“We will use ideation tools alongside the pūkenga of our facilitators, to help whānau explore their business ideas further and provide them with skills so that they can better articulate their ideas and bring the right people on the journey with them.”
Through the initiative, Tapuwae Roa hopes to help remove some of the barriers Māori experience when entering the entrepreneurial ecosystem and increase economic resilience within whānau Māori.
“We believe that by supporting aspiring pakihi and rakahinonga Māori to explore and accelerate their business potential, whānau can find pathways towards their own financial resilience and self-determination,” says Te Pūoho Kātene, Kaihautū (Executive Director) of Tapuwae Roa.
The roadshow will launch with four wānanga throughout November, with the first taking place in Whāngarei on 4 November. A second series of roadshows is also planned for February 2024 and will include an online wānanga for those who cannot make it in person.
“Entrepreneurship is a tool to create freedom, solve the problems you care about, and create value on your own terms. In effect, entrepreneurship is the embodiment of tino rangatiratanga,” says Tawha.
Places are limited; for more information, or to register, visit: www.tapuwaeroa.org/rakahinonga