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


2020 Platinum Sponsors


University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings. One of the top universities in New Zealand for research quality (Performance-Based Research Fund Report, 2006), the University of Canterbury offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the world, and a great student lifestyle. UC balances the best of university life, providing a great student lifestyle.



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.  


2020 Gold Sponsors


In 2017, Mates Social Media was spawned by Clive Antony as a platform to help his mates with their social media pages and realising that he could do this in a cost-effective and personal way.

In 3 years the business has been given opportunities to engage clients in brand story and development, rapid response PR campaigns, and high quantity and quality video production.

Due to this, Mates evolved from a freelance social media management service to a full spectrum digital content and advisory agency, now known as ‘Antony and Mates’.

Plato Creative

When Plato Creative began in 2007, we had three simple goals in mind: be good to people, be easy to work with and always play the long game. Our culture and values reflect this and it’s what sets us apart.

We talk about being 'one crew' all the time around here. It reminds us that we’re all in this together; we care for and are accountable to each other and our clients.

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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.

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We listen. We think. We ask questions.
Our core expertise is building apps. But focusing on the technology alone is not enough. We exist at the intersection of design, software development and business consultancy.


2020 Silver Sponsors

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Air New Zealand operates a global network that provides passenger and cargo services to, from and within New Zealand to approximately 17 million passengers a year. Air New Zealand's strategic focus and competitive advantage lies within the Pacific Rim where the airline's network reach extends from New Zealand into Australia, Asia, and the Americas


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.


C-lab is a shared office space with great people and great facilities
C-Lab is an open plan office with a range of membership options. Our bright, friendly space overlooks BOXed Quarter and is full of creative, hardworking co-workers. Take a look at our gallery, or contact us to take a tour!


Narrative is an all-inclusive strategic agency that works with socially conscious entrepreneurs and organisations to build communities that connect with purpose and tell stories with meaningful impact

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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.



  • Karma Cola

  • Spark

  • UC Centre for Entrepreneurship