We run two rangatahi programmes focused on unleashing your inner entrepreneur! Māori Women’s Development Inc have two innovative entrepreneurial programmes for year 12 & 13 tauira around Aotearoa. We want to inspire our rangatahi to think of entrepreneurship.


MaiBiz is a 3-day entrepreneur and business workshop for tauira. It’s an interactive, energetic, hands-on business experience – and there are ways to earn NCEA credits at the same time.

What you’ll learn about at MaiBiz:

  • How to start a business
  • How to plan for success
  • What it means to be a leader
  • How teams thrive
  • Managing time and how to be productive
  • How to negotiate and influence
  • The money stuff – understanding and managing finances
  • Presentation skills

MWDI have sponsored MaiBiz since it began 10 years ago. Each year we visit 20 secondary schools and work with 1500 students.

In 2017 we saw 930 rangatahi unleash their inner entrepreneur!

Te Wero Pakihi

Te Wero Pakihi is the next level from MaiBiz. It’s an accelerated and advanced entrepreneurship development programme specifically for rangatahi who’ve already had a business learning experience.

We want to inspire our rangatahi. We want them to think of business and entrepreneurship as a potential path for their dreams and aspirations.

Over 5 intensive days, we’ll take everything to the next level:

  • To help rangatahi make business a reality
  • To encourage and create a pathway for rangatahi to study business at university
  • To continue to develop financial competency

Te Wero Pakihi runs for 5 days in Tāmaki Makaurau at a local Marae and various locations around the city. All accommodation, meals and transport are provided. It’s a full on intensive that can change lives.

Below is an expression of interest form to attend Te Wero Pakihi – The Business Challenge.  Please click on the link to complete the google form and ensure you complete all fields.