What will Rewa cover?

  • Identifying your team’s skills and knowledge gaps, and building a roadmap to achieve product-market fit and impact pathways.
  • Forming a strong team in a driven but friendly atmosphere that provides accountability.
  • Understanding what compelling customer validation looks like, how to test for it, and how to communicate value to the market.
  • Building direct connections with both NZ and Australian commercial mentors, export market awareness, and investment opportunities.
  • Understanding the best ways to finance your project, or where to take it next.
  • Exploring and identifying potential translation pathways. Including progressing NZ SME engagement and global licensing opportunities.
  • By the end of the programme each team will be supported to build a robust and rigorous application for KiwiNet phase II funding.

Programme Outline

31 March - 3 April 2020

Immersion Week

Immersion week to kick-start the programme in Auckland

Week of 13 April 2020

1:1 virtual coaching session

Week of 27 April 2020

1:1 virtual coaching session

11 & 12 May 2020

Mid-point workshop

2-day residential team building experience for all teams in Wanaka.

Week of 25 May 2020

1:1 virtual coaching session

Week of 1 June 2020

1:1 virtual coaching session

9 & 10 June 2020

Final Week

2-day residential experience for all teams to reflect on customer evidence gathered and present project analysis and next steps. Includes KiwiNet Phase II funding pitch if completing.

16 June 2020

International pitch event

Qualifying teams travel to Sydney for an AU investors pitch event

Apply now

There are just five places available! Applications close 7th February.

Application Form