Who: Creative HQ
What: Startup Incubator
HQ: Wellington
Established: 2003


Creative HQ works with people to unleash their inner entrepreneurs whether they are part of a startup, a corporate business or government agency.

Who do you work with and what key challenges do you help them solve?

We work with entrepreneurs all over New Zealand.

1. We help startups and scaleups succeed through Creative HQ Incubation and our Lightning Lab accelerator programmes.

2. We teach SMEs and multinationals how to solve critical business problems with innovation services like Design Sprints, Innovation Workshops, Innovation Audits and Enterprise Accelerators.

3. We help government departments build innovation frameworks by teaching them startup methodologies like Lean, Design Sprints and Agile.


Startup Incubation

  • Startups and scaleups – we provide multiple services to startups and scaleups including CHQ incubation and a whole range of programmes.


  • Our Lightning Lab accelerator programmes are a 3 month, intensive programme with a cohort of up to 10 teams developing new concepts, products and services that can be rapidly implemented.

Intrapreneurship & Enterprise Innovation

  • Corporates (SME’s and multinationals) – we’re the leading provider of enterprise innovation and the only company in NZ offering highly structured corporate innovation programmes.
  • Government – Creative HQ are leading the GovTech revolution globally. We want to help the public sector build innovation frameworks and this is at the heart of all our government services.


  • We run regular events including Startup Garage Wellington allowing people in the area to mix and mingle with like minded innovators.


  • Creative HQ resources and downloadable guides cover a range of topics to help entrepreneurs learn about creating and building startups.
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“We are inspired by and love the energy of the people who come through our doors.” – Creative HQ


We have worked with over 200 startups and businesses through a range of structured programmes designed to accelerate business creation and early stage growth. Our alumni have an aggregate valuation of over $55 million, employ over 250 staff and generate in excess of $25 million in annual revenues.

What excites your team about the work you do?

We are inspired by and love the energy of the people who come through our doors. Regardless of where they come from, they have a pioneering mindset and a need to embrace change and challenge the status quo.

What message would you like to share with the NZ entrepreneur community?

If you’re an entrepreneur, student, investor, member of government official or corporate leader, Creative HQ should be your first touch point when it comes to startups and innovation.

Get in touch

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Web: http://www.creativehq.co.nz
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeHQ.co.nz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreativeHQ
Instagram: https://www.linkedin.com/company/creative-hq


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