Venture Southland is the Regional Business Partner for the Southland region.

The Regional Business Partner network is made up of 14 Regional Business Partners throughout New Zealand and is supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation. The programme provides businesses with the resources and information they need to succeed.

NZTE is the Government's international business development agency. Its purpose is to help New Zealand businesses grow bigger, better, and faster in international markets.

Callaghan Innovation is a government agency that helps businesses succeed through technology and works with businesses of all sizes who share the ambition of challenging what is possible. It has a wide range of services to make the path from research and development to market success easier, faster and less risky.

Contact Venture Southland to learn more about the following:

  • Business assessments from an independent, experienced business advisor in a confidential environment
  • Planning identify the next steps for your business
  • Local business community, industry networks and clusters
  • Business Mentors NZ
  • Capability Development vouchers
  • Research and development (R&D) funding
  • Technical or scientific expertise
  • Boosting global reach and market knowledge via in-market experts

NZTE Training Voucher Scheme

Venture Southland is able to offer New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Capability Development vouchers. The vouchers can co-fund up to 50% of the cost of training offered by registered providers for up to a maximum of $5,000 per year per business.

Go to the NZTE Voucher Programme section

Callaghan Research and Development

Callaghan Innovation provides co-funding towards the costs of technically challenging research and development (R&D) projects. Funding provides support to businesses to develop new technology products, processes, services and freedom to operate searches.

Go to Callaghan Research and Development section

Business Mentors New Zealand

Business Mentors NZ is a national charity which provides experienced mentors who share their knowledge, offer guidance and bring a fresh perspective for their clients.

Business Mentors NZ also partners with Dairy NZ and the Rural Business Network to provide rural business mentors. It is a great opportunity to be guided and inspired by someone that is experienced and successful in the rural sector.

Visit Business Mentors

For further information contact
Alistair Adams - Venture Southland

Alistair Adam

Business Services Manager
Adina McDowell - Venture Southland

Adina McDowell

Business Growth Advisor
Kelly Watt - Venture Southland

Kelly Watt

Business Growth Advisor