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Venture Up accelerator kicks off this month
New Zealand’s aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs are about to put their best feet forward for the launch of the Venture Up 2019 youth accelerator this month.
16 Jan 19
ecentre's Sprint Global 2019 accelerator primed for action
“Entrepreneurship is in our core in New Zealand, so we need to focus on what we’re good at – innovative products."
09 Jan 19
MRHQ launches 'NZ-first' tech career accelerator
"New Zealand has seen little change in education and training to close the talent gap," says mission director Diana Sharma.
07 Jan 19
Lightning Lab accelerator delves into tourism
“It’s great to see the tourism sector taking a proactive and collaborative approach to innovation."
17 Dec 18
Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
The mountainous backdrop of Queenstown is set to become the location of Creative HQ’s newest 2019 Venture Up accelerator for young entrepreneurs.
09 Oct 18
Qatar SportsTech accelerator opens doors for international startups
The three-month-long SportsTech Accelerator program is looking for ten SportsTech startups that are interested in developing new technology solutions.
08 Oct 18
CreativeHQ & Centrality launch blockchain accelerator programme
Using Creative HQ’s Lightning Lab, the Centrality Accelerator will support ventures to become business-ready and trained for success.
04 Oct 18
ZeroPoint Ventures helps startups make a 0.Sprint to business progress
ZeroPoint Ventures has officially wrapped up its 0.Sprint mini-accelerator programme, which is designed to boost business progress in a single week.
29 Jun 18
Vodafone xone rallies Class of 2018 for launch
Vodafone has announced its upcoming Vodafone xone class of 2018, as it gets set to take nine of New Zealand’s best tech-based startups global.
28 Jun 18
Rotorua's Firestation seeks 10 businesses for growth challenge
Firestation is located in Rotorua’s central business district and will run its ACCELERATE business training programme next month.
20 Jun 18
Entries open for third cohort of Te Papa’s culture-tech accelerator
Now in its third year, Mahuki has a strong reputation for developing leading digital businesses for the culture and heritage sector.
08 Jun 18
Moment of truth for fintech accelerator participants
“The startups this year are a step up again from the ventures involved in the inaugural accelerator."
15 May 18
New one-week accelerator aims to derisk ventures faster
"This format allows a real venture to test quickly whether what they’re thinking of doing is the right direction, and if not, pivot much faster."
23 Apr 18
Kiwi company chosen for women-only Aus tech accelerator
RIP Global is a cloud-based expense reporting and bookkeeping solution.
10 Apr 18
Vodafone xone accelerator calling for AI and IoT innovators
Eight startups will receive a total package valued at more than $150,000 including seed-funding and access to world-class technology.
15 Mar 18
Ground-breaking Maori accelerator Kokiri begins in Hamilton
Kōkiri recognises that Māori have strong links to place, which may have been a barrier to participation in mainstream accelerators.
16 Feb 18
Victory to NSW as new Microsoft accelerator programme announced in Sydney
Last July, the NSW Government committed $35 million to create a leading startup and innovation hub.
14 Feb 18
Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator announces participants of latest cohort
Companies are using blockchain to manage payments, creating chatbots, helping freelancers fulfil their tax obligations, and much more.
14 Feb 18
SheStarts alumni discuss wins and challenges post-accelerator
“One of the benefits of being in an accelerator program is that even once you finish the formal process, you’re not evicted.”
01 Feb 18
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.
17 Jan 18
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.
16 Jan 18
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.
08 Jan 18
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.
29 Nov 17
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.
06 Nov 17