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A place for creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.  A place for you.

Welcome to the epicentre for South Auckland’s creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

GridMNK is shared space in the Manukau CBD that provides co working, studios, events and a community of like-minded, motivated individuals and whanau, all making moves to improve our futures.

GridMNK is a collaborative project, and is part of the Grid AKL innovation movement managed by Auckland Unlimited, our regional economic development agency.

Our purpose is to:


Extend the Tamaki Makaurau innovation ecosystem.


Contribute to a connected, equitable and thriving economy.


Må mahitahi tatou - Get there together.

We are helping Auckland to: 


Transform its productivity by intentionally embracing innovation and technology as a key driver of growth.


Build strong inclusive innovation communities

developing partnerships which nurture Maori and Pasifika.


Grow businesses and capability for Auckland’s economic future.

We have a focus on: 


Supporting the development of entrepreneurs


Technology skills and entrepreneurial mindsets 


Participation in the innovation economy


Fostering new local business.

Our Partners

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Ngahere Communities

Auckland Unlimited


Foundation North


SAYE - South Auckland

Young Entrepreneurs

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