New guide to help entrepreneurs throughout New Zealand, made in Wanaka.
A new online guide to help Kiwi entrepreneurs quickly find and locate support for their startups has been launched today.
The guide, dubbed "StartUp NZ", is an initiative of Wanaka based entrepreneur and publisher, Richard Liew, whose online magazine NZ Entrepreneur covers news and information for entrepreneurs across New Zealand.
Liew says the motivation behind the guide, which catalogs over 200 support organisations, programmes, groups and events for entrepreneurs, came from observing the challenges he saw first time entrepreneurs facing when trying to build their businesses.
"We created StartUp NZ to answer questions we receive at NZ Entrepreneur on an almost daily basis. While there is a lot of support for entrepreneurs in New Zealand, it isn’t always easy for business owners to understand what role each organisation plays, or even how to find them. Many of the support organisations themselves have trouble with communicating their services and resources to those who need them."
Designed to be a “living, breathing” resource, with organisation profiles and relevant content added on a regular basis, Liew says he hopes the guide will become a valuable tool not just for business builders, but for anyone wanting to learn more about entrepreneurship in New Zealand.
"Our hope is that StartUp NZ will prove to be a useful resource for all New Zealanders interested in entrepreneurship - students, teachers, business coaches, mentors and members of the media," says Liew.
"Feedback from the national entrepreneur community has been overwhelmingly positive," he adds.
The "cover" image for the interactive guide is one Wanaka residents will easily recognise, showcasing the view from Roys Peak, which Liew says is symbolic of the intention of the guide to provide a high level view of the entrepreneur ecosystem.
You can access StartUp NZ at nzentrepreneur.co.nz