Startup Business Advisor Needed for Wanaka region

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?

Startup Queenstown Lakes is seeking a Startup Business Advisor with direct experience launching and building growth-driven 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 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 role is part-time, requiring availability during day and evening hours, averaging 8-16 per week. It is ideally suited for a professional who has had a few business suceses, 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 will be expected to travel to Queenstown 1-2 per month for business programmes and activities. You must be able to provide your own computer and transportation (travel reimbursed).


Please include a link to LinkedIN 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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