Let's build Wellington's zero carbon future
Connections / Workshops / Funding Support
Support to grow
The Zero Carbon Challenge supports early stage ideas, projects, or businesses that help to lower carbon emissions and are ready to grow!
Early stage projects
Get your ideas into action!
Are you working on a project or startup that is ready to go to the next level? We're here to support people to get their ideas off the ground with a burst of energy and support.
Help your startup grow!
Do you have a team, business, or opportunity you are already building that could use more support, profile, and funding? We're ready to connect you to mentors and resources to help you grow.
Meet the 2019 Teams
Meet the six teams participating in workshops, mentoring, and events to help grow their business and prepare for a PledgeMe crowdfunding campaign in August 2019.
CONNECTIONS & COMMUNITY
Find your people
Meet mentors and experts, and join a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who are all working towards Wellington Zero Carbon Future.
Build your skills
Upskill yourself and your team in a workshop series designed to help you clarify your purpose, tell your story, and mobilise your crowd to fund your idea.
CROWDFUNDING & MATCH FUNDING
Matched funding for your crowdfunding!
Receive a $1000 stipend and engage your crowd with a PledgeMe campaign to access $50k+ of potential match funding from the Zero Carbon Partnership Fund.
Keen to stay in the loop?
Join our mailing list for updates on the challenge and invitations to upcoming events.
Applications open: 22 April 2019
Launch event: 8 May 2019
Applications close: 19 May 2019 (midnight)
Applicants notified: 24 May 2019
Kickoff Hui: Sunday 9 June, 11 am - 4 pm
Workshop 1: Thursday 13 June, 6-8 pm
Workshop 2: Thursday 20 June, 6-8 pm
Workshop 3: Thursday 27 June, 6-8 pm
Workshop 4: Thursday 4 July, 6-8 pm
Workshop 5: Thursday 11 July, 6-8 pm
Dragon's Nest Pitch Night: Thursday 18 July, 6-8 pm
Workshop 6 / Working bee: Sunday 21 July, 11-4 pm
Finale event & PledgeMe launches: 1 August 2019, 6-9 pm
PledgeMe campaigns close: mid-September
These organisations are contributing to the Wellington Zero Carbon Partnership Fund.
Blog & Updates
Read the latest updates from the Zero Carbon Challenge.