Here's a range of New Zealand support currently on offer to new entrepreneurs and growing startups.

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Last updated 25/5/17



1. Idea-Stage

Where new entrepreneurs go to get inspired, learn best practices, develop skills, validate ideas, and begin to build their team and product.

INSPIRE & EDUCATE

Startup Media: Centralised local information, listings, inspiration, and news (startup blogs/publications/lists/groups/newsletters)

Low-cost Inspirational Events: Open, inclusive startup events designed to inspire and share knowledge.

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

Higher-cost Inspirational Events and Conferences: Open, inclusive startup and tech events designed to inspire and share knowledge.

Paid Networking

Training & Feedback: Skill & idea development providers (bootcamps & comprehensive training programmes)

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

TEAM & IDEA

Team Formation: Resources for teaming up (resources that directly facilitate early-stage recruitment and cofounder matching).

Build First Product: Hackathons and other builder-focused events and resources.

Specialist Knowledge Groups:

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

2. LAUNCH STAGE

In this stage, entrepreneurs establish and formalise the company, develop the product, get feedback from customers, and prepare for the next step.

START

Information: Cost-effective legal and professional services.

Nationwide:

Auckland:

Cost Effective Workspace: Hot-desking, dedicated desks, and offices in co-working spaces (see the full NZ map here).

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other - North Island:

Other - South Island:

Coworking Resources:

DEVELOP

Global Connections: Organisations connecting NZ with the world, and the world with NZ.

Formal Services: Paid services for early-stage startups.

Accounting:

Legal

HR:

Creative:

Development/Design - Software:

  • Almond - Auckland
  • More coming soon...

Development/Design - Hardware/Product:

Marketing/PR - Free Resources (created by NZ companies):

Marketing/PR - Services:

 

Prepare for seed: Advanced mentorship providers (personalised knowledge sharing, later stage events and resources for startup teams).

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

LAUNCH

Seed Acceleration: Seed-funding acceleration programme providers, with or without exchanging equity.

Digital And/Or Physical Technology:

Social Enterprise:

Other:

Incubation: Incubator programmes providers.

Digital And/Or Physical Technology:

Social Enterprise:


Pitch & Demo: Open showcases of local startups for investment.

3. GROWTH-STAGE

RECOGNITION

Investor Networking: Connect professional investors with founders, i.e. events or groups that facilitate connections with professional investors.

Major Media: Mainstream local business press (major local or regional publications that frequently champion local businesses).

 

FUNDING & GROWTH

Angels/VC's: Seed-stage, series A and beyond investors.

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

Funding Resources:

Funding Platforms:

Expansion: Growth consultants (programs and business consultants for capital-rich companies to grow and scale).

Government Support:

Auckland:

Wellington:

Christchurch:

Other:

 

 Philanthropic Funding:

 


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About this list:

  • We're building this list to provide more transparency to our community around what awesome events are happening in the New Zealand startup & tech ecosystem. Wellington's CreativeHQ also have an ecosystem map.
     
  • To get added to the list, your event needs to be well organised, startup related, and provide significant value to attendees. If you're running an event that fits this bill, please add it to our spreadsheet. To speed up the process you can tweet at us @MumsGarage (then we can follow you).

 


*Banner image is courtesy of BizDojo - staunch supporters of the New Zealand startup and technology ecosystem. They provide co-working spaces, host events, and offer support for Kiwi companies and freelancers all around NZ.

*This template has been modelled of the Founder Institute Startup Ecosystem Template - thanks @founding for the great resources and support you provide for startup communities! And big thanks to David Bosman for helping to spur this on.


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