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The Startup Accelerator

Supporting and funding 10 Kiwi teams with innovative tech and global ambitions

The xone is a six-month startup accelerator and innovation lab backed by Vodafone, valued up to $150,000 including office space, workshops, events, and network access.

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Pat and Nicola from Solar Bright – Smart, connected catseyes.

Quality mentoring

You’ll get direct, fast, and powerful mentoring from some of the greatest business leaders and tech innovators from New Zealand and the world.

Inspirational location

Your team will thrive in our purpose-built HQ in the heart of Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct. Basing your team here is preferred, but not a must for application.

Proven partners

We’ll support you through the programme, together with Callaghan Innovation, Smudge, and others.

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We’ll provide $25,000 of cash funding and access to our innovation lab, technical expertise, and other xones across the globe.

Roadshows & Key Dates

19 April Applications open
20 April Christchurch Roadshow
26 April Wellington Roadshow
3 May Auckland Roadshow
12 May Applications close

More about our Accelerator

Advanced Access Lab

Our lab programme opens opportunities for businesses to collaborate with Vodafone on projects, and gain access to bleeding-edge lab equipment and development kits.

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Vodafone xone is supported by the following partners