What’s on

What’s on

At the core of AUT BETA are the programmes and competitions that will nurture and develop your entrepreneurial spirit.
X Challenge, CO.STARTERS, Te Kōrau and regular workshops and events offer you valuable opportunities to collaborate, connect, create and succeed.


Check out our line-up of events, workshops and more.

X Challenge startup idea competitions

X Challenge runs two competitions each year at AUT. With a programme of support to help you develop your entry, it doesn't matter what stage your idea is at. Plus, there's $30,000 cash and other prizes up for grabs.

CO.STARTERS at AUT: business development programme

CO.STARTERS at AUT is our foundation entrepreneurship programme, equipping you with tools you need to take the next step in building a sustainable business.

CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition

During CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition you develop and fine-tune your ideas as well as critically examine every part of your hospitality idea.

Te Kōrau business development programme

Te Kōrau builds on the traditional CO.STARTERS business development programme by weaving in Māori worldviews and narratives to give rakahinonga the tools to get your business idea underway.

Academic course options at AUT

These AUT courses each have a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Subscribe to our newsletter

/ ( mm / dd )