Funds $ 20K per team
Takes 6% equity
Funds 10 startups per year
Markets B2B/Enterprise Consumer Internet of Things Software Web +4
Invests in North America Asia Australia/NZ Australia Canada 8 more
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Lightning Lab is a New Zealand's digital accelerator. It provides the funding, networks and expertise to help launch and scale successful companies.

Lightning Lab Auckland will select up to ten startups that work through an intensive four month programme that will leverage the expertise of over 100 world-class mentors, a powerful international network and deliver a series of topic specific workshops - a combination that will provide the spark your company needs to unlock explosive growth. The programme culminates in a demo day where each startup will have the opportunity to pitch to a roomful of investors for additional funding.

In addition to the Programme Director and Programme Manager who will guide the teams through the programme, selected startups will be supported by a team of Lab Techs that will add technical and business capability allowing them to do more, faster!

Lightning Lab is also a member of the Global Accelerator Network....
Lightning Lab is a New Zealand's digital accelerator. It provides the funding, networks and expertise to help launch and scale successful companies.

Lightning Lab Auckland will select up to ten startups that work through an intensive four month programme that will leverage the expertise of over 100 world-class mentors, a powerful international network and deliver a series of topic specific workshops - a combination that will provide the spark your company needs to unlock explosive growth. The programme culminates in a demo day where each startup will have the opportunity to pitch to a roomful of investors for additional funding.

In addition to the Programme Director and Programme Manager who will guide the teams through the programme, selected startups will be supported by a team of Lab Techs that will add technical and business capability allowing them to do more, faster!

Lightning Lab is also a member of the Global Accelerator Network.
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Staff

Brett Holland
Admin
Brett Holland GM Innovation Services
Laura Nyberg
Admin
Laura Reitel
Admin
Mark Macleod-Smith
Admin
Mark Macleod-Smith Programme Director
Pete Sivak
Admin
Pete Sivak Programme Manager I'm an experienced statup project manager and finance/operations consultant.
Stefan Korn
Admin

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Brough Johnson CEO at Narrative Muse

Mel and I have known each other for a number of years. We worked together in the film and television industry. Mel has always had immense vision for the future of this industry. She could see that there was so much potential for growth, particularly with the opportunity of merging with gaming. She could see how the two were greatly aligned in their technologies and the way they both relate to story. I've always admired her passion and self-conviction. No goal is too small or unachievable. She not only does great work, she inspires others to do their best work. Mel is a force - in the best way. She's always striving to learn more and be more.