Connections start with us.

Entrepreneurs and high growth startups are critical to Christchurch's success as the City of Opportunity.

The great news is that - if you're an entrepreneur or innovator in Christchurch - there is an incredibly supportive and well-equipped ecosystem.

If you're not sure where to start, start with us. Join the community, we'll get you into the network, and celebrate every step of your journey!

Innovation Ecosystem Map

A few years ago we created this guide alongside ChristchurchNZ - our city's economic development agency.  We are currently updating the guide but it is stilll helpful resource for new entrants into the Christchurch entrepreneurial, startup, and innovation scene.

Click here to see who can help you take your idea, business, start-up, social enterprise and/or project ot the next stage:

Key Ecosystem Players:

Education Programmes

Ministry of Awesome facilitates this programme internally with our Ideators as well as externally in the community with education providers, local organisations, government agencies and more. Get in touch if you'd like bring an education programme to your community!