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Start-up Studio

A dedicated free co-workspace and a supportive community located in Kura Matahuna Unleash Space.  

Who is it designed for?

Start-up Studio is a community of entrepreneurs and start-ups using Unleash Space as their home and place of work. Start-up Studio is open to students and staff members who are actively working on building a start-up, with capacity to support 20 ventures.

Mentoring and resources

In addition to access to a 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 
  • Free WIFI access 
  • Priority access to mentors 
  • Profile building through CIE networks 
  • A postal address that start-ups can use 
  • Option to attend Start-up Studio evening sessions with Mahesh Muralidhar 
  • Participation in two Start-up Showcases per annum (University Open Day and Unleash Space Showcase)

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.