We’re super excited about the new Startup NZ Entrepreneurs Programme, an inspiring and informative 12 week online course designed to enable all Kiwis to learn about what’s involved in starting a business and if entrepreneurship is right for them.

If you’ve ever dreamed about starting a business and wondered how to go about it, or if you have what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur, the team at Startup NZ are offering the first lesson free for all New Zealanders.

The programme includes 12 weekly online lessons which you can complete in your own time and 12 optional weekly webinars with live interviews from a range of inspiring Feature Entrepreneurs.

You can hear about the realities of entrepreneurship direct from business owners like Ryan Sanders founder of Haka Tours, Lee Timutimu founder of Arataki Cultural Trails app, and social entrepreneur Lisa King founder of Eat My Lunch, among others.

The programme kicks off on 1 October with registrations closing on 30 September.

Fees are just $287.50 for the entire programme and as a Startup NZ partner we’re able to provide you with a 20% discount on course registrations using the code cell19c1 when you register.

Developed by Richard Liew, the founder of online magazine NZ Entrepreneur, in consultation with business owners, mentors and startup experts, the programme aims to help communities throughout the country to support entrepreneurs at the grassroots level and help more Kiwis get their business building dreams off on the right foot. It’s proudly Kiwi made and specifically for the people of New Zealand.

We’re excited to be a local Startup NZ support partner for this initiative to help more Kiwis prepare for the exciting and challenging ride that comes with starting their own business.

If you or someone you know would like to start a business, or have just started a business, you can register or take the first lesson free now at https://startup.nzentrepreneur.co.nz/