The Validator is NZ's first pre-accelerator program. We help first time entrepreneurs get accelerator ready.

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oUr 5 week digital program helps founders to up-skill and form well validated early stage startups, so they can focus on the right things when it's time to grow.


Why We Exist

Program Details

Our mission is to help turn kiwis into great founders and ideas into viable businesses.

We fill the gap between idea and accelerator for founders with ambitions to create high growth startups.

Our pre-accelerator program is designed to get teams to a stage where they can focus on product, growth and funding during their time in an accelerator program, and have the capabilities to make the best decisions for their company.

Our five week digital program is built with the following objectives:

1) Provide tools & knowledge so participants understand the fundamental concepts behind building a high growth startup.

2) Help teams to achieve problem solution fit,with a focus on having a validated target market & problem

3) Instil the entrepreneurial mindset to build resilience, leadership & learning capabilities. 



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WORKING ON A FINTECH related idea?

Applications are now open for the Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator, a three-month business growth program powered by New Zealand's premier startup accelerator brand, Lightning Lab. This program is designed to help fintech companies compete on a global scale.

If you apply by 01 November 2016, you'll have a chance to enter our five week Pre-Accelerator
FREE of charge.

We're working with Lightning Lab to help teams form well validated idea before entering the Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator.

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