HAVE YOU GOT AN AWESOME BUSINESS IDEA?

...but don't know where to start?

We'll give you the tools to make your idea a reality!

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FREE for Queenstown Lakes & Central Otago Residents

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Our KICK START program will teach you how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and take action to launch your business.

This online learning program is suitable for anyone who wants the knowledge to FINALLY bring their idea to life.

We look forward to supporting you on your startup journey!

The Team at Startup Queenstown Lakes

WHAT IS "KICK START" ?

KICK START is "Business 101", which will take your idea and turn it into a fully formed business plan.

Focused on the KEY things you need to know to launch a successful business.

At the completion of the program - you can book a free session with one of our Startup Coaches who will give you feedback on your plan.

WHAT WILL THE COURSE TEACH YOU?

WE COVER THE FOLLOWING 10 MODULES:

  • Know Your Strengths: How to leverage your strengths + build your team
  • Define Your Problem: What's the public/industry Problem / and how to create your problem statement
  • Who Is You Customer? Customer Segment/Discovering your ideal customer
  • What Makes You Unique? Why your idea will be hot, and why you have something unique
  • Build a Solution for Your Problem: You may think you have an amazing idea - is this solution solving your problem?
  • What Is Your Market? Define your market & Key metrics/how to reach your ideal customers
  • What's Your Core Promise? How to develop your company's promise to it's stakeholders
  • Finance + Revenue Streams: Costs & Revenue Streams, how to think differently
  • Launch your MVP: How to pre-launch and marketing validation of your concept.
  • How To Launch: .Your checklist to launch & planning for the future
  • Social Impact: Doing business as a vehicle for change.
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WHAT IS INVOLVED?

  • 10 x Learning Modules with tutorials and worksheets
  • Access to our Online Learning Module
  • A 1:1 Accountability session with a Startup Coach
  • At the end, a chance to apply for our next level program LIFT OFF!
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Join from anywhere, as all our modules are online.

YOUR OWN LEARNING PLATFORM

  • Instant access.
  • Access course content at any time.
  • Learning portal with useful resources.
  • Learn at your own pace.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KICK START

"I would like to say a big thanks for running KICK START and for allowing me to participate in it.

I have found it very useful, and have told friends and family about it already."

Carmen, Wanaka

"Startup Queenstown Lakes has been integral to progress my business idea into a full fledged business plan ready to take to the market

KICK START has been a great catalyst - anyone wanting to develop a business plan or simply wants to learn more about business should do this course"

Emma, Queenstown

"KICK START has been beyond beneficial for me and a big party of the foundation of my business.

It has allowed me to become more adaptable with all angles of my business and has given me more confidence within myself and my business venture"

Bayley, Queenstown

ABOUT US

Startup Queenstown Lakes was established to drive innovation in our region, by fostering a startup ecosystem.

Startup Queenstown Lakes is a charitable trust established in 2018 to bring together founders, investors, changemakers, and citizens in an effort to address the need for economic diversity and resilience, via a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem made up of knowledge and innovative sector businesses.

We are a catalyst and champion for the startup, innovation, and technology community. We know that knowledge and innovation sector startups are a critical element to this region to achieve economic diversity, enhance productivity and strengthen the resilience of our communities. 

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

No more excuses - we're here to help you get STARTED.

OUR TEAM

Olivia Wensley

CEO

Olivia joined the team in February 2020, she is a passionate promoter of the region for being an ideal place to have a tech community - and her day-to-day job is to foster and grow the local Startup ecosystem.

Olivia’s background is in Legal Tech - having most recently been an executive in a Legal Tech Startup for several years. Prior to that, Olivia was a Lawyer, her career included working in Civil Litigation and In-House Banking in Singapore.

Marco Dingemans

STARTUP COACH

Marco has first-hand experience when it comes to turning a passion into a business, now he wants to help others do the same.

Marco Dingemans took a step back from corporate life back in 2016, following a move from the UK to Arrowtown. It led to a natural opportunity to leverage his past business experience with a growing passion as part of the lifestyle change.

Jinene Clark

STARTUP COACH

Jinene’s role is to assist entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners, and those in the innovation/tech space.

Jinene moved to Wanaka in 2019, following a successful 25 years career in the IT and telecom industry in Australia. It’s a homecoming for her, whose family dates back five generations within the Otago region.

ARE YOU READY?

We can't wait to help you turn your dream business into a REALITY!

LET'S DO THIS!

KICK START IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDING FROM OUR SUPPORTERS:

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