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The Startup Accelerator

Supporting and funding Kiwi startups with innovative tech and global ambitions

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

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Toby Littin from Parkable – Changing the way people park by enabling cars to connect with real estate in real time.

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.

Introducing the xone Class of 2018

Meet the 9 kiwi startup companies joining the 2018 xone programme
2018 xone Cohort

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