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Meteoroid Program

The Meteoroid Program has been developed by Wharf42, the Tauranga-based business connector focused on identifying high-potential New Zealand technology start-ups, getting them to Silicon Valley and plugging them into that region’s vast technology ecosystem. The Program has been designed to take advantage of the significant mentoring, investor and business partner networks that Wharf42 has developed in the region.

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WNT Ventures

WNT Ventures is one of three new technology-focused incubators for high growth, early stage firms that will be able to access a new repayable grants tool on behalf of the companies they incubate. Approved by Callaghan Innovation and based in Tauranga, WNT Ventures both establishes and nurtures businesses based on intellectual property and novel technologies, primarily sourced from New Zealand publicly funded research organisations, such as universities and Crown Research Institutes.

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Wharf 42

Wharf42 is dedicated to helping New Zealand startup and early stage businesses get connected to Silicon Valley.

With a permanent presence in both Tauranga, NZ and Sunnyvale, CA, Wharf42’s mission is to support New Zealand startups and early stage businesses ‘cross the chasm’ and begin to build the scale and velocity necessary to develop that multi-million dollar enterprise.

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Enterprise Angels

Based in Tauranga, Enterprise Angels primary objective is to facilitate investments by its members in innovative companies with high growth potential.  We consider investing in businesses from all industry sectors and at any stage of growth, however we invest most actively in things we can ‘kick’ – innovative businesses in the agriculture, dairy, horticulture, engineering, food and clean tech industries.

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The Icehouse – Ice Angels

Accelerate Growth. Develop and execute strategies to fast-track your startup.

Once accepted, The Icehouse Incubation Programme provides you with customised support and mentoring and the right tools, knowledge and contacts to fast-track startup. We work with you to help you develop your product or service, build a winning team, develop and execute marketing and sales strategies, win customers, develop a funding strategy and more more.

Ice Angels have invested over $47m across 54 investments.

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Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation accelerates commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand.  We administer more than $140m a year in business R&D funding.

We have the talent, resources, knowledge and connections to help businesses turn ideas into internationally marketable products and services more quickly and successfully.

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Kiwi Landing Pad

Kiwi Landing Pad was established in 2011 to help selected high growth New Zealand technology companies establish and grow their business in the USA.

Supported by prominent New Zealand technology investors as well as the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Kiwi Landing Pad can offer New Zealand technology companies either short or long-term residence at their office in San Francisco. Tenants gain access to a wealth of experience and are able to create invaluable networks in the US technology, business and investment community.

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