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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.

1

Incubators & accelerators

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

2

Support & resources

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

3

Scalability

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.

4

Collaboration

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.

5

Connections

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.

6

Talented

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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