Wellington's next generation of entrepreneurial talent takes the stage!
A showcase of Victoria University’s top entrepreneurial talent - see innovation in action & support our next generation of tech, digital and social enterprise talent.
After 5 years, and producing over 100 alumni who now have experience in early stage startups, we are proud to showcase 9 of the teams who have found a customer problem and solution - and are in various stages of making it work as a business. Some of these are listed below.
After the formal pitches in Soundings Theater - hang about in the Icon Room, get to know our young entrepreneurs and check out some demonstrations.
Point Zero is the starting point. We develop your ideas, concepts and dreams into a digital experience for Mobile, Web or Virtual reality.
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NZ’s biggest & best coworking network for creative and technology businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. As our Premier Partner, The BizDojo provides the venue for our Bootcamp, where our startups get to work shoulder to shoulder with more established and experienced entrepreneurs. This gives our teams the added advantage of being able to tap into that experience, and develop crucial networks. 3 of the teams have since chosen to be full time residents at the BizDojo in Wellington - a clear validation of the importance of these type of connections!
Wellington City Council is committed to creating an environment that enables innovation within the city by supporting programmes like the Vic Entrepreneur Bootcamp. We are proud to be associated and partner with organisations that actively encourage growth and innovation here in the capital.
An innovation hub to give entrepreneurs a platform for digital and experiential product innovation in the cultural sector. Powered by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Mahuki is a very attractive option for some of the more established startups coming out of Bootcamp.
powerHouse invests in and grows early-stage technology ventures in NZ, and has long been a partner in startups and initiatives coming out of Viclink and Victoria University.
We’re on a mission to transform Wellington into an internationally recognised Smart Capital. That means an ongoing series of accessible programmes and events designed to help your ideas and / or company flourish. Collider programmes are available to teams during Bootcamp, and support them as they head out into life as an entrepreneur.
Grow Wellington is the economic development agency working to accelerate economic growth in the Wellington region and make it more internationally competitive. Grow Wellington has had a significant impact on the teams at Bootcamp, through their high growth incubator Creative HQ.
Viclink is the driving force behind the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp. As the commercialisation arm of Victoria University of Wellington we help researchers take ideas from research to application, and is the obvious choice to support our students in taking their ideas from concept to application.
Victoria University has a tradition of fostering strong global links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality. Leadership, creativity and entrepreneurship, whether social, cultural or commercial, are at the heart of its capacity to imagine, to express new possibilities, to find new solutions to complex issues.
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