Our Sponsors

Entré provides an engaging opportunity for businesses to align with an innovative organisation aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial spirit amongst local students.

Why become an Entré sponsor?

There are many reasons to becoming a sponsor for our organisation, but here are a few key ones.

Nurture Entrepreneurial spirit

Our goal is to equip aspiring student entrepreneurs with the skills they need to innovate the world - your sponsorship is vital to helping us achieve this.

Your sponsorship has massive impact on Canterbury’s entrepreneurship scene. Here are a few of our proudest achievements.

  • $350,000+ in cash and in-kind prizes provided to students.

  • 250+ ventures helped created and grown.

  • 2,000+ students educated and mentored.

Interact with the team

We provide the opportunity for sponsors to develop the relationships with Canterbury’s most innovate and creative students. As a sponsor, you receive invites to all our key events throughout the year and be an active participant in the entrepreneurship scene. Your contribution to entre is promoted at our events and in our marketing, giving you a year-round presence on tertiary campuses in Canterbury.

Sponsorship levels

  • Platinum 

  • Gold

  • Silver

  • Supporter

2022 Platinum Sponsors



At ANZ, we have been committed to New Zealand’s success for over 170 years. As one of New Zealand’s best known financial brands, ANZ offers unrivalled scale, diversity, resources and influence. We also have extensive global reach, connected to 31 markets around the world. ANZ is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor the Entré programme to support the development of entrepreneurial talent.



We're PwC and we're about making good businesses great.  We start with the best people, both within our firm and in our community, bringing fresh ideas and inspiring examples of small businesses making it big on the world stage.  We bring business knowledge and expertise that not only spans the generations but also the world.  We're big, but that only adds to the wealth of knowledge we can share with Canterbury's budding entrepreneurs.


Cavell Leitch

At Cavell Leitch our mission is simple  -  To look after you, brilliantly. 

Cavell Leitch has been a leading law firm for more than 90 years, with permanent offices in both Christchurch and Queenstown. We act for clients on transactions throughout New Zealand in all significant areas of legal advice. We have the people and the experience to handle all of your legal matters with certainty. Unlike most other law firms we operate under a genuinely specialist model.  Each lawyer works in one of our ten specialist teams – they don’t dabble in multiple areas at your expense.  Instead they collaborate with one another to ensure that the advice that you get is comprehensive, accurate and fast.  


2022 Silver Sponsors


AJ Park is a leading provider of intellectual property services in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. With offices in Auckland and Wellington, we have one of the largest, most experienced teams of intellectual property experts in the area.

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Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School has a range of qualifications that prepare you for life in the fast-paced and dynamic business world.

We maintain strong connections with the corporate world as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors. These ties ensure our teaching is always grounded in current business practice and our students benefit from networks, expert input and the chance to undertake internships and projects in our partner organisations.


We formed Holmes Solutions because we found a new way. We want to help progress the world through innovative engineering, rigorous testing and successful application of ideas.
We work with our clients to uncover and solve their most demanding challenges, so they can improve the lives of their customers worldwide. It sounds like a straight path, but our story travels in circles. We ask questions. We seek answers. We deliver astonishing technical solutions. And then we begin again.

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Many years ago the Bacon Brothers signed an agreement to provide the finest quality bacon goods at an even more exceptional price. Today that agreement is still honoured by the Bacon Brothers Bacon Co who utilise delicious crispy bacon and the freshest organic and free range produce to create the best bacon butties in town, every weekend at the Riccarton Bush Farmers market. Experience the magic on your taste buds today! Contact us for functions and special events.