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KEDA's Lead Programme

KEDA’s lead programme for supporting idea creators, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses (in their first year or two) is called KickStart Kapiti.

The KickStart Kapiti programme is a three month programme free to KEDA members, providing participants with access to a business mentor, assistance with business planning and overall development of the idea. A KickStart ‘Project’ is established with KEDA when an applicant registers with us.

If you have a business idea, KickStart Kapiti is the place to start.

A Project can be any idea that has potential to develop into a commercially viable business or venture that benefits Kapiti’s economic and community development.

Once a Project is accepted, a KEDA Mentor will be assigned to the Project owner to assess needs, undertake an initial feasibility analysis and scope the programme. At the conclusion of the three month programme, project owners have the opportunity to showcase their idea at a KickStart Evening attended by a cross section of the local community that includes potential investors, business partners and other stakeholders who can help take projects to their next stage of growth.

If you have an idea that needs the input of others to realise its potential, then KickStart Kapiti is the place to start!

Become a KEDA Member

Register your Project

Learn more about KEDA

Introduction to KickStart Kapiti

Watch the introductory video below from Laurie Wilson, Deputy Chair of KEDA and the KickStart Kapiti Lead.

Laurie Wilson

Laurie Wilson | KickStart Kapiti Director

Laurie is a Committee member of KEDA and Deputy Chair. He leads the KickStart Kapiti programme and can be reached directly for any questions you may have. Click to email him now.

Our partner Startup Queenstown Lakes

This KICK START program will teach you how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and take action to launch your business.

This online learning program is suitable for anyone who wants the knowledge to FINALLY bring their idea to life.

We look forward to supporting you on your startup journey!

KickStart Kapiti Startup Queenstown Lakes Promo
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