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Jul 1 - Dec 31 | Christchurch, New Zealand

Accelerating growth for globally focused startups.

About this Program

Xstart is a technology-focused founder incubator based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We provide ongoing, bespoke support to help ambitious businesses take their ideas global.

We build capability - At Xstart, we believe in helping businesses and founders grow their confidence and capabilities, so they can take on the world.

We do this by peeling back assumptions, providing ongoing strategic validation, developing and coaching talent, and offering surrogate governance.

Bespoke hands-on support - Far more than a shared workspace, Xstart is an open-ended programme for businesses with global aspirations, anchored by bespoke hands-on support from world-class experts.

We understand that every business has different needs and different challenges, so we get to know each business intimately, and tailor our support accordingly.

From sales and go-to-market strategy to support with product development, from investment readiness to organisational and cultural design, the level and type of support is carefully customised to ensure maximum impact for each participating business.

Supporting New Zealand and Canterbury - We’re proud that the work we do at Xstart has a significant impact on the business community in New Zealand and Canterbury.

As our companies grow and scale, they contribute to a thriving business ecosystem. Many Xstart businesses have successfully secured overseas investment and attracted international talent to the region, with significant benefits for the national and regional economy.

Our close affiliation with the University of Canterbury has resulted in employment opportunities for many students, several of whom have gone on to start businesses of their own.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to $0 per team
  • Takes up to 0.0% equity
  • Accepts 16 companies


Agriculture, Biotechnology, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services + 8 more