West Coast entrepreneurial spirit on display

16 December 2020
Development West Coast
West Coast entrepreneurial spirit on display

Inspiring business pitches marked the celebration night for the latest graduates of DWC’s Co.Starters business start-up and development programme.

Co.Starters is a nine-week programme designed to help you find the best approach to starting and growing a business and collaborate with others who share your entrepreneurial spirit as you work through your business model.

The latest programme held in Greymouth was facilitated by Phil Johnston-Coates and Hannah Fitzgibbon. During the graduation night, the participants pitched a range of startup and developing businesses, including a jade carver, toy maker, dog kennels and holistic therapy.

Astiana Trouland took home the ‘best pitch’ award for her presentation on her wellness business Hauora Coaching.

If you would like to start your own business, develop your existing business, or explore and develop an idea or project then register your interest for an upcoming Co.Starters


From left: Phil Johnston-Coates (co-facilitator), Jeremiah Maniago (Toys for Ages), Laksmi Duyvestyn (Moonlight Healing), Paula Kerr (New River Kennels), Astiana Trouland (Hauora Coaching), Ana Krakosky (Jade and Form) and Hannah Fitzgibbon (co-facilitator)