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

Applications for our 2024 Amp It Up programme are now OPEN.  

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 for Taupō's entrepreneurs and there is over $2,000 worth of prize money to be won,.

Session dates and format are as follows:

  • Week 1: Knowing Yourself - 20th March 

  • Week 2: Knowing Your Customer - 27th March

  • Week 3: Finding the Right Solution -  3rd April

  • Week 4: Getting the Relationship Right - 10th April

  • Week 5: Building Blocks -  17th April

  • Week 6: Structures & Systems -  24th April

  • Week 7: Discovering the Bottom Line -  1st May

  • Week 8: Financial Modeling -  8th May

  • Week 9: Planning for Growth -  15th May

  • Week 10: Celebration!! -  22nd May

By participating in this course, you will have the opportunity to pitch your business/idea to a panel of judges; plus be in with a chance to win a portion of the over $2,000 cash prize pool for the top pitches.

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. Applications close 29th February 2024 and spots will be offered and accepted throughout this period and no later than the 7th March 2024 with the course commencing 20th March 2024.

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