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 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.
✓ 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
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.
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