Our Partners

We are fortunate to work with partners who share our goal of creating a thriving New Zealand economy.

Learn more about our Founding, National, Regional and Alumni Benefit Partners below. 

Our Founding Partners



The University of Auckland Business School

The University of Auckland Business School has a mission to develop the graduates, knowledge and ideas needed to grow the productivity and international competitiveness of New Zealand. The School's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is integral to this process. At the forefront of capability-building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Centre delivers programmes and initiatives designed to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire University. We inspire and enable this mindset in all initiatives, whether students choose to work in large global corporates or emerging start-ups. Together we are building a bridge to a better world. Find out how you can become involved by visiting their website.



Growth is key to your success, which means working with someone who looks for ways to say yes, who welcomes challenges, and has bold aspirations to succeed – just like you. It’s why BNZ created BNZ Partners, a business bank uniquely designed to put your needs at the centre and surround you with the right expertise at every stage. They are the only bank structured in this way, which is why New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses choose to bank with them.

BNZ partners with The Icehouse to deliver the best in academic business teachings and practical learning to support their customers to succeed and thrive.

Learn more about our partnership here

Our National Partners



Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is the government’s business innovation agency. We’re here to liberate innovators.

Callaghan helps turn startups into success stories through incubator & accelerator programmes that connect businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to make their ideas happen. We challenge both our customers and New Zealand to step up to the challenge of technological change.

We have more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists dedicated to solving tough technical problems, our programmes help hundreds of companies improve their ability to innovate, and we boost business R&D through more than $140m a year in grants.

Find out how you can become involved by visiting their website.


Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 120,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to build sustainable futures for the communities in which we live and work.

Through our partnership with The Icehouse, our members would have an opportunity to embrace innovation and technology whilst supporting and networking with the innovation communities that are creating our future – to build value and drive future growth, today.



The Icehouse and Vodafone are some of New Zealand’s SME champions.

Together, we can drive ‘New Zealand Inc.’ – backing entrepreneurs and SMEs by providing them with the skills, clarity and support they need to achieve their business goals and unleash the country’s economic potential.

Our Regional Partners




Crombie Lockwood

Crombie Lockwood has been helping kiwis protect what matters to them for over 40 years and has become the largest insurance broker in NZ due to the strong relationship we hold with our customers. That support extends to our partnership with The Icehouse where we believe assisting in the development of SME businesses is the future of a prosperous New Zealand.



Tompkins Wake

As a leading New Zealand law firm, we believe in the power of collaboration. We know that when our collective knowledge, specialisation and expertise combine in a collaborative environment, we create exceptional outcomes for our clients.

We gain immense satisfaction from working together to develop solutions to the complex and sophisticated challenges our clients present. 

Our firm is built around three core pillars: Our people, our place and our law.




The legal needs of SMEs are diverse and ever changing. SMEs require their legal work to be performed efficiently and with cost certainty. AdviSME is designed to simplify access to expert legal services across the broad range of SME business needs.

We’ve designed the AdviSME business healthcheck to quickly identify legal risks allowing our team to work with you to develop solutions and strategies to strengthen and grow your business.




Located in Otautahi, Christchurch, Works currently has sites in the Salt District and Addington. Works is a full service coworking and sharedspace operator. Their mission at its core is to build better businesses through community, by providing curated spaces where ideas can manifest, grow, and build. 

The partnership offers tenants of Works the opportunity to apply for scholarships for various programmes and workshops delivered by The Icehouse.

Our Alumni Benefit Partners


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Growth Faculty

Growth Faculty are all about giving you access to ideas that impact your role, your team and your business. Enabling you to thrive. Imagine if you could up your game every week with insights from the world’s best and drive lasting change. The Leadership Pass was made with this in mind. It exists to connect you with the world’s brightest minds, business-critical frameworks and tools to equip leaders and teams with the mindset and skillset for now and for the future of work.

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MyHR combines on-call HR experts with smart HR software, providing a singular, wrap-around HR platform that is purpose-built for SME employers.

MyHR covers the full employee lifecycle, with our on-call team of HR advisors delivering guidance, compliance and issues management, fit-for-purpose agreements, processes and policies via cloud software that manages onboarding, performance and leave, tracks doc acceptance, training and meeting attendance, runs reports, and integrates with leading payroll and ATS applications.

More about the partnership here.