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VCs back Electrify Accelerator to boost women-led start ups

We are thrilled to be supporting the launch of the Electrify Accelerator by Ministry of Awesome.

Electrify Accelerator is a 12-week intensive programme for women entrepreneurs to turbo-charge their start-ups. Punakaiki Fund is well-positioned to help. Half our board are women, our investment team is led by Nadine Hill and half staffed by women, and many of our founder-CEOs are women.

And we’re looking for more. Do you know someone who could benefit from this wicked opportunity to be nurtured and coached by some of the best in the business? Mentoring will be given by some of the best in New Zealand VC, including Punakaiki Fund.

Register here

Jameela Jamal, from Electrify Accelerator says:

Globally, women only represent one in every five startup founders. Through Electrify Accelerator we can start to build a startup and innovation community that better represents the population of our country.

We know that – as a woman founder – a key challenge can often be accessing the right network of supporters, mentors, key influencers, and funders. That is why we’ve gathered the who’s who of New Zealand’s startup and innovation ecosystem together to connect you with this ultimate investor and mentor network. This is a network that can truly pathway your venture to the best opportunity for success.

If you are a woman founder with huge ambition and your venture is globally scalable, then you are EXACTLY who we are looking for and we can’t wait to meet you!

About the Accelerator 

Powered by Ministry of Awesome, the Electrify Accelerator programme aims to identify high calibre woman-led startup ventures and accelerate their journey from prototype to MVP and early-stage investment readiness.

This is NZ’s first ever whole ecosystem backed startup accelerator made for women founders and backed by Aotearoa’s leading investors, government, and startup enablers. 

Your VC Mentors are: Blackbird Ventures, GD1 (Global From Day One) Hillfarrance Venture Capital, Pacific Channel, Punakaiki Fund, Quidnet Ventures, and K1W1.

Foundation Partners: ChristchurchNZ, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and NZ Growth Capital Partners

Sponsor Partners: Amazon Web Services, MYOB.

See the launch on Breakfast TV