Kōkiri

  • Location: Asia-Pacific, New Zealand, Te Awamutu
  • Timing of Applications: Spring
  • Focus: Agnostic, Social Impact
  • Vertical: Agnostic

Kōkiri is an intensive three-month programme for start-ups that have high-growth potential and are impact-positive ventures in Aotearoa. The programme is designed for Māori tech-focused entrepreneurs, innovators, and start-ups.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has partnered with Callaghan Innovation to power the only business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of early-stage Māori-led businesses in Aotearoa.

Up to 10 successful teams will receive entry to the exclusive accelerator and be provided with a lucrative support package. Critical components of the programme include mentoring, education, founder capability development, and networking opportunities.