• CONNECTIONS / WORKSHOPS / FUNDING SUPPORT

    Let's build Wellington's low carbon future

  • SUPPORT TO GROW

    We are looking for 6 early stage ideas, projects or businesses that help to lower carbon emissions and are ready to grow!

    Early stage projects

    Get your ideas into action!

    Are you working on a project that is ready to take to the next level? We're ready to support people to get their projects off the ground with a burst of energy and support.

    Growing businesses

    Help your startup grow!

    Do you have a team, business or opportunity you are already building that could use more support, profile and funding to grow?

  • Can your project help reduce carbon emissions in our city?

    These 4 areas are the keys to Wellington's low carbon economy

    Waste

    Energy

    Transport

    Housing and building

  • CONNECTIONS, SKILLS AND FUNDING

    The Low Carbon Challenge will help you:

    • Find your audience and customers, 
    • Connect with mentors and champions, 
    • Grow your brand,
    • Launch a supported crowdfunding campaign.

    Over the 8 week programme you'll join a group of great innovators and entrepreneurs growing their projects, get stuck into a hui / hackathon, workshops and supported networking events.

     

    This is a part time programme designed to support people who also have other work. Expect to invest 10-20 hours per week on your project during the programme.

     

    All teams will have the opportunity to access $40k+ in match funded, distributed by the Wellington Low Carbon Partnership Fund.

     

     

    CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITY

    Find your people

    Meet mentors, experts and join a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who are all working towards Wellington Low Carbon Future.

    WORKSHOPS

    Build your skills

    Upskill yourself and your team in a workshop series designed to help you clarify your customers, your marketing and your community.

    ACCESS MATCH FUNDING

    Matched funding for your crowdfunding!

    • Get a $1000 stipend for your team during the challenge
    • Access over $40k (and growing!) of potential match funding from the The Wellington Low Carbon Partnership Fund
  • EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN!

    Ready to join the challenge?

     

    Are you working on a project that is building Wellington’s Low Carbon future?


    We would love to help you grow!

  • Key dates

    Fri 27th May: Expressions of interest close

    Mon August 2nd: Applications open

    Tues September 5th: Teams selected
    Sept / Oct: Challenge events and workshops

    Early November: Finale and crowdfunding

     

  • Low Carbon Challenge is supported and delivered by:

    More partners will be announced soon!

    The Enspiral Network

    The Wellington City Council

    Pledge Me

  • Blog & Updates

    Stuck for ideas? Looking for inspiration? Check out some examples of work leading carbon innovation from right here at home and around the world.

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