Whether you’re in the early stages of your career, starting your own business, investigating growth into different markets or simply wanting to embrace new challenges and build relationships with innovative, inspiring people, this is the place for you.

The Nelson Tasman region is home to a diverse network of professional communities and industry associations, and a culture of collaboration and innovation offers endless opportunities for individuals and businesses to reach their true potential.

Mahitahi Colab

Mahitahi Colab

Collaborating to support, inspire and connect clever business, innovation and talent in Nelson Tasman, the Mahitahi Colab places local businesses and the tertiary sector at the heart of the region's innovation and business community.

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Nelson Regional Development Agency

Nelson Regional Development Agency

The Nelson Regional Development Agency exists to enhance the sustainable economic vitality of the Nelson Tasman region through attracting and retaining talent, visitors and investment. We're highly connected at the heart of the business community and can help put you in touch with the right services, support and networks for the next stage of your business journey.

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Regional Business Partner Network

Regional Business Partner Network

The Nelson Regional Development Agency is the Regional Business Partner for the Top of the South, assisting local businesses to access early-stage support to innovate and grow. The national RBP network is supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation, and is designed to provide information, advice, funding and connections to businesses on their growth journey.

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Nelson Tasman Innovation Neighbourhood

Nelson Tasman Innovation Neighbourhood

The Nelson Tasman Innovation Neighbourhood (NTIN) is a group of local organisations who have come together in collaboration, to tackle common business challenges and identify common opportunities.

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Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce is the place to go if you want to expand your network, build industry relationships, grow your business, strengthen your skills and become integrated into the local business community.

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Nelson Marlborough Lean Cluster

Nelson Marlborough Lean Cluster

The Nelson Marlborough Lean Cluster network group is designed to bring Lean practitioners together to facilitate the sharing of Lean experiences and learning, and to enhance clever thinking within our business community.

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Workshops, Seminars & Events

Workshops, Seminars & Events

The Nelson Regional Development Agency is highly connected to local and national initiatives and organisations and can link you with a range of workshops, seminars and events designed to help you to achieve your business objectives.

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Nelson Young Professionals

Nelson Young Professionals

Nelson Young Professionals aims to ensure Nelson Tasman is a great place to live, work and play for those in the early stages of their professional career. If you're looking to establish new friendships, build your network, integrate into the local community and access up-skilling opportunities, this is the place for you!

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Nelson Tasman Business Trust

Nelson Tasman Business Trust

The Nelson Tasman Business Trust provides free assistance and advice to start up and existing businesses in the region. They specialise in consulting, mentoring, networking and training across all stages of the business lifecycle.

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Nelson Business Network

Nelson Business Network

Nelson Business Networking (NBN) is a locally founded networking group that helps businesses grow and flourish through network marketing. Whether you are a solopreneur, a partnership, a tradesman or an employee of a local company, NBN might be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

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Business Mentors New Zealand

Business Mentors New Zealand

If you’re looking to learn and grow your professional career, the Business Mentors service may be of interest to you. Matching mentees with experienced and knowledgeable industry professionals is instrumental in enabling the next generation to navigate the inevitable challenges posed by today’s business environment.

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Nelson Angels

Nelson Angels

Connect with a group of angel investors looking to grow their investment portfolio in the Nelson Tasman region. Providing guidance and capital to entrepreneurs and innovators across the region, the Nelson Angels are always looking for new and exciting market opportunities.

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Bridge Street Collective

Bridge Street Collective

Nelson Tasman’s business and freelancing community are naturally drawn toward this vibrant and exciting co-working space based in central Nelson. With open-plan desks and self-contained offices available, the Bridge Street community is a great place to start.

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