Funds $20K per team
Takes 0-6% equity
Markets Data & Analytics Food & Beverages Retail Social Enterprise Software +13
Invests in Australia/NZ New Zealand
Lightning Lab Tourism is a three-month business acceleration programme focused on building a sustainable ecosystem for the future of New Zealand Tourism Tech. The programme will bring together a cohesive tourism ecosystem who will solve the productivity, cultural, environmental and social challenges for the sector. The accelerator will support tourism ventures to develop and test their products in New Zealand, before competing on a global scale.

Up to ten ventures will be accepted, gaining access to NZ’s largest network of tourism and hospitality services experts and startup mentors. Teams will work directly with our tourism industry partners and practice market validation and product development methods used by companies like Google, IDEO, and Tesla. At the end of the three months, each venture will have the opportunity to pitch for investment at Demo Day, in front of some of the top angel investors and early-stage venture funds in the country.

Teams must have at least two founde...
Lightning Lab Tourism is a three-month business acceleration programme focused on building a sustainable ecosystem for the future of New Zealand Tourism Tech. The programme will bring together a cohesive tourism ecosystem who will solve the productivity, cultural, environmental and social challenges for the sector. The accelerator will support tourism ventures to develop and test their products in New Zealand, before competing on a global scale.

Up to ten ventures will be accepted, gaining access to NZ’s largest network of tourism and hospitality services experts and startup mentors. Teams will work directly with our tourism industry partners and practice market validation and product development methods used by companies like Google, IDEO, and Tesla. At the end of the three months, each venture will have the opportunity to pitch for investment at Demo Day, in front of some of the top angel investors and early-stage venture funds in the country.

Teams must have at least two founders and meet the themes of the programme. For more information on the programme, go to www.lightninglab.co.nz/tourism/
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Brett Holland
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Brett Holland Innovation Services Lightning Lab New Zealand National Manager
Erica Austin
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Erica Austin Lightning Lab Tourism, Programme Manager
James Swope
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James Swope Programme Manager for multiple accelerators, and always improving my facilitation skills.
Jeffrey Ling
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Jeffrey Ling Programme Director Programme Director at Lightning Lab Tourism Acceleration Programme
Laura Reitel
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Laura Reitel Head of Acceleration
Stefan Korn
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