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.

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.

August 27th, 2020

Te Ōhaka startup, Pyper Vision, wins a spot in Startmate 

Pyper Vision – a Te Ōhaka based Christchurch aviation startup has been invited…

August 24th, 2020

Southern Series Start-up Clinics @Ara Get Off To A Great Start in Ashburton

Last week Ara Institute of Canterbury, in partnership with the Ashburton District Council,…

August 10th, 2020

Te Ōhaka becomes the engine room for early stage startups in Christchurch

Monday 10 August [Above: Te Ōhaka Centre for Growth and Innovation]   A…