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Take your idea to the next level with Amp It Up!

Applications for our 2025 Taupō Amp It Up programme will open in December.  

If you have an innovative idea to take your business to the next level or a start-up that you want to work through the validation process, then Amp It Up is a great starting point for your business; offering an accelerator program that teaches the fundamentals of business among a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs!  

Hosted in partnership with leading business growth agency CO.STARTERS we are holding a FREE 10 week workshop based programme designed to equip you to turn your idea into action. You will learn how to validate your business idea, understand your customers, and learn all the business basics, giving you the tools and knowledge to succeed; while learning in a peer-to-peer environment.


This is an exciting and invaluable learning opportunity that is run each year in Taupō, starting in March, and Turangi, starting in July.

Session formats are as follows:

  • Week 1: Knowing Yourself 

  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer

  • Week 3: Finding the Right Solution

  • Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right

  • Week 5: Building Blocks

  • Week 6: Structures & Systems

  • Week 7: Discovering the Bottom Line

  • Week 8: Financial Modelling

  • Week 9: Planning for Growth

  • Week 10: Celebration/Pitch Night!!

By participating in this course, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business/idea to a panel of judges at our celebration night.

This is a free workshop programme. Placements are limited and will be assessed through an application process.
Please fill in the application by following the link below. 

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