PowerUp is all about growing, connecting, and supporting ideas and capability, and harnessing the expertise and passion required to develop Taranaki’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Enterprises, ideas, and individuals will be supported and enabled as PowerUp connects them with a range of new and existing services and opportunities, helping to grow their capability, and broaden their understanding of what they thought possible.

We’ve built PowerUp to bring together Enterprise and bright ideas, and we’re working to build smart, connected communities, so ideas, entrepreneurship and innovation can continue to thrive in Taranaki.  

We’re keeping it simple; as easy as one, two, three, with our Grow, Connect, Tell approach. 

Grow

Do you have a great business idea, do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills, or maybe you have an early-stage start-up business in Taranaki that you're wanting to take to the next level? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then this programme is for you.

Our PowerUp Finalists

Congratulations to our other four finalists who pitched their idea in front of a live audience:

Karen Danenhauer, MamaGaia

Lauren Oehme and Leon Power, Nano Bubble

Remy Zynfogel, Calypso Science

Mrinali Kumar, Brian Huynh, Regina Van de Velden-Cachuela, Jenni Matheson and Maria Mcgrath, Kinda Ice Cream

Read More for all the details of the PowerUp Finals Night.

Connect

Be part of a Global Innovation Challenge with Social Shifters

Do you have an awesome idea to solve a social or environmental problem? Are you ready to take action, but don’t know where to start? You're not alone. The 2021 Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge will take you from idea to entrepreneur - helping bring your idea to life AND sharpen your social business skills!

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Get straightforward, free financial guidance for your business with NZTE money matters

Better financial planning and forecasting are the simplest tools you can use to create a more resilient business and prepare for growth.

NZTE Money Matters offers panel talks and one-to-one sessions with independent experts who can provide practical advice and answer your questions on everything from foreign exchange to forecasting to accessing grants and support.

Learn More

Tell

PowerUp Podcast

Listen to our latest PowerUp podcasts telling the stories of some of the region's entrepreneurs. 


The PowerUp Podcast will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Castbox and wherever you get your podcasts.

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