SME&E GROWTH TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
SME&E have teamed up with Startup NZ to kick start your business with a FREE 12month programme with virtual, standard and entry-level tickets.
Startup NZ is an inspiring and informative online course to help startup founders and SME business owners find, develop and launch new products, services and business ideas. It’s like having your very own personal mentor available 24/7, the course helps new and experienced entrepreneurs define their vision, learn modern startup and product development methodologies to de-risk new business and product launches, and develop a powerful entrepreneurial mindset to support them throughout their business building career
Starting a business is a common goal for many New Zealanders but often the biggest barrier is just knowing what's involved or how to even get started. The good news is that entrepreneurship can be learnt and if you're committed, you can too. Whether you're just starting out or you've already started, we believe every Kiwi deserves the chance to give their business building dreams their best shot.
Developed in consultation with business owners, mentors and startup experts, Startup NZ is an inspiring and informative online course to help startup founders and SME business owners find, develop and launch new products, services and business ideas.
“The startup phase is full of ups and downs, it’s one crazy journey, so having a framework for success like this where you can learn from other entrepreneurs is invaluable” Chloe van Dyke, Chia Sisters
Startup NZ is for all Kiwis who want to learn about starting a business, big or small. You don't need business experience, qualifications or a business idea.
How long does it take?
The course consists of 12 online lessons with each lesson requiring 1-2 hours commitment. Take the lessons in your own time as often as you want for up to 12 months.
How much does it cost?
Complimentary when you purchase a physical ticket to NZ SME&E Powered by Xero. Startup NZ has been designed to deliver maximum impact at an affordable price. The standard cost for the full programme is $345.
Don't need the course?
You legend, pay it forward, lets give the complimentary course you have to someone who needs to kick start their business journey!
"Xero is thrilled to sponsor the SME&E Festival. Small business is the backbone of Aotearoa and events like SME&E Festival are crucial in providing a space to learn, connect and foster this community. We are passionate supporters of small business owners, entrepreneurs, side hustlers and everyone in between, and look forward to attending what will be an awesome event." - Xero