Nau mai, haere mai ki Konaki, Welcome to Konaki, where we embody the spirit of "Konaki" – to support and embrace the future leadership pathways for Māori in Education and Enterprise – through our innovative partnership with Te Kura Pakihi, the University of Otago Māori Business School.

We are excited to publish our 2024 Konaki Report and introduce our Cultural framework, Pou Tarāwaho Konaki 1.0 — check it out here for the latest insights, innovations and the future of the programme.

Launched in 2018, our initiative is dedicated to empowering Māori business students by providing them the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in real-world business settings.

Konaki has been designed to connect students' skills with startup projects, offering a platform where academic theories are tested and applied practically. This not only helps students enhance their capabilities but also drives forward the businesses they collaborate with.

The Konaki Research project, integral to our programme, continually assesses the impact of these engagements, ensuring that the educational experiences are aligned with the evolving needs of the industry. Through this research, we have seen significant advancements in student confidence and the relevancy of their skills in the marketplace, alongside the accelerated progress of startups involved, check it out here.

Join us in fostering the next generation of Māori entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Haere mai ki Konaki – join us as we turn academic potential into entrepreneurial success, and discover how our programme can enrich your educational journey and professional future.

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