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New Zealand Accelerators & Incubators

Top 7 Accelerators and Incubators Investing in New Zealand

Here's an extensive list with the 7 best accelerators and incubators in New Zealand

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Accelerators and incubators are essential for helping new startups take flight.

New entrepreneurs looking to transform their great business idea into a successful and sustainable business sometimes don’t have the experience or connections to make that happen on their own.

The staff of an accelerator or incubator can help by providing support, space, mentorship, connections and more.

To help you out, we've compiled a list of 7 accelerators and incubators from New Zealand.


7 Accelerators and Incubators in New Zealand

1) Spark

1) Spark

Spark is a firm that creates businesses with well-defined and scalable revenue models.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Ngahere
  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Finance, Financial Services, Internet
  • Number of investments: 8
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

2) Lightning Lab

2) Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab is New Zealand's premier business accelerator program for early-stage entrepreneurs, supporting and investing in them.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Wellington
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Stefan Korn
  • Industries: Finance, Venture Capital
  • Number of investments: 9
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 14

You can find their website here.

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3) WNT Ventures

3) WNT Ventures

From Garage to Greatness, WNT Ventures exists to champion and inspire New Zealand pioneers at the start of their frontier tech adventure.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Tauranga
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Beppie Holm, Carl Jones, Ian MaCrae, Peter Wren-Hilton, Steve Saunders
  • Industries: Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Food and Beverage, Hardware, Intellectual Property, Medical Device, Robotics, Sensor
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 2

You can find their website here.

4) Sprout

4) Sprout

Sprout is looking for the top agritech and agrifood companies in the world to help them expand and have a greater influence on the globe.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Palmerston North
  • Started in: 2015
  • Industries: Information Technology, Insurance, Internet, Internet of Things
  • Number of investments: 5

You can find their website here.

5) Venture Up

5) Venture Up

Venture Up is New Zealand's premier entrepreneurial accelerator program for young aspiring leaders.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Wellington

You can find their website here.

6) www.fiziks.gq

6) www.fiziks.gq

Sustainable Energy Generation with Zero Carbon Emissions

Details of the startup:

  • City: Auckland
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Dean Drever
  • Industries: Clean Energy, Consulting, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 104

You can find their website here.

7) Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator

7) Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator

The Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator is a three-month program that helps businesses flourish.

Details of the startup:

  • City: Wellington

You can find their website here.

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