While originally founded by the Ara Institute of Canterbury and Ministry of Awesome, Te Ōhaka is a city resource dedicated to the growth and success of all parties involved in Christchurch and Canterbury’s startup and innovation ecosystem.


Te Ōhaka is located in Ara’s high profile Kahukura building on Moorhouse Avenue and is 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.

Sep 27
Startup Weekend Christchurch
Friday 27th September 2019, 5.30 pm, Kahukura Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Aug 29
Startup Breakfast Club: Exporting
Thursday 29th August 2019, 7.00 am, Kahukura Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Aug 20
Lightning Labs Tourism – Demo Day
Tuesday 20th August 2019, Christchurch City Town Hall
Aug 23
Coding Challenge @Te Ōhaka: Powered by SchoolBell.chat
Friday 23rd August 2019, Kahukura Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011

Our Residents

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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.

April 18th, 2019

Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth and Innovation now officially open in central city Christchurch

On Friday, 24 May, the Hon. Dr. Megan Woods, Minister for Science and…

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