About Us

A subsidiary of the HTK Group – HTK Start Up was established in 2022 with a focus on supporting early-stage high growth innovative companies to achieve global success.

About HTK StartUp

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HTK Start Up is a values-led accelerator that focuses on supporting early-stage high growth innovative companies to achieve global success.

A subsidiary company of the HTK Group – HTK Start Up was established in 2022 and provides cohort-based accelerator and incubator programmes that offer start ups and founders access to experienced advisors, mentors, investors and networks.

We are committed to building a strong start up ecosystem that has the capacity and understanding to support all founders and startups with a specific focus on the under served community, Māori and Pasifika founders. Our network of advisors, operators and investors have shared values and a commitment to operating in line with our values and principles.

Our Mission

We seek to support the business growth and commercialisation of indigenous and underserved start ups and founders by providing targeted guidance, mentoring and advice within a culturally based and values-led framework to enable them to succeed on the global stage.

Our Team

Ren Hakiwai

Ren Hakiwai

Managing Director
Jacob Varghese

Jacob Varghese

Head of Start Ups
pete burgess

Pete Burgess

Director of Business Growth

Johnny Aranga

Senior Business Advisor

Vern Holden

Senior Business Advisor

Irene McArthur

Marketing and Engagement Lead

Our Partners

Our Start Up Perks

Take a look at the perks on offer to startups taking part in  all our HTK programmes. 

 
HubSpot is a CRM platform with all the software, integrations, and resources you need to connect marketing, sales, content management, and customer service. The HubSpot Partner Program offers eligible startups:
  • Up to 90% Discount on HubSpot Software
  • Education Resources and Tailored Training
  • Integrated Platform for Startups.
Read more on HubSpot for Startups Overview Slides for Partners. If you are eligible sign up here. 

 
Stripe is a suite of APIs powering online payment processing and commerce solutions for internet businesses of all sizes.HTK Group portfolio companies get:
  • Waived Stripe fees for transactions up to a processing volume of $20,000 NZD.
  • Having an assigned manager to the wider Stripe org.
Read more Stripe. If you are eligible sign up here. 
git hub
 
GitHub is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets you and others work together on projects from anywhere. Startups have access to 20 seats of GitHub Enterprise free for first year and 50% off 20 seats for second year.

Check it GitHub is the right for your business here. Access using unique link for HTK Group customers here. 

notion

 

Notion is a new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s the all-in-one workspace for you and your team.

  • $1,000 in credit = 1 year for free for a team of 10 
  • Applicable to the net new Plus plan only

Check if it’s a good fit for your business, see here. Submit and application with our custom link here.

zen desk

 

Zendesk is a complete customer service solution that’s easy to use and scales with your business. It is a Customer Relationship Management platform.

  • Get 6 months free of Zendesk Suite and Zendesk Sales CRM
  • Six months of access to our Zendesk Suite and Zendesk Sales CRM at no cost*
  • Online office hour sessions with our startups customer success team
  • Access to our Startups Community including events, content and resources.

Check if it’s a good fit for your business here. Access using unique link for HTK Group customers here. 

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. As a startup in the HTK Group community, you are eligible for the following AWS benefits:

  • USD $5,000 (valid for 2 years).
  • 24/7 access to AWS Cloud Support Engineers for up to 1 year. 
  • Exclusive content & offers, discounts, free products, startup events.
  • Personalised AWS Activate console.

Check if AWS is the right cloud platform for your business. Access using this unique link shared below and the organisation ID: 1oln6 

safe365

Safe365 is a digital health and safety system that enables businesses to assess, manage and improve their health and safety performance. Our partnership with Safe365 Award winning Health and Safety technology will enable our Startups with 35% discount of their first-year subscription with set up and assessment support.

Contact us on info@htkstartup.com to see if this platform is right for your business. 

xero

 

Xero‘s online accounting software connects small business owners with their numbers, their bank, and advisors anytime. Our partnership with Xero will enable our Startups to 50% discount of their first-year subscription.

Contact us on info@htkstartup.com to see if this platform is right for your business

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