23 June, 2021
Westport and Karamea
$250 + GST
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Expressions of Interest are now open for CO.STARTERS Westport (June 2021)

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Expressions of Interest now open!

CO.STARTERS is a nine week business start-up and development programme that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and a passion into a sustainable and thriving business. 

CO.STARTERS programmes have run successfully across the West Coast in Westport, Karamea, Greymouth and Hokitika with great results. Graduates of the programme have gone on to do inspiring things across the Coast and include Grounded Garden Services, Wash Rite West Coast, West Coast Scenic Waterways, Hopaholics Brewery, Blue Spur Milk and Honey,, New River Kennels and more..

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.

Learn more about West Coast Co.Starters


Week 1: Knowing Yourself

  • Assumptions, Canvas, Working Styles, Team Building, Obstacles

Week 2: Knowing Your Customer

  • Customer, Problem, Alternatives, Solution, Benefit, Advantage

Week 3: Getting the Relationship Right

  • Marketing & Message, Getting, Keeping & Growing Customers

Week 4: Building the Model to Scale

  • Starting Small, Distribution, Revenue, Typical Sale, Price

Week 5: Strengthening Your Structure

  • Business Structures, Licenses, IP, Hiring

Week 6: Discovering Your Bottom Line

  • Startup & Ongoing Needs, Fixed & Variable Costs, Breaking Even

Week 7: Accounting for Growth

  • Break-Even Point, Sales Projections, Cash Flow, Accounting

Week 8: Planning for the Future

  • Raising Capital, Growth Plans, Goal Setting, Pitch Prep

Week 9: Pitch Night / Sharing Your Story


Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: EPIC Westport - 10A Lyndhurst, Westport
Cost: $250 + GST
Register interest - email to register your interest

23 June, 2021
Westport and Karamea
$250 + GST
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10a Lyndhurst Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand