Starting a Social Enterprise: Rotorua Food Network

Rotorua Lakes Council, Healthy Families Rotorua and the Ākina Foundation are proud to invite you to this event.

If you’re starting a social enterprise or have a great idea you want to explore, find out how to give it the best start with our ‘Starting a Social Enterprise’ workshop, with a particular focus on food and food-related themes.

All over the world, more and more entrepreneurs and organisations are realising the opportunity to drive social and environmental change through sustainable business.  We are looking to grow and support these ideas in the Rotorua Lakes area, and to give you the skills to start-up or scale your organisation through these interactive workshops.

Taking the first steps with your venture can seem intimidating; you have a fantastic idea but are not sure what’s needed to get it started.  This workshop will give you the confidence to set the wheels in motion.

This workshop will cover:

  • What is social enterprise?
  • Starting with purpose
  • What is a social enterprise business model?
  • Starting your social enterprise
  • Testing your idea with customers
  • Next steps

Come and learn the importance of purpose, explore how business modelling can help you design a social enterprise that works and find out how to test your idea to check that you are on the right track.

Meet other like-minded people, get inspired and find out how and where to start driving your venture forward.


Who can I contact with any questions?

Jasmin Jackson :


Rosemary Viskovic :

Please book here