Would you like your business to network better with funders, incubators, accelerators, multinationals and other businesses, both in NZ and overseas? Callaghan Innovation has launched Scale-Up New Zealand as a free online platform that will showcase NZ’s vibrant innovation ecosystem to the world.
What is Scale-Up NZ?
Created from a model that is hugely successful overseas, Scale-Up NZ will make it faster and easier for ambitious businesses to find and connect with the people, capital and other help they need to innovate and grow, here and offshore. It will also create opportunities for investors and multinationals to connect with innovative NZ businesses.
The platform will enable users to find the accurate information they need, when they need it, in multiple ways. Users can get the inside track by diving into verified details of the latest investments, deals and start-ups, and can navigate the ecosystem to explore new technology and business trends.
The data available on Scale-Up NZ can support market validation, help identify opportunities for collaboration and investment, and will help global audiences get to know the NZ innovation ecosystem.
For more in-depth analysis users can browse for specific information using the platform’s comprehensive search feature. They can also use advanced search options to filter companies by business model, funding stage, location, product stage and more. By having a detailed company profile on Scale-Up NZ your company will gain exposure to a local and global audience that is interested in connecting with innovative NZ companies.
Users can find key contacts for businesses they’re interested in and ask for facilitated introductions to key people – extending networks and helping create connections that matter. Introductions can relate to investment and collaboration opportunities, relevant industry events, and job seeking. Contact requests will be mediated by the Scale-Up NZ team to ensure their mutual value.
Similar networks overseas are growth engines for ambitious companies and national economies. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Scale-Up NZ will supercharge innovation and help build world-beating businesses and a better future for our children.