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Lightning Lab
GovTech accelerator invites startups to disrupt the public sector
Lightning Lab GovTech accelerator will launch in mid-2018 with a cohort of up to 10 local and international teams.
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Ministry of Social Development
Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
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Startup
Christchurch entrepreneur accelerates with Kokiri
Logan Williams has been selected to take part in the startup accelerator programme to help turn his ideas into an innovative business.
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Fintech
Kiwi fintech startups need to focus more on Asian markets
Kiwi startups can learn much from what’s happening in Fintech markets in China, India and Vietnam.
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Accelerator
Change accelerator participants making positive social impact
New Zealand has some statistics we can’t be proud of right now, statistics around youth suicide, around homelessness, around incarceration.
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Accelerator
Digital accelerator ZeroPoint Ventures announces first cohort participants
New Zealanders want to build ventures where they live and work, to create strong regional economies and remain in their local support networks.
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Accelerator
Vodafone accelerator supporting solutions making a difference for vulnerable youth
Five community organisations from around the country have been selected for the Vodafone Foundation’s inaugural Change Accelerator programme.
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Callaghan Innovation
Lightning Lab Demo Day set to showcase electricity innovation
The lightbulb moments from will provide interesting insight into the future of the country’s electricity market.
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Accelerator
Melbourne soliciting accelerator programmes to fill 500 Startups gap
LaunchVic is seeking to invest up to AU$3mil per application in the best Australian or international accelerators and teams with proven track record.
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Callaghan Innovation
Māori entrepreneurs invited to take part in first govt-supported accelerator programme
Kōkiri is the name of New Zealand’s very first government-supported business accelerator programme for Māori, and it's looking for 10 participants.
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Massey University
New business programme focuses on alternate model to scale startups
Rather than the traditional get-investment-ready approach, the Sprint Launch programme will instead focus on early revenue and customer acquisition.
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Te Papa Museum
Innovators in Te Papa’s accelerator to connect cultures to their taonga
The nine teams are commencing the four-month Mahuki programme which is based at Te Papa.
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Accelerator
Former Lightning Lab programme director launches NZ’s first virtual accelerator
ZeroPoint Ventures’ virtual tools and guided-journey approach provides founders with a unique set of strengths, assisting them where they live.
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Cybersecurity
A/NZ defence startups gear up for Techstars Adelaide accelerator
Budding defence-tech startups from around A/NZ, India and the US are part of the very first Techstars Adelaide accelerator.
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Cybersecurity
Melbourne accelerator programme seeks APAC cybersecurity startups
Run by Dimension Data and Deakin University, CyRise offer participants mentoring, travel to USA and Israel, and pitch to investors.
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Startup
New cohort of Kiwi innovators announced for Vodafone xone accelerator
The ten teams come from a diverse range of sectors including wine-making, pipfruit growing, and earthquake-resistant building solutions.
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Callaghan Innovation
Te Papa's Mahuki accelerator secures $250,000 in funding from Callaghan
"This support validates the success and direction of the Mahuki programme, and recognises the significant opportunities Te Papa can generate."
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Accelerator
Startups across APAC welcomed for Melbourne accelerator programme
Mentors and speakers from the programme aim to give startups an international advantage in the local market.
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Government
NSW Govt seeks 10 security & fintech startups for Israel accelerator program
The NSW Government is looking for 10 cybersecurity and fintech startups to find out more about Israel in an event at TechSydney tonight, June 19.
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Lightning Lab
Lightning Lab Electric set to innovate energy sector
“Lightning Lab Electric is the vehicle for innovation within the relatively staid energy sector.”
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Christchurch
Digital wedding planner app wins Christchurch Startup Weekend
Binder helps brides and grooms-to-be plan their weddings with all the service of a human wedding planner and the convenience of a smartphone.
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Entrepreneur
Te Papa’s innovation hub challenges entrepreneurs to develop innovative sports experiences
Mahuki is focusing the development of innovative tools to help cultural institutions tell their stories of sporting identity.
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Christchurch
Grow quickly or fail fast – Christchurch gears up for sold-out Startup Weekend
The intensive business accelerator requires entrepreneurs to conceptualise, test, and build the foundations of a new business in just 54 hours.
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Employment
Eight chosen for first NZ employment social enterprise accelerator
Launchpad Work, run by the Ākina Foundation, will work closely with the eight enterprises across a six-month period to accelerate their growth.