1703 Co-starters Nunu and Allan

Do you have an idea for a project, nonprofit or socially-minded business or are you an existing organisation looking to become more sustainable?

CO.STARTERS for Causes is a 9 week programme (3 hours training per week) that equips aspiring social entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action.

CO.STARTERS for Causes is for:
  • People with ideas - test and develop your social enterprise idea
  • Non-profits - explore adding income from trading activities to your revenue model and grow capacity for social enterprise in your team
What you'll gain:
  • A deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable social enterprise, identifying whether or not an idea is good and how to change it to make it work
  • The ability to articulate what your social enterprise does and how it works
  • Knowledge of business modelling, budgeting, customer research, marketing and more
  • The next steps needed to move forward
  • A community of peers, mentors, business services and a national network of support

Download a summary of what's covered in the CO.STARTERS for Causes programme.


Get to know CO.STARTERS

See what CO.STARTERS Dunedin participants have to say about the programme.

CO.STARTERS for Causes at EcoMatters participants share their experiences:


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Become a mentor or guest speaker

A little extra support can make a huge difference in getting a new venture up and running. Could you help our aspiring social entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground by being a guest speaker or mentor? Find out more about becoming a guest speaker or mentor

For more information about getting involved in CO.STARTERS for Causes at EcoMatters, contact

CO.STARTERS for Causes is presented with support from: