CHQ's startup division.
Got a mandate to create lasting change?
Lightning Lab is our flagship programme for accelerating projects. This end-to-end programme will define the scope and focus of a project, assemble the right team around it and guide that team towards the production of a viable business case and/or a validated prototype.
Efficient. Evidence-based. Effective.
Find out about our next accelerator programme, the Climate Response Accelerator.
Bring structure and discipline to your venture with our incubation programme.
A 6-12 months month programme for startups building sustainable business ventures.
WHAT WE OFFER
Fortnightly coaching session with a Creative HQ business coach.
Access to the Creative HQ community and networks.
Free desk space for you and your team at Creative HQ.
Regular pitch training and peer learning sessions.
GOT AN IDEA?
Places in our programmes are highly sought-after.
Each year, we have up to twenty places for startups to grow their business with us. Teams are selected based on a range of criteria including:
- Having a unique value proposition
- The potential to scale globally
- Coachable founders with a team around them
- Early signs of validation and/or growth
- Alignment with CHQ’s values
- Must be based in, or willing to move to, Wellington
If this sounds like you, fill out our information form below and someone will be in touch with you.
"Lightning Lab has been pivotal for us. During the programme, we evolved from two guys hacking in our bedrooms to full-blown entrepreneurs who are taking on the world."
Mike Neumegen, CloudCannon
"Being part of the Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator helped us turn our idea into a business. Providing us with the momentum, tools and support we needed along the way."
Sonya Williams, Sharesies