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Start-up Studio

A dedicated free co-working space, Start-up Studio is actively used by a group of entrepreneurs and start-ups using Unleash Space as their home and place of work in 2022.

Who is it designed for?

Start-up Studio is open to students and staff members who are actively working on building a start-up. With a capacity to support 20 ventures, Unleash Space is a buzzing co-working space.

Mentoring and resources

start up studioStart-up Studio is a community of entrepreneurs and start-ups using Unleash Space as their home and place of work. In addition to a buzzing co-working space, members receive mentoring, professional development and networking opportunities, and more. Coming from a science background, Modular Realms founder Annabelle found opportunities to learn from industry professionals most valuable. She says, “I’ve had so many fantastic experiences through Start-Up Studio, but the best for me have been access to a number of mentors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It was from speaking to different experts and awesome people that I learned things like how to approach manufacturers, how to build a marketing strategy, and got advice on IP. All the things I’d never been taught I could go and learn in one to one sessions while asking questions relevant to my business.” Read more about Annabelle’s experience

Members of Start-up Studio* receive:

  • Free co-working space (hot-desking, subject to availability)
  • A free locker
  • Priority access to mentors
  • Goal setting and progress reporting with CIE
  • Profile building through CIE networks
  • A postal address that start-ups can use
  • Option to register for start-up master classes
  • Participation in two Start-up Showcases per annum (University Open Day and Unleash Space Showcase)
  • Participation in Start-up Studio Lunch and Learn

Unleash Space is open to Start-up Studio members, seven days a week, from 7am until 10pm (exceptions may apply).

*All access is provided and reviewed per team

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How to get involved

If you’re keen to be a part of Start-up Studio, actively work on a start-up, and a current student or staff of the University of Auckland, please apply and we will set up an intake conversation to assess how to best support your start-up.


09 923 4526