Te Ōhaka is 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, Stuff, and ChristchurchNZ.

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. 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.  All are welcome!

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.

Read our stories here.

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

Get in touch today!

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.

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
Oct 31
Startup Breakfast Club: Building a Successful Team
Thursday 31st October 2019, 7.15 am, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation - K Building, Level 1, Moorhouse Avenue Christchurch Central, 8011
Oct 23
The Quantum Industrial Revolution – Christchuch
Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 5.30 pm, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation KBlock, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Oct 22
C-Prize 2019 – Information Evening – Empowering New Zealand’s next generation of environmental innovators
Tuesday 22nd October 2019, Te Ōhaka - Centre for Growth & Innovation KBlock, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras St, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

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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.

October 3rd, 2019

C Prize 2019 – Empowering New Zealand’s next generation of environmental innovators

What’s C-Prize?  C-Prize is a competition run by Callaghan Innovation that seeks to…

September 18th, 2019

FoodStarter 2019 launches 16 September

The Brothers Green, aka Brad Lake and Brendon McIntosh who have now been…

September 13th, 2019

Te Ōhaka teams up with Wynn Williams to help startups thrive.

Ministry of Awesome and Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation are…

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