Startmate First Believers

/ Sponsorships / 23 Jun 2023

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A community that backs and believes in the next generation of great founders.

Startmate’s First Believers isn't just theoretical, it's practical.

First Believers not only learn the investing craft from some of the best investors in Australia and New Zealand, but they have the exclusive opportunity to pressure-test their thinking by helping select founders for both the Small Bets Fund and Accelerator Fund.

The First Believers programme is a 14 week immersive onboarding programme that helps accelerate your journey to becoming a world-class investor.

As part of our commitment to this programme, we fund 50% of two scholarships each cohort in an effort to help foster capability building of investors in Kiwi tech start-ups.

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Board Chair reappointment

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Annabel Cotton has had her term as NZGCP Board Chair extended by a further three years.

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