I believe that true change comes from people.

People like you. People with ideas.

Unfortunately, in the midst of the daily grind we often lose sight of where we need to focus to help us launch our ideas and share them with the world.

With no-one keeping us accountable and without a clear structure to follow we start chasing our own tails. Our customer base stops growing and we never launch what we set out to achieve… We become stuck.

I created Selfstarters as an answer to help you push past confusion and get support from people who have been in your shoes before.

Here you find access to skills, tools and most importantly the confidence to grow your business.

Join the tribe and meet like-minded people looking to challenge the status-quo.


About me


Hi my name is Flavio Hangarter

I am an entrepreneur and educator and have been working with 350+ startups over the past 10 years.

My background is in sales and marketing. I have represented large companies like Disney, Warner Brothers corporates like 2Degrees and helped small businesses increase their sales revenue by $1million in one year selling $30 products.

Over the past 6 years I have been working with Massey University’s business accelerator helping to build New Zealand’s high tech businesses.

I have been on the founding team of three tech companies since 2007 ranging from digital property sales, online delivery service and professional training software for the legal industry.

I use this experience to speed up business validation for others so they don’t make the same mistakes and accelerate their success.