In 2021, 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.

Back to Purpose

Back to Purpose is an 8-week Entrepreneurship Programme for New Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs in New Zealand. It is perfect 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.

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.

Accelerate Regional Membership

Our Accelerate 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 NZ's 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.

Climathon Waikato

This hackathon-style event is designed to help you to use your skills to advance climate solutions, rethink the way we live, and create a future you're proud to pass on to the next generation.

At the heart of it all is an Ideathon, where you'll be able to work in a team with fellow changemakers to imagine, explore and develop innovative solutions to our shared climate challenges.


This 12-week accelerator is designed to help South Waikato-based creatives start a business, develop a side hustle, or build an income stream through their craft.

Through a series of Entrepreneurial and Artistic Uplift Modules, these aspiring creatives are equipped with all the tools they need to successfully launch or grow their own creative business.

“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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