Te Kōrau programme details

Te Kōrau is a wānanga-based business development programme that equips you with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn an idea, talent, or passion into a sustainable business venture.

When and where

The Te Kōrau programme will be delivered over two intensive wānanga on Marae as well as weekly drop-in sessions, so you can live and breath Māori entrepreneurship.

  • Wānanga Tuatahi: Sat 16—Sun 17 November, 2019
  • Wānanga Tuarua: Sat 7—Sun 8 December, 2019

Location: Pa Te Aroha Marae, Whirinaki, Northland

Te utu: programme costs

We are asking for a koha of $200 per participant to cover kai and accommodation over the two wānanga. The programme value is over $1000 per participant and is made possible through support from Northland Inc and AUT.

If the cost is a barrier for you, please get in touch.

Programme topics

Topics covered in the Te Kōrau programme

Module 1: Whakawhanaungatanga

Knowing each other and yourself

  • Whākapapa, pēpeha, building your confidence, working styles, team building, obstacles

Module 2: Te mohio ki o kaihoko

Knowing your customer

  • problem, solution, benefit, competition, advantage, customer

Module 3: Ko te tika te whanautanga

Getting the relationship right

  • Marketing and message; getting, keeping and growing customers

Module 4: Te hanga tauira hei tauine

Building the model to scale

  • Starting small, distribution, revenue, typical sale, price

Module 5: Nga hangahanga umanga me nga whakaaroaro a ture

Business structures and legal considerations

  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori Core values/tīkanga & business, tikanga, registering a business, licenses and permits, IP (incl. protecting cultural IP), hiring

Module 6: Te kitenga i to raina raro

Discovering your bottom line

  • Startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-even point

Module 7: Mahi kaute kia tupu

Accounting for growth

  • Sustainability by monetising your business (Ehara ka ora te iwi Maori ma te pipi me te aroha anake.), kōha/barter, break-even point, sales projections, cash flow, accounting

Module 8: Te whakamahere mo te waaheke

Planning for the future

  • Raising capital, growth plans, goal setting, pitch prep

Module 9: Haakari

Showcase & Celebration

  • Sharing your story and pitching

Register your interest

If you're interested in getting involved with Te Kōrau CO.STARTERS, you can register your interest online now.

Register interest now

Contact us

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


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