Survive & Thrive Workshops


Entrepreneurship and Business Development Workshop Series

Please join us for a series of monthly workshops designed to empower you to action, merging creative energies with practical, proven know-how presented by Paul Kewene-Hite. 

Using Paul's book, Survive & Thrive: Entrepreneurship Frameworks That Work, each workshop will explore one of 12 featured frameworks designed to address 16 applications of any entrepreneurial effort. 

The workshops will be held on the first Tuesday of each month form 7.00-8.30pm at the Featherston Community Centre, Wakefield Street, Featherston.

Workshop 1 - February 2 

Survive and Thrive because of Entrepreneurship

What is an entrepreneur really?  Are you one?  Can you be?

Can entrepreneurship be taught and learned? 


Take any idea, step by step, and create something that's new (for you).

Workshop 2 - March 2, 2021

Science & Technology Entrepreneurship 

Build around science and technology.  You don't need to know anything about science and technology to get involved (it might be helpful if you don't).

Workshop 3 - April 6, 2021

Planning: Software & Technology 

Learn to plan the development of software or other types of technology (you don't need to have an idea to start).

Workshop 4 - May 4, 2021

Corporate / Family / Business / Government Entrepreneurship

Build something new inside of an existing organisation of any size, in any industry.

Workshop 5 - June 1, 2021


You don't need money to buy a company. You need a willingness to work (other people have money).

Workshop 6 - July 6, 2021


If you are part of an organisation that is struggling, you can be the solution to repair it and put it back on a healthy path.

Workshop 7 - August 3, 2021

Crisis Leadership

Being calm under pressure can be learned. Things happen, be ready for when they do.

Workshop 8 - (Postponed to) September 14 2021

Building & Rebuilding Your Career

Think through where you are in your career and where you want and need to go.

Workshop 9 - October 5, 2021

Lifestyle Entrepreneurship

Explore how to do what you want while being able to pay your bills and feed your family.

Workshop 10 - November 2, 2021

Social Entrepreneurship & Leading Volunteers

Build something that helps people and the planet.

Workshop 11 - December 7, 2021

Sales & the Art of Persuasion

We all sell all the time. Give it some structure.


Paul has helped people at all education and experience levels successfully create companies and build successful new initiatives inside organisations, across various industries around the world.

One of Paul's key drivers is helping people to work toward their potential in business and in life.  He is an educator, trainer, coach, consultant and a frequent public speaker.

Paul is a graduate of Harvard University, a career professional entrepreneur, a former affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, and current Anchor Mentor for Google's Accelerators worldwide.  He is the author of the book, "Survive & Thrive: Entrepreneurship Frameworks that Work"

With his wife, Natasha, Paul is co-founder of the business consulting practice, Mãtanga Hãpai, based in Featherston, New Zealand.  .

"Like thousands of aspiring founders around the world, I sought Paul's mentorship early in my entrepreneurial career and continue to benefit from his frameworks over a decade later.  The proven methodologies in Paul's book - paired with intimate reflections on his life and work - bring clarity and heart to an otherwise ambiguous craft. Survive & Thrive is a timeless companion for entrepreneurs of every kind, at any stage of the journey." 

Sami Kizilbash, Global Head of Accelerators, Google

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