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.

As the home of high-growth startups in Christchurch, it is a partnership founded by Ara Institute of Canterbury and Ministry of Awesome and fuelled by our lead partners, EY, Wynn Williams, and BNZ.

Te Ōhaka is the innovation space for startups who think audaciously. It’s where the high growth start-up community lives and where members collaborate, emulate and press accelerate. There are currently 19 startups growing their ventures at Te Ōhaka alongside Ministry of Awesome’s business incubation team with continual support and assistance from our partners and the wider New Zealand innovation ecosystem.

This is a city resource dedicated to the growth and success of all parties involved in Christchurch and Canterbury’s startup and innovation ecosystem.  We are located in Ara’s high profile Kahukura building on Moorhouse Avenue and are currently taking applications from startups and innovators with bold ambition.

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.

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At Te Ōhaka, you’ll have access to:

Joint access to entrepreneur-rich and well-networked community

A mentorship programme led by sector and ecosystem leaders

Customised education, capability building and opportunities to pitch

100+ events per year

A fixed ‘home’ in which to network and collaborate

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Our upcoming events, programmes and activator sessions

Te Ōhaka is where the Christchurch startup community lives. Come along to any of our weekly events or learn more about our programmes and activator sessions.

Feb 27
Startup Breakfast Club: How To Get Into An Accelerator?
Thursday 27th February 2020, 7.00 am, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation - K Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Feb 13
Fireside Chats: Advancing New Zealand’s Deep Tech Sector
Thursday 13th February 2020, 5.00 pm, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation - K Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Dec 12
Startup Breakfast Club: End of Year Hui!
Thursday 12th December 2019, 7.00 am, Te Ōhaka - K Block, Ara Institute of Canterbury
Dec 5
War stories from businesses & legal lessons learned
Thursday 5th December 2019, 5.00 pm, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation - K Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Nov 28
Startup Breakfast Club: Startups and Supernodes
Thursday 28th November 2019, 7.00 am, Te Ōhaka - K Block, Ara Institute of Canterbury
Nov 4
How to raise money from VCs
Monday 4th November 2019, 5.00 pm, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation - K Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011

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March 23rd, 2020

Startup Legal Advice: Business Life Cycle Toolkit – Part 1

Understanding legality when running a company is important but often overlooked by founders….

February 27th, 2020

Myovolt teams up with Ironman legend Mike Phillips to power up his recovery

Myovolt, a wearable fittech startup, has been a part of the Te Ōhaka…

February 20th, 2020

Announcing EY New Zealand as the official sponsor and partner of Te Ōhaka

We are stoked to officially announce EY as sponsor and partner of Te…

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