Practical Innovation & Entrepreneurship Course: Get Business Ready

Practical Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a 12-module short course that takes aspiring entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers with a big idea, to a new level of skill, knowledge, and mindset. It is designed to help participants upskill on ‘being business ready’ with minimal time commitment.

The programme is a bite-sized learning experience with the resources, mentors and support needed to hone and polish your business idea, to make you ‘business ready’ and give you the stepping stones to determine if it’s viable, sustainable and profitable.

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Who can do this course?

If you have a business idea, want to get it to market and make an impact in the world, while being guided by experts in the world of business and entrepreneurship, this course is for you. It is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs of any age, who are looking to launch a new product or service, or develop an existing one.

Are you looking for a launch platform?

Whether you are brand new to business or established and ready to grow, this is your ideal launch platform for getting yourself into action while being supported, so you can be doing what fuels you.

How do I take the course?

You can take the course in 2 ways.

  1. Take the online course, with weekly one-hour calls to support you through the modules. The learning is through our online platform and is designed to be a self-paced programme that you can progress through at your own speed, place and time. For the online course link, email
  2. Attend our in-person workshops at AUT. For more information about upcoming in-person workshops email

The courses and workshops are not credit-bearing but certificates of achievement will be issued when requested.

About Mike Hutcheson and Catherine Newton

Our presenters are specialists in their fields and have many years of industry experience, which they will share with you. Practical Innovation and Entrepreneurship is led by;

Mike Hutcheson and Catherine Newton love helping businesses achieve real results. Their inspiring stories and grounded direction have helped hundreds discover how to get ‘business ready.’ Now it’s your turn!

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Got a question about the course or upcoming dates? Contact us by email:

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