The Mahitahi Colab was created with the vision of collaborating to support and inspire clever business, innovation and talent in Nelson Tasman.

Designed to place local businesses and the tertiary sector at the heart of the Nelson Tasman innovation and business community, the Mahitahi Colab exists to influence and inspire future economic development in the region. The intention is that together we will be able to build a more connected business and innovation community, by creating stronger links between clever business, investors, researchers, business development providers, Government and the education sector. 

The three founding partners are the Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, who are already realising the benefits of working more closely together to support economic growth. In addition to the founding partners, a range of key public good focused business and talent development organisations are being invited to join the Mahitahi Colab.

The Mahitahi Colab is located in A Block at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and has been designed to include a range of collaboration facilities including access to the wide range of business and talent development services offered by the residents and to a range of events designed to support and inspire business growth, innovation and education. The Colab is also home to a range of collaborative shared working spaces, hot-desks, event and meeting spaces, and a signature board room.

Our Mahitahi Colab Community Manager, Sinead Ogilvie, ensures a coordinated and connected approach to the delivery of our services, in raising the profile of innovation within the region and in realising our objectives to bring this space alive through collaboration. She can also help connect businesses with NMIT graduates and students for research projects and intern work placements.

To find out more about full-time, part-time and casual collaboration options, please contact Sinead at sinead.ogilvie@mahitahicolab.nz or visit the website.

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Colab Residents

Colab Residents

Alongside the founding partners - NMIT, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Regional Development Agency, you will find a diverse community of collaborators based out of the Mahitahi Colab. These public good organisations each provide value to our business community, as well as to each other by working from a shared space.

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Collaboration Options

Collaboration Options

The Mahitahi Colab offers a range of full-time, part-time and casual membership options for public good focused businesses looking to base their services from the hub of Nelson Tasman's innovation ecosystem.

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Meeting and Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Collaborative shared working spaces abound at the Mahitahi Colab, with hot-desks, meeting rooms, a signature board room and larger event facilities.

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Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Mahitahi Colab events calendar showcases a diverse range of events designed to create a more connected business and innovation community in Nelson Tasman.

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Student Business Solutions

Student Business Solutions

Access NMIT's talent pool of young professionals via the first ever collegiate consultancy in Australasia, Pareto Business Solutions. Available to work individually or collectively for your business on any project, the Pareto team consists entirely of Masters students across multiple disciplines.

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Mahitahi News

Mahitahi News

Browse the latest news and updates from Nelson Tasman's innovation hub, based at the heart of the regions business community.

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