Lightning Lab will deliver two demo days in November, one for each of the two verticals currently in session – Lighting Lab Digital in Christchurch and Lightning Lab Manufacturing in Wellington. Ticket priority will be given to stakeholders and investors. A live stream will be available for anyone unable to attend.

Demo Days are a chance for each cohort to pitch to investors at the conclusion of their 12-week programme as an opportunity to secure capital and continue to grow their startups.

Lightning Lab programmes leverage seed capital as well as the expertise, experience and connections of the mentors to best prepare participating startups for investment. This reduces the risk to investors and startups by providing structure, startup methodologies and business skills so they can successfully prove and build their startups. This model has proved extremely successful, with the previous 3 Demo Days attracting over $8M of investment in total.

To get a feel for what to expect of a Demo Day, check out the highlights from the last Lightning Lab Demo Day in Auckland.

Lightning Lab Christchurch

Lightning Lab Christchurch’s Demo Day will be held on the 5th of November at the Jack Mann Auditorim, University of Canterbury.

Lightning Lab Christchurch’s digital cohort is made up of 10 hi-tech companies who will pitch on the day: Update your address and contact details quickly and elegantly

Bamtino Bespoke Looking for custom furniture? Let’s get it made

Conduce Schedule & setup CNC machines quickly, accurately and more consistently

Debtor Daddy Simpler, smarter credit control that lets you be the good guy

MightyGem Guest experience management solutions for hospitality businesses

MTech Games Using virtual reality technology to improve the lives of people with disabilities

Pensolve In one step make your spreadsheets readable and reviewable

Pocket Physio Helping you make injury recovery simple

Property Plot Quickly track, manage and optimise your property portfolio

SuchCrowd Derisking events by getting the crowd and funding first


Lightning Lab Manufacturing

Lightning Lab Manufacturing’s Demo Day will be held on the 19th of November in Lower Hutt, Wellington. The Lightning Lab Manufacturing cohort is made up of seven startup companies with physical products who will pitch on the day:

Bpod Smart baby products

Dogmatek Audio effects combining the best of the analog and digital worlds

Ebee Sustainable beehive frames

Kine6 Auto-focusing technology

The Misprint Co. Repurposing paper waste into notebooks

Organic Dynamic Sustainable surfboards

Precision Platforms Rifle stocks for long-range hunters and competition shooters

Lightning Lab is New Zealand’s premier business accelerator, with Digital, Manufacturing and Female Founder verticals that run across the country.


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