We can connect you with a supportive entrepreneurial community through in-person and online groups, clubs, events and collaborative working spaces. Bounce ideas around, hear from other innovators and build your startup.

Communities to join

More AUT student clubs (AUT website)

Use the Beta Lab co-working space

Looking for somewhere to work on your startup idea that's more than just a desk? Drop in to the Beta Lab co-working space in WB101 at the City Campus.

Book a startup session with the AUT BETA team

Are you stuck with your idea? Not sure how to start or looking for some feedback and direction with your startup idea?

We recommend you book a session with us.

Enquire here

Build a startup with these helpful resources

We know there's a lot of content online and sometimes that can feel overwhelming – so we've curated a selection of resources made up of handy frameworks, podcasts, good reads and videos to inspire you on your journey.

Startup ideas

Want to start a startup but not sure where to begin? Then this section is for you. These resources will support ideation and creative thinking so that you can spark your next startup.

Customer discovery

These resources will give you the tools and insights to understand how to make your product, service, or software aligned to potential customers.

Business model and Social Enterprise

If you are looking at various business models to apply to your idea then this section is for you. We have resources about a mix of different business models, including social impact models.

Sales and marketing

Sales and marketing are two critical aspects within any startup business and will be the way you communicate to your audience what you are about.

Finance and funding

A great selection of easy to digest material to learn more about finance and funding options available in New Zealand


Now you have an idea, let's bring it to life. Check out these recommended resources

Founder and team

You will face a wide range of decisions when building your team. These handy resources include templates and guides on how to build and scale your team, keeping team values at the heart of your startup.

Legal and Intellectual Property

Here are a great range of resources from leading experts to consider to avoid future problems and keep protected from a legal perspective.

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