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.
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?
CONNECTIONS, SKILLS AND FUNDING
The Low Carbon Challenge will help you:
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.
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!
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
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.