What is Kokiri?

It’s a first of its kind - a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori businesses.

The knowledge, experience, and thought leadership driving Kōkiri is spectacular.  Partnering with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation are influential business leaders Creative HQ, Robett Hollis, Crowe Horwath and Ernst & Young Tahi.


How will Kōkiri help my business?

  • Support Māori-led start-ups and entrepreneurs to develop innovative products and businesses that will drive growth in New Zealand’s economy

  • Develop the capability of emerging Māori entrepreneurs through mentoring and specialised training to accelerate their readiness for market entry, investment and growth

  • Build capability in the Māori entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem.


What does Kōkiri provide?

Kōkiri provides the 10 start-ups businesses with:

  • Business startup workshops

  • Access to a cash grant for the development of your product or innovation

  • Opportunity to identify and obtain the resources you need to grow your business

  • Co-working space and facilities

  • Access to mentors with industry and technical expertise

  • World class business training and mentoring

  • Access to national investor groups

  • Business exposure