Ventures > Accelerator


The Accelerator Programme runs for six months with 8-10 teams (typically 2-3 entrepreneurs per team) invited to join the Programme in each intake. Successful teams will be drawn from around the world and will be based in the Coulthard Barnes Ventures building in Auckland for the duration of the Programme.

Ideally, we would like teams that are cross-functional with at least one hands-on technologist (engineer/coder) and at least one member with significant and relevant financial services experience but we will consider any individual or team that applies. Some businesses may be able to outsource development and for others we may be able to help you find technical co-founders.

Applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to deliver a working minimum viable product and initial proof of market within 3-6 months with the aim of raising a Series A round of capital within 6-12 months.


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Meet all the mentors that form part of the panel that review applications.


You know where you're going – now's the time for the rubber to hit the road.