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We are working behind the scenes to build a platform that allows you to choose to pledge either money or support-in-kind (koha). For the moment, we have our first wave of social entrepreneurs and changemakers coming through Tā Koha who are preparing to launch campaigns seeking monetary support.


Chris Poipoi - Kiwi Kai Steam Puddings
Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Whare

Chris’ kaupapa is to try bring Maori kai to the world. He has a particular focus is on steam puddings. Kiwi Kai is in 12 supermarkets and 15 Mad Butcher outlets across Aotearoa. Kiwi Kai is now seeking investors to scale-up to expand throughout New Zealand and Australia.


Adele Hauwai - Seecom
Ngāti-Kahungunu, Tuhoe, Ngāti-Maniapoto

SeeCom is short for ‘See Communication’, visual communication.  We have gone innovative with designing digital sign language resources which is being translated into multiple sign languages to scale worldwide.  See the sign, hear the word, communicate with ease and fun!

Hemi Ratahi - Kīrehu Creative
Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Paoa

Kīrehu Creative’s mission is to ‘let us take you home’. Through leading innovative technology like 360 camera, VR, AR and also drone technology we intend to capture our taonga, our whenua, our sites of significance and with AR and VR present it back to whānau in a creative and interactive way that promotes engagement and reconnection.


Jamie-Lee Raumati - Stay Connected
Te Rarawa,  Ngāi Te Rangi

At Stay Connected we work hard to assist our ladies all around the world in achieving their goals, dreams and life’s aspirations. We aim to be the number 1 platform for all women’s needs in New Zealand by 2019.

Kelly Francis - Whenua Warrior
Ngāti Wharara, Ngāti Korokoro – Ngāpuhi

We have a vision of every New Zealander with an edible organic garden and our mission is to feed the community, teach the community to feed themselves and empower them to feed each other.


Lily Stender - Tolaga Bay Inn
Ngātiporou, Te Aitanga A Hauiti, Ngāti Porou

Our vision is to keep our history alive for future generations and our mission is to preserve our heritage by utilising the Inn as a vehicle for economic, social and cultural development.

Funded! Visit the PledgeMe page

Manawa Udy - Ngahere Communities
Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Manawa

We cultivate physical and virtual communities that enhance creativity and innovation, using collaborative spaces, common values and co-designed programmes.  Our first community – Ngahere Manukau – is launching in August 2018. This will be a co-working and events space led by tikanga Māori, and Polynesian flair.

Funded! Visit the PledgeMe page


Joe Harawira - Flo Clothing
Ngāti Awa and Ngāi Te Rangi

Flo (flourish) Clothing is an aspirational brand that connects lovers of lifestyle and activewear fashion to give back and help kids in need. Every purchase provides a healthy meal, in school, for a child in need. It also helps sponsor kids to access sport and recreation activities outside of school. During September Flo had a promotional store in Wellington Airport.

Pam Armstrong - Stay Native
Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi

‘Stay Native’ is an online tourism platform, connecting travellers to authentic indigenous experiences. Our hosts are all tangata whenua, with stories, talents and hidden treasures to share. We enhance wealth creation for Māori by providing them with the opportunities, the support and the tools to facilitate high quality, and unique experiences for their manuhiri.


Rangimahora Reddy & Surinder Dhulip Singh - Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust 
Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui, Ngaāti Rangiwēwehi

“Hei manaaki nga Kaumātua” or enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing of our Kaumātua/ elders is what we all strive to achieve at Rauawaawa.

Funded! Visit the PledgeMe page

Shāree Wilkinson - Moka Premium Eco-Fibre Lashes

We are forging new ground being the first to bring our unique resource of possum fibre into the beauty industry, and the first company to create an eyelash product in Aotearoa.


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