Teams participate in the program will get the following benefits:
14th March - 25th April 2021
Registration is open for applicants
25th April - 20th May 2021
Nominating 32 startups
23th May - 27th May 2021
Selecting 12 startups to participate in the accelerator
20th June - 1st July 2021
A two-week virtual training program aimed at preparing participants and supporting their entrepreneurial knowledge
4th July - 30th September 2021
A program designed to build the competency of the participating entrepreneurial companies and prepare them for growth and investment
This year's track is run by Creative HQ, a company based in Wellington, New Zealand Creative HQ has managed more than 25 global leading accelerators programs in the startup, enterprise and public services sectors, including 13 accelerators through Creative HQ's Lightning Lab programs during the past eight years.
In this work, Creative HQ has developed world-class learning materials, gained training experience and built networks of mentors and mentors from around the world.
Creative HQ has also assisted more than 600 startups since its inception and more than 120 companies through accelerator programs at Lightning Lab, with the value of startups from Lightning Lab exceeding three hundred and fifty million (350 million) New Zealand dollars, Creative HQ is also a founding member of Global Accelerator Network.
Creative HQ has partnered with Blossom MENA in Saudi Arabia to provide local experts and specific support to female entrepreneurs in the program. Blossom MENA is the first accelerator focused on empowering women and enhancing their role in the entrepreneurial community, and has mentored more than 300 startups in the region.