The Meteoroid Program has been designed to enable New Zealand startup and early stage ICT businesses accelerate their entry into Silicon Valley.
Accessing relevant business development and investor networks in Silicon Valley is a key component of the Program. That is why this New Zealand managed program will be run out of the Plug and Play Tech Center, Silicon Valley’s largest business incubator.
The Meteoroid Program is powered by Wharf42. A co-founder of WNT Ventures, the Callaghan Innovation accredited New Zealand tech-focused incubator, Wharf42 is leveraging its on-shore and offshore mentoring and investment resources to deliver this Program.
Our Silicon Valley team is made up of a group of experienced entrepreneurs and sophisticated investors. This team is dedicated to supporting the Program by facilitating access to the Valley’s extensive eco-system of angel investor networks, venture capitalists, tech and corporate partners.
In New Zealand, we are working with a number of service partners whose experience of Silicon Valley and the North American market will help prepare the startup and early stage businesses accepted into the Meteoroid Program for market entry.
This is a critical. Understanding the key challenges facing New Zealand businesses entering the US market will addressed by the Program prior to departure. Our service partners provide the experience, the skills and the knowledge to assist address these challenges.