Accelerate your Business Idea
Accelerate your Business Idea

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Aspire2 Group Ltd

Level 10

62 Victoria Street West

Auckland, New Zealand

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Accelerate your business idea

A part-time programme after 5pm for people new to New Zealand that is designed and hosted by The New Enterprise Centre in central Auckland

- Learn the latest smart tools for startups
Gain connections into the local startup community
Sharpen your pitch for investors

Four Wednesdays from November 2nd, 2016 at 5:30pm - 7pm in Central Auckland

For the first time in New Zealand a business startup programme designed for migrants, people new to New Zealand and people starting their first business in New Zealand. A programme created to meet the needs of entrepreneurs working or living near the centre of Auckland with free time after 5pm one night a week.

Does one of these describe you?

  • Do you need help to bring your business idea to market?
  • Have you recently moved to New Zealand and want to make connections and build your network in the startup and innovation community?
  • Do you want to accelerate your business and grow customers in New Zealand and overseas?
  • Are you starting a business in New Zealand for the first time?
  • Are you looking for investment for your business?

The programme is specifically designed to provide participants with:

  • The tools and knowledge to evaluate business ideas, develop and test business models and create a compelling investment proposition
  • The connections into the local startup and innovation eco-system
  • The winning pitch for investment*

*Participants who make sufficient progress with developing a business prototype will be invited to pitch at Demo Day.

Your business/idea must be innovative, scalable and have export potential. Our focus is on building capability so it is also important that you personally are ready to make a commitment, be coached and take advice.

We do not offer this programme online so you must be able to attend our workshops in person.  Our focus is on helping you to have the right support, tools, connections and expertise to be successful. Only face-to-face mentoring can achieve this. Although targeted at migrants and new New Zealanders it is open to all and anyone can benefit from it:

  • You may have a business idea that needs to be validated
  • You may have a new business that needs to grow
  • You may be working for an organisation and wish to be more entrepreneurial

The Programme:

The programme is run with a group of entrepreneurs interacting and supporting each other. There is a mix of tutorials to learn and workshops to put tools into practice on your own business or idea.

The programme teaches you a new approach of validating a market opportunity and creating a sustainable business model. It builds your entrepreneurial capability which you can repeatedly apply to your own business ideas or the business you work for. It reduces the risks you take, saving you time, effort and money. Many people make the mistake of developing their product before they have properly validated the market. If this is you it is not too late to do this programme.

The programme is customised for the group of participants and is based on a successful startup programme, Sprint, that has been running at the Massey ecentre for 5 years.

Programme Leaders:

The New Enterprise Centre (NeC) is a collaborative joint venture involving Massey University's business incubator and accelerator, ecentre, and Aspire2's, Ntec Tertiary Group. The aim of NeC is to develop the entrepreneurial skills of people new to New Zealand in order to create successful new enterprises in local and global markets.

The facilitators are experts in applying the latest tools to reduce risk and accelerate success in business startups.


Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 at 5:30 PM – 8PM and then every Wednesday evening until Wednesday, 23 November 2016 (Four Workshops)


Aspire2 Group Ltd - Level 10, 62 Victoria Street West, Auckland, 1010 - View Map


$739.50 - Limited places so register now for the next programme:

Alternatively for more information contact Dorian Scott: 

“The programme went well thank you and was well worth the money. I learnt a lot from it and the points are really relevant to what I am trying to achieve with my business idea.” - Neil Goundar, participant, June 2016.

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