders Wellington

Netsquared Wellington Wellington

NZ Entrepreneur Club Wellington

Online Entrepreneurs Wellington Wellington

Social Enterprise Wellington Wellington

Startup Garage Wellington Wellington

Startup Grind Wellington Wellington

Te Awe Wellington

Coffee and Jam Christchurch

Ministry of Awesome Christchurch

Startup Christchurch Christchurch

Entrepreneur Coffee Jam Queenstown

Startup Garage Central Lakes Queenstown

FoundX Dunedin


Free & Online Entrepreneur Networks

Innovation Council NZ Nationwide

Entrepreneurs Connect NZ Online

NZ Entrepreneur Mag on Facebook Online

NZ Entrepreneurs Facebook Group Online

Network NZ Online

NZ Tech Startups Ecosystem Facebook Online

Sparklab Facebook Group Online

WE Network Online


Paid Membership Networks

BNI Nationwide

Entrepreneurs Organisation Nationwide

Maori Womens Development Inc Nationwide

Mums Garage Nationwide

Venus Womens Business Network Nationwide


Industry Groups & Associations

AI Forum Nationwide

Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) Nationwide

Fintech NZ Nationwide

NZ Tech Industry Association Nationwide

Sustainable Business Network Nationwide


Global Connections

Kea New Zealand

Wharf42

Kiwi Landing Pad


General Business Support

Business Mentors NZ Nationwide

Business NZ Nationwide

NZ Chambers of Commerce Nationwide

NZ Food Innovation Network Nationwide

Institute of Management of NZ Nationwide