Startups looking for their next stage of development don't have to go it alone! Business incubators and accelerators are an invaluable resource to Startups. Incubators help new companies get established by providing support such as mentoring, management training and office space. Accelerators are fixed-term programs that focus on speeding up growth for companies who are relatively established. This can include seed investment, connections, mentorship, educational components, and generally build up to a public pitch or demo day.
Learn more about the definitions and benefits of each, how to get involved in Aotearoa and the best way to approach these organisations. The Q&A session following is a rare opportunity to ask the experts your burning questions.
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Imche is passionate about supporting New Zealand’s deep technology industries. She works with science and tech start-ups as the General Manager of LevelTwo and is an advocate for investing for the long term in companies that solve global problems. She is also the CEO of Chiasma, an organisation which teaches soft skills and commercial know-how to hard science tertiary students. Though she is supporter of all facets of deep technology, she has a background and particular interest in biotechnology ventures. She sits on a number of investment committees and is a mentor to several young entrepreneurs.