Lightning Lab

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

Lightning Lab GovTech

Lightning Lab GovTech is an opportunity to rapidly build, test, validate and experiment with new approaches and technologies to enable truly extraordinary government. We’ve selected 12 projects to take part in the inaugural LL GovTech – read all about it.

Meet the Lab Techs: Josh

Behind a great accelerator, there’s always a great team and it’s high time we introduce some of the faces that quietly work behind the scenes of Lightning Lab GovTech.

Introducing: Josh, our talented graphic designer & motion graphics master.

Team Focus: Ministry of Social Development

The voices of young people need to be heard when government agencies are developing policies and services. However, engaging young people in these processes can be difficult.

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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!

Venture Up

Venture Up: Wellington programme on now!

We’re back for another year of Venture Up, and it’s bigger than ever! Wellington’s #VentureUp19 programme is running until mid-February. Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening


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.