Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund invests in people and organisations undertaking or planning research which supports the four themes of the Vision Mātauranga Policy: indigenous innovation, taiao (achieving environmental sustainability), hauora/oranga (improving health and social wellbeing) and mātauranga (exploring indigenous knowledge).
He Tupu Ōhanga - Commercial Advisors Scheme will fund Māori collectives for up to $60,000, to work with a Commercial Advisor for up to 18 months. The advisors offer professional business advice and mentoring as they work with collectives on business development projects aimed at realising the potential commercial value of the collective’s assets.
Up to 200 nationwide Pakihi Workshops are supported by the Māori Innovation Fund. Pakihi is a new series of free workshops and mentoring designed to help Māori businesses move forward, flourish and succeed. Pakihi provides new skills, a growth plan, mentoring and connections with other business support organisations and networking opportunities
The Māori Innovation Fund funds initiatives to assist Māori to grow businesses and enterprise for overall economic benefit. The aim of the Rangatahi Māori Entrepreneurship programme (Programme) is to build entrepreneurship and business skills participation in Māori students.
REGIONAL BUSINESS WORKSHOPS
Will take place in April 2020
These workshops provide opportunity for Māori businesses and enterprises to meet kanohi ki te kanohi to discuss capability and innovation pathways of support and partnership with Government and local business networks.
Kōkiri, a first ever Māori business accelerator programme managed by Te Wananga o Aotearoa invited Māori businesses to compete for 10 available spots. Over the course of four months, support was provided by business leaders to help each business develop venture pitches to potential investors.