An overdue Lean meetup - Lightning Lab, Startup Weekend and more

Startup Christchurch
Startup Christchurch
Public group

EPIC Innovation Center

78-100 Manchester St · Christchurch

How to find us

In the central BNZ lounge

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With all the activity in the Christchurch startup space we are long overdue for a meetup. Startup Weekend Christchurch ( happened 3 weeks ago, and Lightning Lab Christchurch ( applications close soon with the programme due to kick off in August.

Come along to hear about what happened at Startup Weekend (, learn about the Lightning Lab ( accelerator programme coming to Christchurch and meet some new people.

Startup Weekend ( is 54 hours full of energy, experiences and startups, with lots of 'lean' techniques involved. Over 40 initial pitches were narrowed to 13 ideas that got developed over the course of the weekend, with some impressive results at the end.

Lightning Lab (, New Zealand’s premier business accelerator, is coming to Christchurch for the first time with an intensive programme of mentoring, speakers and support. Designed to accelerate high growth technology startups, Lightning Lab provides up to $18,000 funding to allow you to focus full time on your startup.

If you were at Startup Weekend Christchurch (, come along to share your experiences, perhaps pitch your latest idea and get feedback, and recruit new team members if not everyone is onboard after the weekend.

If you are applying to Lightning Lab (, come along and get a chance to hear more about the programme and meet potential team members and get some help with the application process.

As always, it's a relaxed environment to bring and share ideas (perhaps on a Lean Canvas) with liked minded people. Please RSVP through meetup so we know how much food and drink to get.

Look forward to seeing you.