Would you like to:
Grow and Develop Businesses in Your Community?
Empower Individuals with the Tools and Skills required to Thrive and Succeed?
Develop or Refine your Business?

Development West Coast with support from West REAP and Buller REAP would like to assist people in the West Coast region to explore and develop business opportunities. To aid in this we are expanding the highly regarded CO.STARTERS business start-up and development programme across the West Coast region.

To assist in this we are looking for experienced business owners, business service professionals and community leaders that would like to help West Coasters with developing or growing their business.


CO.STARTERS is a nine-week cohort based program that equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavour. This program is based on the Business Model Canvas incorporating Lean Start-Up methodology which has been used by highly successful entrepreneurs and corporations around the world. CO.STARTERS utilises and develops locally based facilitators and mentors, while bringing in expert guest speakers for inspiration and guidance.

Get Involved:

We are now looking for people throughout the West Coast region that would be interested in being involved in the CO.STARTERS programme. Including experienced business people keen to be involved and trained as facilitators, mentors and guest speakers.

If you are interested in getting involved in supporting the Co.Starters programme, or find out further information contact:

Development West Coast  Bridgette Sara – Bridgette@dwc.org.nz
Buller REAP                       Emma Sherie – emma@epicwestport.co.nz
West REAP                        Belinda Conn – costarters@westreap.org.nz

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