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!
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.
2019 Challenge Teams
Our 2019 Challenge saw the start of some amazing teams, and their journeys continue on. Read the 2019 Zero Carbon Challenge report here, and find out more about the teams below.
Keen to stay in the loop?
Join our mailing list for updates on the challenge and invitations to upcoming events.
Find your people
Meet mentors and experts, and join a community of entrepreneurs and innovators who are all working towards Wellington's 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.
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.
Wellington City Council is the founding partner of the Zero Carbon Partnership and the Zero Carbon Challenge. It is their support that makes the whole programme possible. They are committing $45,000 in match funding.
These organisations are contributing to the Wellington Zero Carbon Partnership Fund.