Investment Ready Part 1: Validate your business idea

The first step for anyone with a great idea or two is to validate it – can your idea be turned into a business? If you have not yet undertaken market validation, we recommend the following resources. Ministry of Business and Innovation Evaluate your idea with...

Investment Ready Part 2: Showcase your products to Angels

If your business concept has been validated but you are not yet investment ready, you may be interested in showcasing to Angel Investors at our bi-monthly pitch nights. Pitch Nights are all about introducing innovators to investors. These nights attract an audience of...

Investment Ready Part 3: Capital Raising Preparation

If you require general help in preparing for capital raising, the following contacts and resources can help you on your way: The Venture Centre A local Bay of Plenty, the Venture Centre is an entirely entrepreneur led and funded entrepreneurship hub which connects...

The human piece of the celestial investment landscape

So many screens and faces but how much human connection is really going on?  When New Zealand moved into lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other organisations we held our events and meetings online and continued to do this until there was minimal risk...

Capital Raising Part 1: What information do you need?

You are investment ready when you have prepared all information ready to present to potential investors. This information should be presented in the form of a 1-2 page summary of your business.  We encourage you to use our template here, however as long as the same...