Media Kit

Have a media inquiry about Creative HQ, our current ventures or one of our alumni companies? Please reach out to our Communication and PR Manager, Chris Chong.

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About Creative HQ

Creative HQ is Wellington’s startup base, enabling bright people to build brilliant businesses, nourishing entrepreneurial talent and driving startup innovation in Wellington and beyond.

The company is dedicated to increasing the number of high growth businesses that fuel New Zealand’s economy through incubation and acceleration programmes as well as grassroots entrepreneur initiatives.

Since its establishment in 2003 Creative HQ has worked successfully with over 100 high growth businesses developing ideas and intellectual property to significantly accelerate their market validation, growth and success. A few of our well known start-up success stories include StarNow.com, SilverStripe, Dash Tickets, De Nada Clothing and Gecko Press. Collectively, our alumni contribute over $20m in annual revenues to the Wellington region and employ over 100 FTE staff.

Creative HQ operates as a not for profit enterprise funded by Grow Wellington, the local Economic Development Agency and Callaghan Innovation.  The company is fully owned by Grow Wellington and governed by an independent Board of Directors.


Annual Report

Creative HQ’s Annual Report for the 2013/14 Financial Year


Recent Media Releases

4 December 2014 – Creative HQ Inks Three-year Partnership with Chapman Tripp

3 December 2014 – Creative HQ Extends Partnership with CityLink for Internet and WiFi Services

11 November 2014 – Creative HQ Partnership with Deloitte New Zealand Lessens Accounting and Tax Headaches for Entrepreneurs

22 October 2014 – Creative HQ CE Stefan Korn Appointed to Inland Revenue Information and Communications Technology Reference Group

15 September 2014 – Creative HQ Relaunches as Wellington’s Startup Base