15-17 November 2022 in New Zealand

November 14-16, 2022 in the US (online)

Join Gary Hirshberg as he returns to New Zealand to moderate the 6th annual Hirshberg Entrepreneurship Institute from his new Organic Entrpreneurship Education Centre near Nelson. Entrepreneurs from all over the world are invited to come together either in person or online with colleagues in the US and other parts of Oceania for a not-to-be-missed experience to learn from experts in finance, marketing, e-commerce and more.

About the Event

Day 1 and 2 of HEI 2022 will offer practical, hands-on advice about financing, sales, marketing, and eComm, using real-life case studies featuring companies in all stages of growth, from emerging start-ups to well-established brands seeking to branch into other markets. In addition, speakers will talk about their experiences with organizational challenges, finding personal balance, managing change, and key concerns that are fundamental to growing an enterprise in today’s competitive marketplace.

Day 3 of HEI 2022 is dedicated to having over 25 investors from NZ and the US listening to as many as 10 pitches for investment over the course of the day. Our last three HEI pitching days resulted in some serious and successful raises, and this year promises to be even better. Once you register, you will be asked if you would like to apply to be considered to make your own pitch presentation. Even if you are not ready to submit your application, this is a great opportunity for you to watch and learn from those who are. You will also learn from the investors’ questions and responses. Don’t miss this valuable day. 

Join US and NZ business leaders who will help companies large and small “up your game,” whether you are adjusting to the new environment, seeking to export or in a position to grow a healthy sustainable business.

Case Studies

Do you have a question or challenge about how best to structure your business, secure capital, or position your brand for success? Over the course of four finance sessions and three marketing/brand positioning sessions, seven entrepreneurs will have the chance to get personalized, cutting-edge advice from a group of world-class experts.

This is a fantastic opportunity to receive insights and advice from CEOs and Founders who guide hundreds of millions of dollars of businesses from start-up to Fortune 500. And if you are not ready to submit your own pitch, we guarantee that you will receive fantastic insights and ideas from watching and hearing these live cases.

*Please note that you must be registered for the event in order for your case study submission to be considered.

Fundraising Pitches to Investors

Raising money is key to any growing company. And now is a particularly good time for healthy brands to pitch for investment with the health and green sectors booming. Our last three HEI pitching days resulted in some serious and successful raises, and this year promises to be even better – we will have over 25 investors listening to 10 pitches over the course of the day. And if you are not ready to submit your pitch, this is a great opportunity for you to watch and learn from both those who are and also from the investors’ questions and responses. Don’t miss this valuable day.

The easiest way to submit a pitch to our cohort of investors during the online event is to request access to our event site where you will be able to create a pitch application on your dashboard to submit for consideration at the Institute. Please note that all pitch applicants must be registered to attend the conference in order for their pitch to be considered.