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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 Accelerator 2020

Teams to be announced!

Tourism Accelerator 2020 is a four-month mentorship programme that, in partnership with award-winning Kiwi tourism-tech company Tourwriter, supports startup founders who are designing solutions to make travel better for travellers, suppliers, and the environment.

The programme will run from 29 October 2020 to 19 February 2021.

At the end of the programme, each team will have the opportunity to pitch for cash investment from investors, underwritten to the value of $100,000.

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October intake applications are now open

Lightning Lab Incubation is looking for founders – applications for our October intake close September 13!

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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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!