Startup NZ

2023 Startup Scholarships

scholarships available nationwide!


Scholarships are now available for the online Startup NZ Entrepreneurs Programme 2023 intake.

Take your idea to the next level and join fellow New Zealanders working on our next generation of startups and social enterprises.

entrepreneurs are building a brighter future

If you’re a New Zealand citizen or legal permanent resident and have an idea for an innovative new startup, small business or social enterprise, apply for a 2023 Startup NZ Scholarship and get 12 months free enrollment in the Startup NZ Entrepreneurs Programme (worth $345!)

Like A business mentor in your pocket

Complete the informative and inspiring virtual lessons online from home and at a time that suits you:

  • Learn the latest business startup processes to launch and grow new products
  • Turn your ideas into an actionable business model fast
  • Reduce risk and avoid common first-time business mistakes
  • Learn about funding, team building and key marketing principles
  • Learn from real entrepreneurs and startup experts
  • Weekly Zoom mentoring meetings
  • Access tools and offers from industry experts to help you on your journey
  • Be in a stronger position to grow your business or enter an accelerator programme
  • Build confidence to make your business vision a reality

Learn more about the programme and see what participants say about Startup NZ here!

Scholarships available for founders nationwide but be in quick!

Apply online here from 1 June.

How to apply

Thanks to our supporters in the business community we have scholarships available for startup and social enterprise founders across NZ.

1. Apply online here from 1 June to complete the online application form.

2. Successful scholarship recipients will be notified by email in the order they are processed.

3. Scholarship recipients will receive immediate access to all course content for 12 months.

Scholarships for each region will go fast so apply now!

With Thanks to our supporters

Startup NZ 2023 Scholarships are made possible thanks to the following supporters of NZ Entrepreneur and the startup community.

national sponsors

Callaghan Innovation, NZ Entrepreneur

Business sponsors

Chorus, Crew Consulting, Export Logistics, FoundrPR, IPromise, Orchestra, Focus App, Little Biz Online, Human Digital, Greenhouse Creative, Hardwired.

(Check out services and offers from our business supporters in the Market Place section!)

ecosystem partners

Development West Coast, Kapiti Coast District Council, SODA, Northland Inc.