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The Climate Response Accelerator is a 12-week programme designed to help impact-focused entrepreneurs solve some of our planet’s most urgent challenges. Selected teams from around Aotearoa, New Zealand will be provided with equity-free funding, mentorship and the tools and resources to help you advance at each stage of your growth. You’ll be joining an amazing community of globally-minded changemakers, from tenacious startup founders to board level executives who will provide connections, expertise and support during and after the programme.
We respectfully acknowledge the first people of Aotearoa, tangata Māori, and their intergenerational mātauranga. In this programme, all participants will strive to live the following principles:
Guardianship. Te Taiao relies on us just as much as we rely on it. Our goal during the programme is to build current and future innovators that responsibly care for Te Taiao.
Altruism and compassion. It’s more than just gathering people together under a programme, it’s also about acknowledging the mana of others through hospitality, generosity and mutual respect.
Connections and relationships. We can’t address some of the environment’s most pressing challenges without bringing together people and fostering relationships from different whakapapa and communities.
Humility. One of the most important principles of leadership. We are looking for founders who enable others and who work hard without self-promotion.
Callaghan Innovation and Creative HQ have partnered to launch the Climate Response Accelerator, a 12-week programme to help impact-focused entrepreneurs address some of our planet’s urgent challenges. Selected teams will receive funding, mentoring, and tools and resources. Applications close 16 May.
Kiwi tech startup First AML has kick-started its Australian operations with about a dozen new clients signed up, a full diary of sales pitches, and one of its co-founders, Bion Behdin, relocated to Sydney.
New Zealand based legal tech startup for in-house legal teams, LawVu, has raised USD1.8 million USD in venture funding co-led from Silicon Valley based, Shasta Ventures and AirTree Ventures in Australia.
Labour, productivity and sustainability are the most significant global issues in the agriculture sector today. In New Zealand, with COVID-19 resulting in closed borders, this has escalated the need for greater automated solutions within orchards and farms. New Zealand understands that it can’t solve these issues on its own and is joining forces globally to accelerate the pace of change. By Nicky Molloy, Business Innovation Manager - Agritech, Callaghan Innovation
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