Covid-19 Advisory Funding

Tech Futures Lab is a registered RBPN funding provider who can assist your business with business continuity advisory services. 


Supporting New Zealand businesses

The Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN) is dedicated to supporting businesses across NZ through COVID-19. The focus of this funding is to assist with the funding of businesses to access 1-1 support with professionals.


Businesses will be able to access up to $5000 (ex gst) in funding to fully fund advice in this area.


Tech Futures Lab is a registered provider that is able to assist businesses on Business Continuity Planning.



About our business
advisory services

Tech Futures Lab can support business owners/managers through 1-1 coaching and advisory sessions on Strategies to Pivot Your Business.

Our Corporate Innovation Team can help you reframe your biggest challenges as exciting opportunities and coach you to implement ideas that add value in the current context.

This module is delivered through a 4 hour 1:1 session on Digital Strategy and Reinvention online via ZOOM in 2 x 2-hour sessions or 4 x1 hour sessions ($250/hour + GST).

We can support businesses across NZ through remote sessions. Content includes following topics, and can be customised to business needs:

  • Business Sense-Making and Insights for Industry/Vertical

  • Digital Re-imagining & Strategy

  • Digital Platforms

  • Advice on Strategy Execution

Your Advisory Team

Priti Ambani

Priti Ambani is an engineer, researcher, entrepreneur, educator and mum whose life has led her from India’s Mumbai, to America and NZ.

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Frances Valintine

Frances Valintine (CNZM) is a thought-leader in emerging and disruptive technologies and has 20 years’ experience across business, technology and education.

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Taurean Butler

Taurean is a research-oriented designer and product manager armed with a utility kit of psychology, design thinking, and statistical analysis.

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Why work with Tech Futures Lab?

Established by education futurist Frances Valintine (CNZM), Tech Futures Lab is New Zealand’s only private graduate school, specifically designed to prepare people and organisations for the future of work.


We are recognised as thought-leaders and practitioners in disruption and innovation, the future of work and business. Our large partner network enables those we work with to tap into the most contemporary thought and practice in business, technology and innovation.

Find out if you're eligible

As a business, you will need to meet with an RBPN Growth Advisor and be registered on the RBPN Platform to access this support. You will also need to meet the existing eligibility criteria:

  • Have undergone an assessment with a Regional Partner (i.e. Growth Advisor)

  • Have fewer than 100 full-time equivalent employees

  • Are registered for GST in New Zealand

  • Are operating in a commercial environment


Full details and eligibility here.




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Tech Futures Lab is an education facility of The Mind Lab, a NZQA registered Tertiary Education Organisation under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. Candidates who are studying on a programme delivered by Tech Futures Lab are enrolled with The Mind Lab.