Small to Medium Enterprises

Māori Entrepreneurship

  • In terms of entrepreneurial activity, Māori (17.7%) and New Zealand (17.6%) were surpassed globally by only Thailand and Venezuela.
  • 25% of Māori say they expect to start a business in the next three years compared to 13.1% of the general population.
  • Māori women have the world’s third highest entrepreneurship rate.


8 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Aotearoa New Zealand 2005.