[Pictured: Florence van Dyke and Chloe van Dyke from Chia Sisters]

Ever thought about starting your own business?

Start your business right, with Startup NZ.

Starting a business is a common goal for many New Zealanders but often the biggest barrier is just knowing what's involved or how to even get started.

The good news is that entrepreneurship can be learnt and if you're committed, you too can achieve your goals of lifestyle, impact and abundance. 

Whether you're just starting out or you've already started, we believe every Kiwi deserves the chance to give their business building dreams their best shot.

Let Startup NZ support your new business journey with the right information, inspiration and connections from day one.

Start your journey today

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Lesson 1 is free for all enterprising Kiwis to take right now. Learn more about the programme and find your Entrepreneurial Purpose.
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Programme Overview

  • Who can participate?

    Startup NZ is for all Kiwis who want to learn about starting a business, big or small. You don't need business experience, qualifications or a business idea.

  • How long does it take?

    The course consists of 12 online lessons with each lesson requiring 1-2 hours commitment. Take the lessons in your own time as often as you want for up to 12 months.

  • How much does it cost?

    Startup NZ has been designed to deliver maximum impact at an affordable price. Fees are $287.50 for 12 months access to the programme.

Welcome to Startup NZ

A message from our founder

Richard Liew, founder and presenter at Startup NZ.

Why this programme?

Developed in consultation with business owners, mentors and startup experts, Startup NZ is an inspiring and informative 'first step' programme to prepare new business owners mentally and emotionally for the business building journey.

  • Decide if starting a business is for you

  • Find, assess and test new business ideas

  • Learn modern business startup methodology

  • Turn your idea into an actionable business model fast

  • Reduce risk and avoid common first-time business mistakes

  • Learn about funding, team building and key marketing principles

  • Learn from real entrepreneurs and startup experts

  • Build confidence to make your business a reality

Try our first lesson for free today!

Sandy Geyer; Entrepreneur, Author & Trainer

"Very valuable workshop for entrepreneurs"

Sandy Geyer; Entrepreneur, Author & Trainer

"For those considering starting their own business and feeling overwhelmed by the process this lesson is exactly what you need. It's designed in a conversational manner with specific direction to valuable activities and resources, all helpful in making a decision to proceed further or not."
Simone Stewart; Startup Founder, Manawatu

"Fills a gap in the startup space"

Simone Stewart; Startup Founder, Manawatu

"Startup NZ’s programme fills a gap in the startup space, especially the foundational information on mindset, purpose and what it takes to be a founder. With more facts and less fluff, it gets real about the journey ahead."
Chloe van Dyke, Co-founder, Chia Sisters


Chloe van Dyke, Co-founder, Chia Sisters

"The startup phase is full of ups and downs, it's one crazy journey, so having a framework for success like this where you can learn from other entrepreneurs is invaluable."

Recommended Ecosystem Partners

Some of the great organisations we recommend

Startup Queenstown Lakes
Creative HQ
Young Enterprise Scheme
Northland Inc
Callaghan Innovation
EnQ Practice
Coin South
The Common

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