We teach ambitious people how to turn business ideas into companies that make money and a positive impact.

We do this by breaking down the process of starting a purpose-driven business into simple actionable steps. We teach founders these steps, connect them with resources to make execution easier and offer services to support.

Startup Support

Programs, resources and a community to help people take the leap to start a business and make good decisions along the way.

Events & Workshops

Our events and workshops provide opportunities to connect, upskill and be inspired by other founders and startup experts.

Startup Services

We offer services to make it easy for founders to complete components of startup work, including marketing and product development.

Take action on your ideas

Successful businesses and extraordinary people are developed by taking small steps in the right direction over a long period of time.

Our proven processes and resources give people the knowledge to take these small steps, to turn ideas into uniquely valuable products and services.

  • Change your thoughts and behaviours to start executing
  • find a viable idea, one that is uniquely valuable
  • complete customer discovery and  validation to find the market opportunity
  • build business fundamentals, including brand, culture and leadership principles
  • get your first paying customers
  • launch the first version of your product, and
  • connect with the right people along the way.
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It takes a community to build a company

Connections to good people make a world of difference when starting a business. People who can give support, advice, skills, and resources when they're required.

Mum's Garage is built on the principle of community, and we've worked hard to build a group of awesome people who care about collectively developing companies. This includes:

  • Experienced founders
  • Startup specialists, including branding and design, website development, finance, and legal support, HR and people skills, marketing, and sales
  • Support resources - people who can help work on getting tasks done
  • Other founders on the same journey.
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Outsource startup development

If you're ready to commit to investing money into developing your idea, we offer services for launching and growing startups.

This is suitable for people who have more of a budget to spend on starting and growing their company, so can outsource work, instead of doing it themselves. Our services include:

  • Market Validation
  • Software Development
  • Customer Acquisition (Marketing & Sales)
  • Financial Modelling and Investment Readiness.
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Interested in how Mum's Garage can help you start and grow your business?

Some of the companies we've worked with:

** Sharesies and Genoapay completed The Validator Pre-Accelerator, a Mum's Garage partnership project.

Tools for Starting and Developing Your Business

We share useful resources for founders in the first year of building their business. This includes tools, guides and interviews with successful New Zealand founders.

Small business owner who could apply for NZ Startup and Small Business Grants

NZ Start Up and Small Business Grants Guide

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New Zealand Startup Ecosystem

New Zealand Startup Ecosystem Map

New Zealand Startup Ecosystem Map Here’s a range of NZ support currently on offer to new entrepreneurs and growing startups Last […]

How to do Market Validation

Market validation is a process to help turn your idea into something that people want and will pay for. Validating your idea […]