It's not just about dreams and ideas, it's about making them happen.
Northland has a rich history as a place of new beginnings and opportunities. This is matched with a powerful 'can-do' attitude that makes our people resilient and tenacious. We see this every day with new businesses starting up from the back yard, around a kitchen table and out on the land and water. Friends and family come together to create new ventures, filled with energy and excitement about the possibilities and what the future may bring. This is the passion of Tai Tokerau Northland that drives our people, our whanau, our businesses and our region to reach for the stars and beyond.
“What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake (1757-1827)
The Business Mentors six-month startup programme is the perfect way to accelerate and test your business idea. You’ll gain access to the skills, knowledge and understanding of a successful business person who has already travelled the startup journey and knows what it feels like to start a new venture.
Working in association with Business Mentors NZ this is about matching you with the most appropriate mentor and making sure you’re getting the right advice for the stage you’re at.
Northland Inc has partnered with ecentre Massey to provide a Northland based founder Incubator service.
ecentre is a not-for-profit offering business incubation services to start-up founders, as well as results-oriented programmes that provide a structured approach to validating and developing business ideas, customer acquisition, investment readiness, and export growth.
Getting Started Grant
The Getting Started Grant is designed to help you navigate through R&D roadblocks – whether it's troubleshooting, basic prototyping, project planning, technical feasibility studies, development of an Intellectual Property strategy or determining product specifications and user requirements. It also supports businesses to access technical expertise to take your development in the right direction.
Capability Development Vouchers
Northland Inc is part of the nationwide Regional Business Partner Network, which includes New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation. The Capability Development Vouchers can be put towards a wide range of business training including business planning, marketing, finance, business systems, staff management, governance, sustainability, lean business, business operations and export development.