Centre for
growth &




Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth and Innovation is wholly dedicated to supporting, nurturing, and growing New Zealand start-ups and innovators with bold ambition and the drive to transform our world by staying true to the principles of Kaitiakitanga and culturally intelligent business.

It is Christchurch’s official home for early-stage high growth start-ups, as acknowledged by the partnership between Ministry of Awesome, Ara Institute of Canterbury and ChristchurchNZ.

Startups we're supporting

Te Ōhaka is the home of high-growth startups in Christchurch.

Te Ōhaka is the innovation space for startups who think bold. It’s where the high growth start-up community lives and where members collaborate, emulate and press accelerate.

The Te Ōhaka Startup Incubation Programme

Receive mentorship from our expert startup mentors and sector-leading advisors

Opportunity to pitch practice and get introduced to potential investors

Customised masterclasses and training workshops facilitated by industry-leading experts

Surrounded by a community of talented founders with whom you can exchange ideas and collaborate

Access to a strong talent pipeline from Ara Institute of Canterbury

A co-working office space and a fixed ‘home’ where your company will thrive

We work with bold startups with global ambition across all sectors, at their early stage.


Check out our latest news

Have a look at our latest news stories and commentary from our team and success stories. If you have something you'd like to contribute, please get in touch with our curator at info@teohaka.co.nz.

October 23rd, 2020

Health innovation challenge winners announced

Winners of the inaugural HealthTech Supernode Challenge – a national innovation challenge powered…

October 16th, 2020

TOP 8 finalists announced in the HealthTech Supernode Challenge 2020

From virtual reality  that could repair brain damage, to artificial intelligence  that detects…

October 8th, 2020

Te Ōhaka startup, Partly, raises seed round with global All Star consortium

CHRISTCHURCH, 8 OCTOBER 2020 – Partly  has raised $1.7 million from an all…