Whakarautia – Ideation

I have a great business idea I'd like to validate

Start-up workshops

If you’ve got a great business idea you’d like to turn into a business, this free workshop could be the perfect place to start.

Getting Into Business

Test the viability of your business idea and discover ways to analyse your internal and external business environment. 

The Getting Into Business workshop will cover topics such as,

  • Will your business idea make you money and/or help others?
  • What are you doing better than your competitors?
  • How much is being business going to cost you?
  • Where can you get more money (funding)?
  • What are the things you can’t avoid when getting into business?

Plus get one hour’s free mentoring

Attend one of these workshops and get one hour’s free one-on-one mentoring with a business coach. This is invaluable, tailored advice for your specific business from people who have succeeded in business themselves.


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If you cannot find a desired location in the list of workshops below, tell us where you would like to see Pakihi deliver workshops by filling out an enquiry form here

  • Auckland
  • Blenheim
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Hastings
  • Hokitika
  • Huntly
  • Invercargill
  • Kaikohe
  • Kaikoura
  • Kaitaia
  • Lower Hutt
  • Masterton
  • Napier
  • Nelson
  • New Plymouth
  • Opotiki
  • Palmerston North
  • Papamoa
  • Porirua
  • Queenstown
  • Rotorua
  • Taumarunui
  • Taupo
  • Tauranga
  • Te Awamutu
  • Te Kuiti
  • Test Location
  • Tokoroa
  • Turangi
  • Wairoa
  • Wellington
  • Whakatane
  • Whanganui
  • Whangarei