• Community / Funding / Marketing

    Helping you grow your business to build Wellington's low carbon future

  • CAN WE HELP YOU?

    We are looking for 5 early stage projects in the area of energy, transportation, waste minimisation, and building carbon efficiency.

    Are you working on an idea, a project or growing a business that help Wellington lower carbon emissions?

    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?

  • LET'S GROW YOUR BUSINESS!

    The Low Carbon Challenge is designed to help you find your audience and customers, connect with mentors and champions, grow your brand and 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 / hackthon, workshops and supported networking events.

     

    3 teams will win the chance to have up to a $15,000 crowdfunding campaign match funded.

    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, your community.

    Up to $15K FUNDING SUPPORT

    Matched funding for your crowdfunding!

    • Get a $1000 stipend for your team during the challenge
    • Earn one of 3 changes to run a crowdfunding campaign, raise up to $15,000 and have it match funded! 
  • WE ARE LOOKING FOR 5 GREAT PROJECTS

    Ready to join the challenge?

     

    Are you working on a project or building a company that helping to build Wellington’s Low Carbon future?


    We would love to help you!

  • 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

     

  • Wellington is a city of collaborative action

    More partners will be announced soon!

    The Enspiral Network

    The Wellington City Council

  • 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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