CO.STARTERS entrepreneurship programmes

AUT is pleased to bring you CO.STARTERS, a programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to take the next step in building a sustainable business.

If you have an entrepreneurial idea that you’d like to explore and develop, or a problem to solve that can make a difference in your community, take a look at our CO.STARTERS programmes.


Our 10-week CO.STARTERS programme gives aspiring entrepreneurs the insights, relationships and tools they need to take their business idea further.

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Our Te Kōrau CO.STARTERS programme weaves in Māori worldviews and narratives, equipping aspiring rakahinonga with the tools to take the next step.

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Get in touch with the CO.STARTERS team for more information about our programmes and how to get involved.



“CO.STARTERS was really empowering. It helped me validate my idea by talking to customers and taught me how to better articulate my story. It was a supportive environment to discuss ideas, and I learnt a lot.”
Holly Sutich, Co-founder of Phoric

“Coming from a technical background, CO.STARTERS provided me with the foundation I needed to implement my concept into a business model that has taken me and my team into the company we are today.”
Alejandro Davila, Founder of Conical

“Through positive support and connections with experienced mentors, CO.STARTERS helped me build my company from scratch. I highly recommend CO.STARTERS for learning how to run a start-up and being part of a network of purpose-driven businesses.”
Pritesh Kajaria, Co-Founder of Amino Mantra

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