Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth and Innovation, is wholly dedicated to supporting, nurturing, and growing New Zealand’s high-growth startups 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 a home, physically and virtually, for early-stage high-growth startups made possible by the partnership between Ministry of Awesome, Ara Institute of Canterbury and ChristchurchNZ.
Te Ōhaka is supported by HTK Group where we collaborate to ensure all startups have a strong awareness to Maori principles of business and support Māori and indigenous groups to build better futures through innovation and entrepreneurship.
We work with bold startups with global ambition across all sectors, at their early stage.
At Komodo, our software takes the guesswork out of student wellbeing, so that boarding schools can formulate the best strategies that protect and improve the health and happiness of their students
Co-founder and CEO
We're developing an aerospace solution that disperses fog to provide the visibility that pilots and air traffic controllers require. We achieve this through dispersing a hygroscopic powder from a drone to absorb the moisture in the air. By doing so we can quickly eliminate fog disruption, allowing air travel with increased safety and certainty.
Founder and CEO
We're a software company solving the most complex problems in the automotive parts industry, providing data and tools for parts businesses to succeed online.
Co-founder and COO
Te Ōhaka is an innovation space for startups who think boldly. It’s where the high-growth startup community lives and where members collaborate, emulate and press accelerate. It is also a virtual community, supporting startups across the country who may be physically separated and participating remotely.
✓ Available to any New Zealander, in person, or virtual, to receive best-in-class incubation support
✓ 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