Entrepreneur Learning & Mentoring

“Life’s too short to learn from your own mistakes. So learn from others” - Unknown

Expand your mind. Build your knowledge.

As entrepreneurs, it’s important that we do not let not knowing how to do something, hold us back. Part of our job description is stepping into the unknown so embracing an attitude of lifelong learning, and seeking and absorbing the knowledge required to achieve our goals is key.

Whether you’re a student, a first time business builder, or a seasoned entrepreneur, there are numerous programmes, workshops and competitions available to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and prepare you for the road ahead.

Many are low cost, or no cost, and are a great way to learn more about building businesses and modern startup methodology.


Programmes, courses and competitions

Akina Nationwide

BMNZ Startup Mentoring Programme Nationwide

Dig My Idea Nationwide

Future Leaders Nationwide

Pakihi Nationwide

Startup Weekend Nationwide

The Validator Nationwide

Whare Aki Nationwide

The Pick Northland

ATEED Auckland

Co.starters – AUT Auckland

Co.starters for Causes Auckland

Co.starters – Te Korau Auckland

ecentre Auckland

Enspiral Dev Academy Auckland & Wellington

Mums Garage Startup Series Auckland

Practical Innovation & Entrepreneurship Paper – AUT Auckland

The Icehouse Auckland

Innes48 Startup Competition Hamilton

Co.starters – Venture Centre Tauranga

Mashup Tauranga

Innovate Palmerston North

BNZ Startup Alley Wellington

Creative HQ Wellington

Ministry of Awesome Launchclub Christchurch

Challenger Series Dunedin

Co.starters – Startup Dunedin Dunedin

Student Programmes

Young Enterprise Scheme Nationwide

Velocity – University of Auckland Auckland

UC – Centre for Entrepreneurship Canterbury