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Open one more week - Dragons' Den for Māori tourism

Pania's Pānui

OK, so this is our first Dragons' Den and already we have realised that we might need to tweak some things (yes we do listen to you)! First things first , applications have been extended for Dragons' Den - they now close at 5pm on Friday 20 July.

Those who have already submitted will have the opportunity to re-submit. Entirely up to you.

More than one category can be entered in to, but each application must be tailored and specific to the category – do not be sending in the same application for 2-3 categories (seriously).

1. Bring your idea to life - $10k (start-up)
2. Small Māori tourism business with a big idea - $10k (established business)
3. Innovate for success - $10k (open)
4. China New Zealand Year of Tourism 2019 - $10k (open) How will you leverage 2019 to promote Māori tourism?
5. Dragon's Award - $20k - all shortlisted candidates will be eligible for this award.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted the following week.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch their idea in a three minute presentation to the Dragons and audience at the Māori tourism workshops in Napier on Tuesday 7 August.

That evening will be a networking dinner and announcement of Dragon's Den winners

Whanau, this is about you and your idea, not ours! We are not in a position to guide or influence your applications and nor should we. So, do your best.

Any questions, please contact Amy amy@maoritourism.co.nz or 04 474 4687.

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