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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 an 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.

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Developed for Māori, by Māori, Kōkiri is a 12 week kaupapa-based startup accelerator that supports impact-positive early stage Māori-led enterprises on a journey to sustainable business growth.

Find out more at the Kōkiri website.

FLUX Accelerator

Flux backs talented founders as they build world leading technology companies from New Zealand. Once a year Flux will invest between $20,000 – $100,000 into 6 – 8 start-ups, providing them with access to funding, networks, and expertise over six months as they scale their companies and raise further capital.

Find out more at the Flux website.

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Sprout is a business accelerator programme designed to fund the next generation of agritech start-ups in New Zealand.

Find out more at the Sprout website.

Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab is a national accelerator programme run by Creative HQ. Lightning Lab is a three-month business growth programme designed to help New Zealand companies compete on a global scale. 

Find out more at the Lightning Lab website.

Updated: 12 June 2020