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.

This partnership involves limited yearly scholarships for CA ANZ members to participate in The Icehouse’s programmes and a residency program where CA’s support the start-up community by sharing their expertise through workshops and 1:1’s.

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One New Zealand

The Icehouse and One New Zealand 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


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At Gallagher, we’ve been helping to protect what’s important to people and businesses for more than 95 years.Gallagher is one of the world’s top three insurance brokerage and risk management companies, providing services in more than 130 countries. Previously known as Crombie Lockwood in New Zealand, we have a long history of helping Kiwi businesses with their insurance needs.We are proud to partner with The Icehouse to help SME businesses grow and succeed.




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 Growth Faculty 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.