There are a wide range of funding options for high-growth technology start-ups and companies in New Zealand. From incubators and grants, to Angel investment, venture capital, and private equity. Here are a few entities that may be able to help kick-start your funding journey, and if you're not sure what funding is best for you, HERE is an overview of the various types.

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Incubators invest in, and actively help commercialise complex technologies. They concentrate on taking your concept to the next level by building a business around the technology – with the aim of growing globally competitive hi-tech businesses.
Incubator Programmes

Callaghan Innovation Founder Incubator

Callaghan Innovation supports a range of Founder Incubators around NZ. They are targeted at people with great ideas, providing services to help you and your team validate your idea in the market and build a strong business around it

Incubator Programmes

Callaghan Innovation Technology Incubator

Technology Incubator commercialises deep technologies with funding and business incubation support to build a business around unique and complex technologies

Incubator Programmes

Creative HQ: The Incubator

A 6-month hybrid programme for Wellington start-ups requiring support for raising your first investment round

Incubator Programmes

Founder Catalyst

Powered by Ministry of Awesome, Founder Catalyst helps early-stage companies validate markets, gain traction, secure funding, and achieve their unique global ambitions

Incubator Programmes

Phase One Ventures

An early-stage founder community that consists of an incubator programme connecting “been there, done that” operators who have scaled in product and growth as well as a vibrant founder community filled with social events and expert sessions

Incubator Programmes

Startup Dunedin: The Distiller Incubator

For Dunedin start-ups that are looking to launch or grow, through mentorship and customised support to achieve goals

Incubator Programmes


A fully funded founder-based incubator, partnering with Canterbury entrepreneurs to scale their businesses

Incubator Programmes

Whakatipu Ōtautahi

A 6-month incubation programme designed to unleash the ambitions of māori entrepreneurs. Delivered by HTK Group for Christchurch and Canterbury based founders