New Zealand Business Week presents a brave new programme; where ideas have no limits and business is exciting.

What's it all about?

If you have ever though about running your own business, don't miss New Zealand Business Week (NZBW). During Business Week, a project challenge is set and you will setup a virtual company to undertake that project. This will finish in a Dragons Den environment, where you will sell your idea to investors. 

But NZBW is not just a business competition - it provides an environment that encourages and fosters brave thinking. You'll look at new business models, meet business people, be inspired and challenged. Not to mention, you'll be surrounded by like-minded friends from all over New Zealand. 

What will it be like?

You will be immersed in a fun and challenging environment. You'll gain an understanding of the realities of starting your own business and you'll meet other students and business people. 

You'll take part in workshops, team activities and get advice from real business people. Not only will you develop new fantastic new skills and relationships, it looks great on your CV. 


The programme includes identifying personal goals, inspirational speakers, workshops, a team challenge, business coaches and fun activities. 

It is structured over six intensive days. The first half of the week centres around exploring and analysing business models and learning about the changing business world. The second half focuses on the team challenge, design-led thinking, tools and marketing.

You'll be tasked with capturing your day and learning moments via instagram using the hashtag #bravethinkers. This is not only a fun way to interact with your team mates, but also creates a visual record to include in your CV.

Completing the week is a Dragons Den and review where you and your team mates have the opportunity to sell your business idea.

WHAT's in it for me?

Like anything, you get out what you put in. There are endless benefits to taking part in this programme, with the opportunity to build new friendships, develop confidence and learn about starting a business and being a Brave Thinker.

You will also take away a certificate, your portfolio and the instagram memories you created and shared using the #bravethinkers hashtag. 

The winners of the Dragons Den Challenge each receive a $2000 Massey University scholarship.

All participants each receive a $1000 Massey University scholarship.