Since beginning in 2013 with the first Lightning Lab, we have run 10 of our full-time, in-residence business acceleration programmes. Based on the best-in-breed model developed by TechStars, we are the only NZ member of the Global Accelerator Network, an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organisations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses.
Ventures that take part get the discipline they need to succeed. We teach them startup methodologies, business skills and give them focused support and structure so that they can successfully launch. In the three months, ventures establish a market fit for their products, grow their user base and get access to our network of over 250 mentors and advisors who share their network of expertise, experience and connections with the teams.