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Are you an entrepreneur with an early stage technology start-up? Accelerator programmes can help you rapidly build your business.

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About Accelerators

Accelerator programmes typically run over three to five months and focus on rapid and intensive product development to establish and investment ready start-up.

Accelerators often complement the services offered by founder and technology incubators.

With concentrated, specialist mentoring, coaching and business support, the programme concludes with a final pitch to an audience of potential investors at which seed, angel or venture capital funding might be attracted.

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Accelerators funded by Callaghan Innovation

Talk to one of the accelerators below to find out how you can get involved.

Fintech Accelerator


Fintech Accelerator is a three-month business growth programme designed to help fintech companies compete on a global scale. Applications are open until 2 December 2016, and the accelerator begins early in 2017. Find out more at the NZ Fintech website.

FLUX Accelerator

Once a year Flux will invest between $20,000-$100,000 into 6-8 startups and work closely with them over a 6-month period as they scale their companies. Applications are open until 19 December 2016 with the accelerator running from February to August 2017. Find out more on the Flux website.

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Sprout is a new business accelerator programme designed to fund the next generation of agritech start-ups in New Zealand. Learn more about the Sprout programme on the Sprout website.

Updated: 11 November 2016