Are you a Pasifika business owner? Based outside of Auckland?
Malo and welcome to the Vaka Pasifika Accelerator!
We’re bringing you online content and support to help you take your business to the next level – whether you’re selling at the local mākete or already going global.
It’s free, you can do it all online, and you can get support from experts when you need it. Plus, you could win a share of $25,000 along the way!
Straight out of the gate, you’ll learn everything they didn’t teach you at school about money.
We’ll take you through:
Even your auntie is buying online! So we’ll help you make
the most of selling online.
We’ll walk you through:
We’ll hook you up with $1,000 to spend on digital and productivity tools. Plus, we’ll show you how to use them.
You’ll learn about using digital tools to:
There’s a time and a place for being humble, but this isn’t it. We’ll teach you how to show off your business.
Learn how to:
Brands aren’t just for massive companies with huge budgets. In fact, you’ve got a brand already!
We’ll show you how to:
Last year, we gave $10,000 cash and a whole lot of support to the owners of two Pasifika businesses. It made such a massive impact that we wanted to offer that support to you too. Watch their stories right here!
The course starts on May 18 and runs for 12 weeks.
We know that your spare time is a luxury! But we really recommend that you spend up to 2 hours a day, Mon-Fri, working through the curriculum and taking part in our online workshops and webinars.
It’s going to stretch and challenge you, but it’ll be worth it!
Our Vaka Pasifika Accelerator is for Pasifika business owners based outside of Auckland.
Yes! Learn through online videos and online guest speaker workshops, and jump into our two 30 minute online hui every week.
Plus, chat to our subject matter experts inside the Manaaki community.
Want some real human interaction? We’ve got you! We’ll also host in-person catch-ups across the country so you can meet our
team and other Pasifika small business owners near you.
The course starts on May 18 and runs for 12 weeks. We know that your spare time is a luxury! But we really recommend that you spend up to 2 hours a day, Mon-Fri, working through the curriculum and taking part in our online workshops and webinars. It’s going to stretch and challenge you, but it’ll be worth it!
We’re not going anywhere! You’re part of the Vaka Pasifika and Manaaki aiga, so our community, mentors and experts are always here to support – wherever you are on your journey.
Manaaki will be delivering the programme with the support of their killer network. Manaaki is known for supporting small business owners through the challenges and opportunities of owning a business. Since it launched in March 2020, over 300,000 Kiwis have interacted with content on the platform, or received answers to their questions from Kiwi business experts.
The Ministry of Pacific Peoples has provided the funding that will allow the training and grants for 50 Pasifika businesses. The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is the principal advisor on policies and interventions that improve outcomes for Pacific Peoples.