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Lightning Lab

Lightning Lab is Creative HQ’s startup division. It runs our three-month business accelerators and our startup and scaleup incubation programme.

Tourism 2020

COVID-19 update

Lightning Lab Tourism has made the difficult decision to pause the 2020 Lightning Lab Tourism programme.

We are working with key stakeholders to develop something useful for the tourism industry at this time.

If you have any questions in the meantime, or want to hear more about this, please email kelly.dare@creativehq.co.nz.

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July intake applications are now closed.

Lightning Lab Incubation is looking for founders!

Are you an early-stage company looking to identify and validate a clear market opportunity and build a solution? Or are you a company with existing revenue and traction looking to accelerate your growth through sales, investment and global expansion?

Our 3–12 month incubation programme is designed for startups building sustainable business ventures.

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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!