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Bridgewest Ventures NZ

Bridgewest Ventures is a globally connected partner, on the lookout for founders aiming to have a profound social, environmental, or economic impact on our world. As an approved partner under Callaghan Innovation's Technology Incubator Programme, we are taking applications for local ventures ready to commercialise on a global scale.

Bridgewest has a track record of disrupting industries through innovation for over 20 years and we’re honoured to have been selected for Callaghan Innovation’s 2020 programme and to be awarded a contract to provide services for the next 8 years. We can’t wait for you to meet our tried-and-true incubator approach, supported by our extensive international network and based on our commitment to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our incubation model includes 3 discrete components:

1. Commercialisation of your technology

We provide funding to develop your idea into a proof of concept and expertise to licence, protect and patent your technology for use around the globe.

2. Improve your business capabilities

We invest deeply in our founders and are committed to growing your business capabilities alongside your venture through mentorship programmes and access to senior decision makers.

3. Facilitate your future growth

We establish pathways to global markets and provide international connections to investment capital for the next stage of your venture's growth.

We are a pre-seed and seed investor, and we can provide follow-on capital on selected investments through our parent company, The Bridgewest Group, headquartered in the US. Also, our US-based Capital Markets Team can help to run the next funding rounds using their global relationships and through leveraging our extensive international investor network.

Start-ups in our programme follow an accelerated investment model with pre-defined KPIs and milestones that typically see a value inflection point within 18 months. Our pre-seed investment includes an equity investment by us along with a repayable grant from Callaghan Innovation of up to NZ$750,000.

Contacts Sector experience
  • Biotechnology
  • Semiconducting
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software (Saas)
  • Hardware (Devices)
  • Medtech
  • Environment (Clean Tech)
Sector expertise

Knowledge and specialisations

  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Hardware design and Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology,
  • Software Design
  • AI Development


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