Startup Business Advisor Needed for Queenstown

Startup Queenstown Lakes is seeking a Startup Business Advisor with direct experience launching and building high-growth businesses who can help, in a part-time capacity, to give back to the community and make a difference in local entrepreneur’s journey.

In June, Startup Queenstown Lakes announced the addition of Jinene Clark to the Wanaka/Upper Clutha based startup business advisor for the organization. With the recent funding confirmed from QLDC to support the local entrepreneur and startup ecosystem through 2021, the trust is now adding an advisor for the Queenstown/Wakatipu area to further build the organisation’s capabilities.

This role, which will be based on the South side of the Crown Range, will serve entrepreneurs and startups from Glenorchy to Kingston to Gibbston Valley and is intended to be the first point of contact for an entrepreneur seeking help building a new, innovative business.

The skillsets that are needed

Do you have a background in entrepreneurship and business ownership? Have you helped build and create technology or other innovative businesses? Would you like to leverage your skills and experience to help other entrepreneurs in the Queenstown Lakes District move forward on their idea or early-stage company?

In this role, you will provide one-on-one business mentoring, facilitate workshops, and act as the organization’s Wanaka-based representative for business, community, and government events and activities.

You will work directly with the organization’s Chief Executive to ensure that the Trusts’s mission to build a strong community of entrepreneurs, create and execute effective training programmes, and establish strong relationships within the local and regional business community.

This is a paid, part-time role, requiring availability during the day and evening hours, averaging 8-12 per week. It is ideally suited for a professional who has had a few business successes, is operating in a director or part-time executive role, or is looking to give back to the community following a successful career.

Ideal candidates have worked with software or technology businesses, though this is not a requirement. Computer savvy, public speaking, and training/mentoring experience is key.

You must live in the Wakatipu, be able to provide your own computer and transportation (travel reimbursed).


Please include a link to your LinkedIN profile and some form of a cover letter or note about why you feel you are a good fit for this role. Any detail about your availability is also appreciated. Send resume to

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