In 2020, more than 5000 participants joined over 200 business programmes in Impact Hubs across the globe.

From sustainable food to circular fashion to healthcare, Impact Hub ran programmes focused on getting started, accelerators on scaling internationally, training sessions on leadership skills for entrepreneurs – and pilot programmes with corporate partners. Amongst programme participants, 45% of venture success is attributed to Impact Hub!

Here at Impact Hub Waikato, we offer a variety of programmes, each of which features a mixture of capability-building and individual coaching, with the aim of helping impact entrepreneurs building and growing both their business and impact. Each programme focuses on a different stage of business - meaning there's something for everyone!

Impact Hub Waikato has the below business programmes on offer.

Open Challenge Accelerator

The Open Challenge Accelerator is an entrepreneurial support programme designed for entrepreneurs wanting to grow a business that does good for people, prosperity and the planet. We combine the international experience of our Impact Hub network with high-quality local expertise to deliver a hands-on business programme that is unique to New Zealand.

Impact Hub will be running a 2022 cohort of the Open Challenge Accelerator

Register your interest here >
Read more about the Open Challenge Accelerator >

Back to Purpose

Back to Purpose is an 8-week Entrepreneurship Programme for New Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs in New Zealand. We are looking for motivated candidates who:

  • are interested in creating and testing a new business idea;
  • are already in business but are winging it / don’t have a clear vision;
  • want to be connected to the vibrant Kiwi startup scene.

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Please register your interest for 2022 here >
Read more about Back to Purpose here >

Enable Membership

Our Enable membership is a curated membership opportunity designed to support early stage impact-driven entrepreneurs.

This 6 month membership provides tailor-fit support that will equip you with bespoke and ongoing support, providing access to resources from all over the world, combined with cutting-edge content delivered right here at home with some of NZs top impact professionals.

Starting with an in-depth diagnostic we discover what’s needed to curate your supported entrepreneurial journey. From here you can expect support delivered through a practical ‘learn by doing’ approach that is flexible and tiered.

Here’s what to expect when you sign up to an Enable Membership:

  • Your Personal Host - your host will contact you to say hi, and share all the juicy details about your new Enable Membership
  • Intake Diagnostic - you will do this with your host, enabling them to curate your membership journey. From here you can expect:
    • Business Coaching - 4-5 sessions each 6 months with an Impact Hub Associate in your chosen area/s through:
      • Dedicated coaching
      • 1 on 1 consultations 
      •  In-depth mentoringCohort 
    • Sessions - connect with other businesses on the same journey as you.

You can also look forward to all the additional benefits of being an Impact Hub member, including:

  • Member mail - receive our fortnightly member mail, keeping you up to date with all the offers & opportunities.
  • Workbenches - monthly opportunity to connect with experts on a variety of subjects to ask the hard questions.
  • Digital resources - download from our digital database of resources.
  • Discounts - some sweet deals with local business for added value.
  • Member Portal listing - list your business details & contacts for additional exposure & connection.
  • Impact drinks - every two months drinks are on us! Come along and network at one of our spaces.
  • Free co-working day every month - that's right, a day on us each month to spend getting productive in one of our spaces.
  • Capacity building events - a free event every two months to help you build your business knowledge & skills

$250+GST p/month with a 6 month subscription
50% discount now available!

In 2021 Impact Hub Waikato ran a pilot for this membership where together we curated an approach that provides excellent value for participants. Our approach continues to be collaborative, and ensuring the best value for our members. This is what our 2021 cohort had to say about the membership:

“I've participated in some of your fantastic webinars and love the enthusiasm and innovation that Impact hub initiates and supports. It's clear from the array of programs that Hamilton is so very lucky to have Impact Hub Waikato in the centre of the city, bringing together social entrepreneurs to cross-fertilise, support, collaborate, and innovate together”

- Debbie

“It takes a village to raise a social enterprise and the awhi, support and collaborative atmosphere at Impact Hub Waikato is a really important part of this, as well as a privilege to be part of”

- Natalie

"My 'home away from home' when in Hamilton. Great team, excellent facilities and fantastic networking"

- Ian

"Wonderful, cozy and quite place for work. Convenient location, and very friendly staff - best co-working space in Hamilton in my opinion!"

- Daria

"Great co-working space in central Hamilton, run by an organisation who connect businesses and entrepreneurs working towards making a difference. What's not to like?!"

- Michelle


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