Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab is Creative HQ’s three-month, mentor intensive, business acceleration programme.


Lightning Lab Tourism

Applications are now open!

Backed by a unique collaboration of pioneering organisations in tourism and tech innovation. The programme looks to build a sustainable tourism industry in New Zealand and will run from May to August 2019.

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Tips for startups

Creative HQ’s startup resource features relevant tips and tricks from our community that will help you unleash your inner entrepreneur. With topics ranging from building your team, to seeking investment – you’ll have plenty to keep of reading material to get you started!


Alumni Update: Choice

Choice is a social enterprise that is empowering people to make a difference with every transaction. We chatted to the Choice team to find out what they have been up to since Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator and how they deal with the challenges of starting a new business.

Venture Up

Venture Up: Queenstown Applications Now Open

We kicked off the year with #VentureUp19 in Wellington. This year for the first time ever we’re going to Queenstown – apply now!