Tupu Accelerator news and updates

Te Taumata to promote Tupu Acceleractor Purapura on a global scale

Tapuwae Roa are pleased to see two of its Tupu Accelerator Purapura (founders) Hanna Ngatai and Maria Ngawati selected to represent wāhine Māori in tech on a global scale.  In a world first, Te Taumata’s Wāhine Māori in Tech Knowledge Exchange 2024 will see 10 wāhine Māori in tech leaders spearhead trade opportunities in the UK and European markets including visits to Ireland, France and [...]

New report shares investment playbook for Māori founders

New research published by Tapuwae Roa this week has analysed New Zealand’s startup and venture capital ecosystem to steward Māori founders seeking capital investment. In a joint research endeavour between Tapuwae Roa, PwC, and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), Te Ara Takatū: Pathways for Māori Entrepreneurship report draws from a range of perspectives from Māori founders and venture capital investors to present a comprehensive [...]

Shared vision brings Māori startups together

Highly contested business accelerator, Tupu, welcomed its inaugural cohort of Māori founders last week, kicking off its ten-week programme to drive sustainable growth for Māori businesses. Developed by Tapuwae Roa, in partnership with Sprout Agritech, the accelerator onboarded eleven teams of aspiring pakihi Māori (Māori businesses) from an initial applicant pool of over 300. “The response to Tupu has exceeded our expectations, and it was [...]

Tupu’s mission to transform Māori startups into global ventures

In a bid to foster Māori entrepreneurship, Tapuwae Roa has announced today the launch of Tupu, a 10-week cohort-style programme to accelerate Māori start-ups towards sustainable success.  Developed in partnership with Sprout Agritech and co-funded by Callaghan Innovation, Tupu will welcome ten early-stage Māori start-ups from across Aotearoa, equipping them with the essential tools, mentorship, and resources to grow their businesses. 

Māori entrepreneurship wānanga returns for 2024

Continuing in its move to stoke the number of Māori startups in Aotearoa, Tapuwae Roa has announced today a new series of online and regional wānanga to its 2024 Rakahinonga Roadshow.  Facilitated by expert business mentor Saara Tawha (Ramaroa Ltd) and Amy Mclean (Te Kāinga Wāhine), the interactive one-day wānanga hopes to ignite Māori rakahinonga (entrepreneurship) and provide participants with key tools and skills to [...]

Tapuwae Roa brings pakihi Māori aspirations to life

In a move to grow the number of Māori startups in Aotearoa, Tapuwae Roa has launched today a series of regional wānanga to support rakahinonga Māori (entrepreneurs) in bringing their business ideas to life. Facilitated by experienced business mentor, Saara Tawha (Ramaroa Ltd), the interactive one-day wānanga hopes to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of participants while providing key tools and skills to progress their business [...]

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