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Top reasons to launch a startup in Wellington

Wellington’s startup scene turns bright ideas into successful realities.
Our tight-knit community, sophisticated startup ecosystem and support from various sectors facilitates collaboration allowing startups to grow and succeed on an international level.


Incubators & accelerators

Lightning Lab, Flux, Sprout Agritech, VentureUp and Mahuki are some of many incubators and accelerators supporting different types of startups in Wellington.


Support & resources

Wellington is home to Creative HQ - New Zealand's start-up hub. WellingtonNZ also offers comprehensive support through the Business Growth team



Though small, Wellington packs a punch. The compact and accessible nature of the city allows for the perfect testing grounds. Startups are warmly welcomed and supported by Wellingtonians.



Clusters of startups and tech based businesses work together in Wellington to create a thriving society of ideas. The continual meeting and sharing has created a united community that works together to solve problems and help each other to succeed on a global scale.



Through Creative HQ, startups have valuable relationships with business leaders, investors, mentors, partners and government making it ideal for networking. There’s a range of events year-round that offer great opportunities to meet, learn and be inspired by others.



Wellington’s startup melting pot has a rich diversity of talented people creating and championing innovative and progressive projects. These talented minds, with their bright ideas and forward thinking, work together in the startup ecosystem to build a foundation for future startups to thrive. 

Your first stop: Creative HQ

Startup landing pad, CreativeHQ are passionate about supporting and inspiring Wellington startups.

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