Startup hub

Home to brave founders from around Aotearoa

Startups in workshop

Startups are at the heart of everything we do.

We support startups and scale-ups through the Incubator, our annual acceleration programmes and our founder workshops.

Our programmes bring discipline to startup life. We provide coaching and mentoring, practical startup support, a place to work, advice and a community of founder alumni.

Key dates

Applications open for the NZ GovTech Accelerator

Apply now

Next incubator intake

September 2022

Find out where you fit

If you are a NZ based startup, book a 30 min free call with our startup team.

Marwan Jamal

Programme Design & Development

Let’s get started

Select your current growth stage and take the next step in your innovation journey.

Founder and startup coach taliking

I have an idea

Do you want to chat about your idea and options to progress it? Fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch. Meanwhile, make sure to sign up to hear about our workshops for founders. You’ll build your entrepreneurial skills and connect with like-minded people.

Tell us about it

Startup founders in workshop

I have a startup

You are ready to give your startup a good shot. Our three-month accelerator programmes are for startup founders looking to grow fast and scale globally. They give you the opportunity to focus full-time on your startup supported by expert coaches and mentors. If your ambitions aren’t global and you’d like longer-term support to validate or invalidate your idea, think about joining The incubator, a 6-month programme to support startups of all shapes and sizes.

Find out where you fit

Startup community

I want to join the startup ecosystem

We’re passionate about fostering a thriving community of entrepreneurs. We’re committed to building an open and inclusive network to provide you with the support you need in your founder journey. Come along to one of our events to meet other entrepreneurs or join the conversation on our slack channel.

Find out more

“Great space to work from, fantastic energetic group to be around which was super motivating. Peer sessions were a great opportunity to learn from others and help too.”

Derelee Potroz-Smith

What’s on

Connect with the ecosystem. See what workshops and events are coming up.

28 July

Founders Happy Hour

When: Fortnightly

Where: Fortune Favour


9 Aug

Founders Breakfast

When: Quarterly

Where: Squirrel cafe


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