The Launch Club Workshop Series

Ministry of Awesome and Ākina Foundation Present The Launch Club Workshop Series

Get ongoing coaching support from our Start-Up Activator, workshops and access to exclusive networking events and the wider entrepreneurial community. Dive deep into various aspects of your business from purpose to prospects and pricing to pitching. Network with like-minded ideators and set yourself up for success.

  • Awesome Benefits:

    YELLOW TICK BULLET POINT Small6 coaching sessions with Start-Up Activator 

    YELLOW TICK BULLET POINT SmallAccess to Workshop Series

    YELLOW TICK BULLET POINT SmallExclusive networking events

    YELLOW TICK BULLET POINT Small12 days hot-desking in our Awesome co-working space

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The Launch Club is a workshop series tailored to early-stage entrepreneurs who want to learn business basics in an immersive and interactive setting. This workshop is for those who want to really get their idea off the ground and dedicate time to it without interruption.

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    Launch Club #1 was a great success with 23 early stage entrepreneurs getting put through their paces for 2 hours every Thursday for 6 weeks. By the time our talented participants got to the end of the series, they had all completely unpacked their idea, put it against a robust business framework, and can now take the next step to launch. It was great to work with this talented crew and help them grow their skills, capabilities and confidence throughout the process.

    Our next Launch Club kicks off in March 2018 so watch out for your opportunity to validate your idea and learn about purpose, values, mission, customer validation, the lean canvas, sales, marketing, and pitching. 



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  • Start-Up Activation Programme

    The Start-Up Activator Programme supports people in the very early
    stages of their business or project development in Christchurch. We have
    dedicated team members at the Ministry of Awesome who will help take
    your project or business idea to the next level.

    An initial 30-minute session provides the opportunity to seriously discuss
    an idea, business, social enterprise, or project. 1 on 1 coaching sessions are available to
    anyone—of any age—wanting to bring their ideas to the next level. We
    also hold informative workshops, events and educational labs where you
    can up-skill, accelerate your idea and connect with other entrepreneurs.

    Ask us how you can participate in the Start-Up Activator Programme by
    emailing with a few lines about your idea
    and where you need help!

     Read more about this 1 on 1 coaching opportunity here.

“I wanted to get in touch with you both to pass on our sincere thanks for your facilitation of our Ideation Workshop as part of the Change Accelerator Programme. The past two weeks have been incredible and we have referred back to the notes from the workshop many times. The way you think and your energy, expertise and generosity seriously blow our mind.

Thanks again, this has been a phenomenal learning opportunity for our organisation and has led to significant growth and change and we really appreciate you being a part of that. You guys completely rock and if the Ministry are doing anything else over the next two weeks that I could tap into then I would love to hear!”
Karla Gunby