CO.STARTERS Hokitika - 2023

07 March, 2023
$500 + GST

Register your interest for the CO.STARTERS business start-up and development programme returning to Hokitika in 2023!

If you’re an aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur, looking to launch a new product or service, the CO.STARTERS business programme is for you!

CO.STARTERS is a weekly course designed to help you find the best approach to starting and growing a business. Collaborate with others who share your entrepreneurial spirit as you work through your business model.

The ten-week programme will equip you with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn your ideas into a sustainable and thriving endeavour. Each week the cohort will work through a theme/topic together, with local entrepreneurs and professionals coming as guest speakers to share their knowledge and inspiring stories.

CO.STARTERS programmes have run successfully across the West Coast. Graduates of the programme have gone on to do inspiring things across the Coast. Hokitika graduates of the programme include:


Week 1: Knowing Yourself

  • Introduction, assumptions, working styles, team building, obstacles.

Week 2: Knowing Your Customer

  • Customer, problem, alternatives, idea testing.

Week 3: Finding the Right Solution

  • Solution, benefit, advantage, starting small, brand identity.

Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right

  • Marketing and message; getting, keeping and growing customers.

Week 5: Building Blocks

  • Distribution, revenue, typical offering, price.

Week 6: Structures and Systems

  • Legal and accounting considerations.

Week 7: Discovering the Bottom Line

  • Startup and ongoing needs, fixed and variable costs, break-even point.

Week 8: Financial Modeling

  • Break-even point, sales projections, cash flow, raising capital.

Week 9: Planning for Growth

  • Growth plans, goal setting, celebration prep.

Week 10: Celebration


If you have any questions about the programme or would like to register your interest, please contact us at

We will be in touch to let you know when applications open in early 2023.

07 March, 2023
$500 + GST

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