During CO.STARTERS@AUT you develop and fine-tune your ideas, critically examine every part of your business idea and determine the next steps, all through real-time feedback from people in the community.
We're looking for entrepreneurs, business owners and students to be active, engaged and invested in their own personal development and business success, which is why we require a monetary contribution.
Your investment is $1,200.00 (including GST) for the nine-week programme and includes course materials, weekly sessions with a facilitator and guest speakers, and access to community events, networking opportunities and small business resources.
Early bird registration investment is $800.00 (including GST).*
*If you register and pay before starting the programme
CO.STARTERS is free for students subject to getting a fully-paid scholarship, but there is a cost of $180 to cover course materials.
If you're an AUT graduate, you can apply for a 50% discount ($600.00 instead of $1200.00, which includes fee for course materials). Contact us for details.
Trading businesses may be eligible for a capability voucher towards CO.STARTERS under the NZTE training scheme.
AUT staff may be able to complete the course as part of their professional development. Contact us for details.
Each cohort will meet once a week for 10 weeks. Each weekly session is 3 hours.
AUT City Campus
55 Wellesley St
The CO.STARTERS Canvas helps you understand, test and refine your business ideas.