TAKE YOUR STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
We are Aotearoa New Zealand’s most prolific startup programme, helping early-stage companies validate markets, gain traction, secure funding, and achieve their unique global ambitions.
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WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY
PARTICIPATE ONSITE OR REMOTE
What’s best for you? Participate onsite at Te Ōhaka, the NZ hub for startups in downtown Christchurch, or choose from remote and hybrid options.
OUR FOUNDER EXPERIENCE
Founder & CEO
"It has been such a valuable opportunity to be part of Founder Catalyst over the last couple of years. We have been able to take advantage of fantastic mentors and networks, events as well as resources and support.
One of the most invaluable resources provided to us is the other startups we have been surrounded by, we are all going through different journeys but face the same challenges, and being able to get other founder’s takes on these challenges has accelerated our progress."
"The Ministry of Awesome’s startup programme at Founder Catalyst has provided opportunities, connections and the professional space at the perfect time of our startup journey. The continuous access to founders, industry experts and investors has been key in guiding us on the path to becoming a high growth startup.
Tē tōia, tē haumatia – nothing can be achieved without a plan, workforce and way of doing things. The awesome culture found at Te Ōhaka defines this whakatoukī perfectly."
Co-Founder & CTO
"We have enjoyed being a part of the Founder Catalyst community and space.
One of the biggest advantages is the networks, connections and mentors that are opened up which have allowed us to grow.
It’s also great to have an epic selection of like-minded founders surrounding us to bounce problems and ideas off."