About the
entrepreneurship programme

Our entrepreneurship programme supports emerging New Zealand entrepreneurs to build connections and facilitate business relationships in Asia, and supports Asian entrepreneurs to build connections in New Zealand.

What do we do?

We get entrepreneurs on the ground to learn about the country they are visiting, receive industry-specific briefings from experts, visit businesses and meet people working in their sector.

 We host inspirational events where participants can learn what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and thrive in Asia.

Taking entrepreneurs to Asia

We take groups of entrepreneurs and business leaders from New Zealand to Asia on industry-specific trips to build their knowledge and confidence in Asia and develop connections.

We do this because in the long-term we need New Zealand entrepreneurs to understand the region. We want Kiwis returning home and sharing what they learnt with colleagues, mentors and others in their sector.

Bringing entrepreneurs to New Zealand

We bring groups of entrepreneurs and business leaders from North Asia and Southeast Asia to New Zealand on industry-specific trips to build their knowledge and confidence in New Zealand and develop connections.

In New Zealand they meet with industry experts, attend workshops and events, visit businesses and get to know the country.

Our vision is an interconnected global network of entrepreneurs sharing, learning and supporting each other in their business success.

Watch a video of a group of Southeast Asian food and beverage entrepreneurs visiting boutique F&B businesses in Wellington


The entrepreneurs

Find out about some of the entrepreneurs we've supported

What's happening in 2019?


Start-up Secrets - Technology (Tauranga)

This event is targeted at technology-focussed entrepreneurs who have travelled to Southeast Asia with the Foundation. It will be a chance for Kiwi entrepreneurs to connect over their past experiences and current involvement in the ASEAN market.


Kiwi Social Enterprise visit (Vietnam). Applications closed


ASEAN Tourism visit (New Zealand). Applications closed


If you have any questions about partaking in an entrepreneurship programme activity, first check our FAQs and if you cannot find what you're after there, please email us at [email protected].