INDIVIDUALS, STARTUPS & COMPANIES

HELPING YOU BUILD A BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER PUBLIC SECTOR

Lightning Lab GovTech provides an opportunity for you to work on some of the most impactful problems facing government today.

We’re looking for people who want to make a difference to local and central governments.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

As an individual applicant, you will be applying to work on one of the confirmed projects when they are selected and announced in Jun 2019. Some of these projects have established teams but are looking for skilled and entrepreneurial-minded individuals to take up a full-time, paid role for the duration of the accelerator.

We’re looking for individuals who are resilient, open-minded, willing and adaptable team players. We’re after people with a range of technical skills, experience but most importantly those who are passionate and motivated to solve the problem. If this sounds like you apply now!

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

WHY APPLY

Being a part of a Lightning Lab accelerator gives you the opportunity to solve impactful problems by building better solutions for citizens, you’ll expand your networks and experience with the help of New Zealand’s best entrepreneurs and change makers.

Some of the key benefits to being a part of Lightning Lab GovTech include:

> Personal Development. You will learn and practice key startup methodologies and modern business techniques used by the world’s most innovative companies.

> Employment. Get paid to participate in a Lightning Lab accelerator, a programme that is based on the best of breed accelerator model developed by TechStars in the US.

> Experience. Alumni of our Lightning Lab accelerators have become a valuable addition to their workplace upon return or become some of New Zealand’s leading entrepreneurs. The programme opens up a wide range of exciting opportunities.

“The Lightning Lab GovTech program has been awesome. We’ve had coaches, mentors and our stakeholders from the industry and NGOs regularly check where we are in the process. We felt fully supported throughout the program!”

– Sally Hett, Safer Seas for Albatrosses 

APPLY

Think you’ve got what it takes to make a difference?

Applications for individuals looking to join the 2019 programme are now closed.

TIMELINE
17 MAY

Project Application Deadline

12 JUN

Individual Applications Open

AUG

Programme starts

NOV

Demo Day

HOW IT WORKS
PRE-PROGRAMME: THE TEAM

Apply for a project

MONTH ONE: PROBLEM DISCOVERY

Validate problem and engage initial customers

MONTH TWO: DESIGN

Create solution prototype and validate customers’ needs

MONTH THREE: PROTOTYPE & PITCH

Implementation, secure pilot customers and pitch

POST-PROGRAMME: EXECUTION

Secure funding and implement pilot programme