The Auckland Lightning Lab Programme identifies NZ’s top 10 talented digital startups and empowers them to work alongside each other, to validate their market, product and business model, and gain access to New Zealand’s top business leaders and mentors to support, connect and grow their business.
This year, we created a 4 month programme run from March to June which culminated in Demo Day, an event where each team pitches their company to a room full of potential investors with the aim of attracting investment.
More than 100 mentors were involved in the Lightning Lab Auckland programme, and teams benefited from workshops held by 27 world class speakers, including Andy Hamilton and Sarah Laurie.
– Angie, Dexibit
– Brittany, WayWiser
Find out more about the teams below:
Dexibit is an emerging market leader in analytics for the cultural sector with client traction in NZ and USA. Dexibit automatically senses visitor presence onsite, blending data with the digital touchpoints that complete visitor experience and enriching with a cultural context – all while presenting real time and visual insights personalised for each staff member.
Foodcourt Online provides a platform for ordering and delivery from multiple restaurants clustered in virtual foodcourts. The platform relies on unique scheduling technology, and targets both busy working families with teenage children and corporate workers.
Reyedr HUD is a see through head-up display which presents useful ride data at eye level for a safer and smarter ride experience. Reyedr can also auto detect emergency situations and send SOS. When not riding, our Reyedr App engages users through social features and performance analytics.
Phoenix Audio Ltd provides audio software designed to identify and smooth fluctuations in your hearing to ensure a deeper musical experience.
Kitset.io is a system that allows a non-technical business owner to quickly generate a fully branded quality mobile app or website to engage with their customers.
Seek Stock provides software which tracks customer demand for out of stock products through reports and real-time staff feedback, filling in the missing part of the stock visibility puzzle.
Slick Software is an education software that teaches languages through immersive content. Watch a movie or tv-series and learn the language at the same time!
Sonnar Interactive is introducing a new form of entertainment: interactive storytelling, providing an engaging auditory experience that evolves through the user’s personal choices.
WayWiser Ltd is creating a new online club for adventure sports enthusiasts, making it easier to find, create and go on outdoor adventures with the right people.
Wireless Guard has developed and designed Hatch, a small, low cost security device which detects if doors and windows are left locked or unlocked, open or closed, and syncs to your mobile phone.
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Lightning Lab relies on the incredible support of sponsor partners. We have been very privileged to have a range of national and local sponsors for the Auckland programme and have thoroughly enjoyed working with all of them.