The future of Māori innovation

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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation have teamed up with influential sector leaders to create and roll out Kōkiri. It’s a first of its kind – a business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early stage Māori-led businesses. Whether you're driving social change in your hapū or building the next global tech start-up Kōkiri is here to support your growth. 


A unique approach to business acceleration

Kōkiri is a values-based 4-month startup accelerator that supports 10 early stage Māori-led companies on a journey for business growth. Developed for Māori, by Māori, Kōkiri is built upon a foundation of Kia angitu te tauira (founder success), and designed to strengthen founders which in turn strengthens their business.