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Unlocking the potential of aspiring entrepreneurs

Established in 2016, Te Kōrau is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and empowering Māori businesses. We are deeply passionate about unlocking the potential of aspiring entrepreneurs and aiding them in achieving their dreams. Te Kōrau stands as a beacon of support, offering a unique and culturally rooted business development program designed to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit while honouring the rich heritage of Te Ao Māori.


Te Kōrau is more than just a business development programme; it's a kaupapa Māori-led initiative aimed at equipping aspiring rakahinonga (entrepreneurs) with the necessary skills, knowledge, and networks to transform innovative ideas into thriving businesses. Our mission is to bridge the gap between traditional Māori values and contemporary business practices, ensuring that our participants can build sustainable ventures that contribute to the prosperity of whānau, hapū, and iwi.









The power of entrepreneurship

Te Kōrau stands out as a beacon of opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs, offering a blend of Māori culture and global entrepreneurship. Our programme provides participants with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action, all while preserving and uplifting Te Ao Māori. By participating in Te Kōrau, individuals not only realise their entrepreneurial dreams but also contribute to the economic empowerment of their communities.

At Te Kōrau, we believe in the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change. Join us on a journey of discovery, growth, and transformation as we empower Māori entrepreneurs to create a better future for themselves and their communities.