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The Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator is a three-month business growth programme powered by New Zealand’s premier startup accelerator brand, Lightning Lab. This programme is designed to help FinTech companies compete on a global scale.

Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator: Do you want to build the future of NZ's Financial Services?

Eight teams have been accepted, gaining access to NZ’s largest network of financial services experts and a high-quality pool of startup mentors. Teams will work directly with Kiwibank, Xero and other financial industry partners.

They’ll practice market validation and product development approaches used by companies like Google, IDEO, and Tesla. At the end of the three months, each team will have the opportunity to pitch for investment at Demo Day, in front of New Zealand's top angel investors and early stage venture funds.

What is an Accelerator Programme?

An accelerator is a full-time, in-residence, fast-paced and time constrained business-growth programme that helps entrepreneurs build successful businesses in a short timeframe. The ventures become fully immersed in the programme, relocating to out space in central Wellington from bootcamp through Demo Day.

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What do the Accelerator teams get?

$20,000 cash
$800,000 perks

Access to top minds in NZ

What do they give?


Equity in their company

Demo Day

What's Demo Day?

Demo Day is an investment pitch showcase for our eight Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator ventures. It's an evening to celebrate the founders, their journey and the flourishing New Zealand FinTech Ecosystem. 

When is Demo Day?

Demo Day will be May 19 2017 in Wellington! Doors will open at 4pm for 4.30pm sharp kickoff. 

Sounds great! How do I get a ticket?

Watch this space! Registration will be available from April 4th.

Loved it. Thrown in at the deep end, access to expertise, diverse range of knowledge.

Kareena Harris and Jenny Buckler, The Misprint Co