THE CATALYST FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION
The first Lightning Lab Manufacturing accelerator in Lower Hutt, Wellington wrapped up on Thursday, November 19th. Demo Day showcased the seven ventures that have thrived in New Zealand’s first ever acceleration programme for physical products. The event happened in collaboration with the C-PRIZE ‘Den of Drones,’ for an ‘NZ Day of Hardware Innovation.’
Demo Day was a great opportunity for investors to see innovations firsthand and fuel the future of manufacturing in the region. Contact Shawn O’Keefe if you are an interested investor. Would you like access to the recorded livestream? Let us know.
We would like to thank all people who helped make the accelerator great.
Check out the highlights from Lightning Lab Manufacturing November, 2015.
The accelerator came out of a partnership between Creative HQ, Callaghan Innovation, the Hutt City Council and Grow Wellington, giving startups with a physical product the opportunity to rapidly grow their companies through a special combination of seed funding, world-class mentoring, mind-expanding workshops and intensive business development.
Harnessing Kiwi creativity and the “no. 8 wire” attitude, Lightning Lab Manufacturing was a 3-month bootcamp environment where participants were required to be on-site for the duration of the programme. Teams went through a rigorous application and selection process to ensure that an acceleration programme was a good match for their needs and could significantly boost their progress. Are you interested in a future manufacturing accelerator? Contact us.
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