Our Story

Our mission is simple: to build founder capability and elevate the number of successful startups in New Zealand. 

Startup Aotearoa has been created to ignite New Zealand’s entrepreneurial spirit by providing personalised one-to-one support to startup founders. We’re committed to ensuring that our support is accessible to all and creates meaningful impact for the entire NZ startup ecosystem.

Regardless of business stage, industry, or location, Startup Aotearoa supports budding entrepreneurs to build their capabilities and turn their ideas into thriving startups.

The Power of the Ecosystem

Startup Aotearoa is brought to you by Ministry of Awesome and CreativeHQ, in partnership with GridAKLSoda Inc., The Factory, and AIM Marlborough

Foundation Partner

Startup Aotearoa is made possible thanks to the generous support of Callaghan Innovation, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to fostering startup capability in Aotearoa.

Join the Movement

If you're passionate about boosting founder capability and elevating the success of startups in New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch!