Entrepreneurship: New start-up programme aimed at migrant entrepreneurs
part-time business start-up programme – after 5pm – designed and hosted by the NewEnterprise Centre (NeC)
developed by Massey University’s start up incubator - ecentre, and Aspire2 Group’s Ntec Tertiary Group
for migrants, or people starting their first business in New Zealand
Aiming to help migrants and first-time entrepreneurs fulfil their dream of running successful businesses, Massey University’s start up incubator – ecentre, and Aspire2 Group’s Ntec Tertiary Group, have come together to launch a part-time business start-up programme to be hosted at the New Enterprise Centre in Central Auckland.
Starting on November 2, the programme will run for four Wednesdays between 5.30pm and 7pm. “During this time, the participants will learn the latest smart tools for startups, gain connections into the local startup community, as well as sharpen their pitch for investors,” says NEC.
Dorian Scott, acting CEO of ecentre adds, “While we have been helping launch New Zealand companies from start-up stages for the last 12 years, and through our Sprint Programme for the last five years, this new initiative is leveraging on Ntec’s focus on the international student market and our migrant community.”
Clare Bradley, CEO, Aspire2 International, a division of Aspire2 Group, also noted, “This programme will speed the process for those who want to set-up their businesses in New Zealand by imparting them skills and understanding of what they need to succeed in this country.”