Lightning Lab Kiwi FinTech Accelerator


Auckland + Wellington, NZ

Date & Time

  • May 24th, 2019



Questions: hello@gan.co

Working to make life better for Kiwis

After the success of the inaugural programme in 2017 and its second cohort in 2018, the Kiwi FinTech Accelerator is set to return in 2019.

The three-month business growth programme is powered by New Zealand’s premier startup accelerator brand, Lightning Lab. This programme helps founders grow their companies on a global scale and bring the best new financial products and services to Kiwis and Kiwi businesses.

Apply for the Kiwi FinTech Accelerator here

The Kiwi FinTech Accelerator brings the top experts, regulators, corporates and innovators of the New Zealand financial system to one place to help you validate your business.

New Zealand was ranked 1st in the world for Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank’s 2018 Report. New Zealand is also ranked 1st in Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 as the least corrupt country in the world.

New Zealand is a great testing ground before launching into larger markets. Kiwis are made up of a broad demographic and are used to being early adopters of new solutions. Many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies test here first.

The Kiwi FinTech Accelerator has strong relationships with our sponsors, sector experts, and the Financial Markets Authority, as well as the wider Lightning Lab network which includes a high concentration of web-based and digital technology companies.