Reply To: Hi,There is a lot of support around existing business but there aren’t much support for startups that are effectively came to a halt during Covid-19 crisis.So my question is where and how can startup business survive without support.

Evening – the main support has been the wage subsidy and small business cash flow loans – and last week the Government announced that some of the terms of the wage subsidy would be tweaked for startups that were r&d or high growth based. Otherwise a few links for you – the main business pages for relief – https://covid19.govt.nz/businesses-and-employees/businesses-and-services/ – here is a note by the Angel Assoc on the startup tweaks –

And Callaghan Innovation might be a place for R&D starting grants and / or links to Incubators that work with startups – https://www.callaghaninnovation.govt.nz/

And the Regional Business Partner network has some work, support – admittedly mostly focused on established companies – https://covid19.nzte.govt.nz/page/regional-business-partner-network/