Ārewa | About Arewa
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We will support Māori Entrepreneurs to test and develop their business ideas.

We aim to develop capability by providing targeted workshops and pop-up events of relevance that align to economic development and business growth.

We will aim to provide programmes of international recognition with a focus on knowledge transfer. Build our clients capability and offer an environment where relationships are formed, conversations take place and opportunities are realised.

We will align with Maori economic strategies and critical development objectives. Ensuring that initiatives proactively grow the economy in which we live and work.

Ārewa means to Inspire, Connect, and Elevate. We will support Māori entrepreneurs to develop their business capability.

Our goal is to ignite entrepreneurial spark, encourage and empower Māori Entrepreneurs to give their ideas a go, and not to give up on their aspirations.

Our guiding principles are

Whanaungatanga | Relationships – to foster beneficial and enterprising relationships

Whanonga | Inspiring – Be inspiring and feed the fire of knowledge.

Ukaipotanga | Resilence – Instill resilience and encourage courage.

Rangatiratanga | Empowerment – Encourage Maori to seek out their own destiny.


Sacha is passionate about elevating Maori business; to think in a global platform and be successful entrepreneurs

Sacha MacDonald


Co-Starters facilitation and programme development, Chan is passionate about developing relationships and wider networks in the Global Maori Economy.

Chan Collin

Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa Tangata

Inspire | Connect | Elevate

To take the path less traveled, and leaving your mark on the world.

Entrepreneurship and Business Start Up

For entrepreneurs, we provide a forum for ideas around economic,  community and social Enterprise.  We facilitate opportunities for ideas to be activated, using internationally recognised programmes, such as co-Starters and Start Up Weekends.

Scholarship and Programme Development

Develop national and international partnerships for graduate programmes.  Partner with corporate entities and tertiary providers.

Business Hub and Innovation

Foster conversations, for participants to act as sounding-boards, both with skilled facilitators but also with each other, we will challenge the status quo, foster experimentation and provide critical business support to ensure whanau are able to make confident, smart decisions, to activate enterprise growth quickly

Have an idea? Let’s get it off the ground.