We provide industry and culturally centric mentoring to support;
- Entrepreneurs who are wanting to develop and commercialise their innovations
- Businesses who are high-impact, growth orientated and technology focused
- Rangatahi/Youth seeking pathways to entrepreneurship, employment and further education
- Organisations exploring cultural significance and alignment in their business practice
We deliver these to you via our following programmes;
In partnership with Te Kura Pakihi, University of Otago Māori Business School - Konaki was launched by INNOV8HQ in 2018 to provide a platform for māori business students to exercise their skills to in a real world setting by profile matching their skillset with startups on nominated projects. Since its inception, students and startups participating in the project receive the best of both worlds;
- improving self confidence and industry exposure
- reinforcing the skills they have learnt are relevant and appreciated by the startup founders
- initiates and accelerates the startups momentum
The Mana Rangatahi programme was developed by Heidi Renata, Co-founder and CEO of INNOV8HQ, Aotearoa’s first whanau owned business marae and incubator.
Mana Rangatahi is a FREE twelve week youth programme based on applying tauranga Māori, critical thinking and resilience based activities for the modern work environment for youth aged between 18-24 years old. This whole person approach focuses on re-establishing life skills and aligning these with life, career ambitions and related skill pathways. nd out more about how to get involved and join our tribe of rangatahi, community partners
From the little country town of Milton, South Otago, NZ to co-founding one of the worlds first Indigenous co-working spaces, INNOV8HQ.
Heidi is a popular keynote, with her Culturally Curious Wahinepreneur series in Aotearoa and overseas sharing her journey through how you can discover and build identity and culture through your mahi/work. She works with leaders and communities around the world with her dynamic style to inspire more female and indigenous entrepreneurs and leaders. Click to download ebrochure for further detail here.
INNOV8HQ has established a unique position in the leadership and entrepreneurship sector, as we drive forward a new generation of indigenous leaders, both here in Aotearoa and around the world. As part of the curious wāhinepreneur global series, you'll get to enjoy our curated weekend conferences themed with all the indigenous elements to help build out your personal brand and business idea. If you want to be part of the upcoming conference TBA and become part of a global movement, register your interest here to go on our reservation lists.