2020 Innovation Showcase

Celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation around New Zealand.

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Get inspired, get involved, get featured!

Join us online and on social media this November, as we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by taking a “virtual” roadshow to showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurs and organisations helping drive New Zealand forward in 2020.

Partnering with innovation hubs around the country, we’ll be meeting startups, innovative SME’s and the people supporting them from the deep South to the far North and every region in between.

If you’re a brave-hearted business owner, sizzling startup, or inspiring innovator the Startup NZ 2020 Innovation Showcase is your chance to get inspired, get involved and get featured!

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Who can take part?

Kicking off at the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week on 16 November, we’ll be showcasing entrepreneurs and startup ecosystem members in a different region each day through a series of stories, interviews and profiles.

To ensure each region is well represented we’ll be featuring innovative startups or SME businesses from each of the following regions: Queenstown Lakes, Southland, West Coast, Tasman-Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury, Otago, Wellington, Manawatu-Whanganui, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Auckland and Northland.

Good for you, great for NZ!

For every business taking part in the showcase, we’ll be giving away a scholarship to help young New Zealanders from their region learn about entrepreneurship with our Startup NZ Entrepreneurs Programme. The more support we get from businesses in each region, the more scholarships we can give. Good for you and great for NZ!

How to be featured

Entrepreneurs at Paintvine


To learn about being featured as an entrepreneur, startup or SME email our editor at richardl@nzentrepreneur.co.nz

ecosystem members

Ecosystem Members

To be featured as an ecosystem member (EDA’s, incubators, innovation hubs) email our editor at richardl@nzentrepreneur.co.nz

Corporate partners

Corporate Partners

To learn about being featured as a corporate partner email our editor at richardl@nzentrepreneur.co.nz

Startup NZ Innovation Showcase Supporters

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