Northland Inc and the NZ Chambers of Commerce Northland are partners that deliver the Regional Business Partner Network in Northland. The RBP network operates throughout the country and is supported by Callaghan Innovation and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).
As a Regional Business Partner it's our aim to make it easy for businesses to access early stage support. By engaging with the team we can provide expert advice, information and resources to help your business growth journey. Whether you’re looking at increasing your business capabilities, developing a new product or have an innovative new idea, we’re here to help. Read on to discover more about the Callaghan Innovation R&D Grants and the NZTE Capability Development Vouchers.
The first step to accessing the RBP Network is to self-register online and one of the team will be in touch to discuss where you’re at.
The grants fall into three categories:
Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's Crown entity tasked with advancing commercialisation of innovation by companies in New Zealand. Funding is made available each year, specifically for those undertaking research and development for business.
Capability Development Vouchers are used to subsidise training and capability development with Registered Service Providers across New Zealand. The business must pay at least half of the training costs and there is an eligibility criteria. Contact us if you have questions about the NZTE Capability Vouchers or you can take the first step and self-register here and one of the team will get in touch.
The Landing Pad initiative is designed to bring private enterprise and private investors together. We work with a portfolio of investable opportunities and actively promote them to potential investors both across New Zealand and internationally. Contact our Business Growth Advisor - Investment on our team profiles page for more information.
Looking to Invest? It's a great time to consider Northland and we will soon provide an Investment Prospectus for the region. If you would like to be notified once the Prospectus is available, provide your details here.
Angel Funding / Networks
We actively work with The Angel Association New Zealand with the collective aim of increasing the quantity, quality and success of angel investments in New Zealand, and in doing so create a greater pool of capital for innovative start-up companies.
We encourage collaboratively across the innovation eco-system in New Zealand and offshore to promote the best available prospects for entrepreneurs to grow internationally competitive businesses. If you’d like to find out more, send us a message and we will be in touch.
The Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is an Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) venture that invests in long term innovation programmes with the aim of increasing market success in primary industries. You can find out more here or talk to us about this venture.
This is another initiative driven by the Ministry of Primary Industries. It's 'funding from the grass roots up' investing in applied research and projects led by farmers, growers and foresters. Find out more about the Sustainable Farming Fund here or have a chat to us about it.
There are a number of other funding channels that may suit your stage in business, follow the links below or contacts us to discuss your specific needs.
NZVIF - The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund invests with venture capital funds and alongside angel investors to support New Zealand technology companies with start-up and growth capital.
AGMARDT - The Agricultural Marketing Research and Development Trust supports many areas of development is the agribusiness sectors including exploring market opportunities, encouraging innovative ideas, and development future leaders.
M!CROWI$E - A charitable Trust set up by the Methodist Church of New Zealand in 1992. The Trust focuses on Northland business funding, has a broad eligibility structure and has a particular focus on social enterprise and youth initiatives.
PledgeMe - New Zealand's crowd funding platform. PledgMe hosts your venture to source funds for your business goals from your friends, family, customers and fans.
Snowball Effect - Snowball Effect is New Zealand's leading private equity investment marketplace. It provides a online platform to connect your capital raising goals with a wide investor audience, so it’s a quick and efficient way to raise funds. For investors, it’s a simple channel to discover and invest in early stage growth businesses.
If you have a funding channel you think we should be aware of, of if you'd like to join our Angel Networks please register your interest here and we will be in touch.