Make a start with local programme creator Richard Liew

Richard Liew the creator of Startup NZ.

Programme creator and Wānaka resident Richard Liew, who is also the founder and editor of online magazine NZ Entrepreneur, is launching a new nationwide online course to help New Zealand communities nurture entrepreneurship at the grassroots level. 

The Startup NZ Entrepreneurs Programme, commencing on October 1, requires participants to commit one to two hours per week—not including time spent watching optional weekly webinars with feature entrepreneurs. 

The 12-week course aims to provide all Kiwis with the opportunity to give their business-building dreams their “best shot from day one, regardless of their background, education or financial means”.

Therefore the first lesson of the programme is being offered free of charge to the first 500 participants. 

Liew said, “While the first programme kicks off on October 1, 2019, we’re seeking 500 New Zealanders thinking about starting a business, or who have recently started a business, to take the entire first lesson free of charge right now, and let us know what they think,”.

Liew added, “Our first lesson is about ‘Entrepreneurial Purpose’, a key ingredient for the successful start to any business, and something even many existing business owners are missing to their detriment. We know that even just taking this first lesson will improve the participants chances of business building success. We want to have a big impact and we're really looking forward to being able to make a positive difference straight off the bat”.

Interested participants can take the first lesson free now at


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