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Take your startup to the world.

If your business has global potential and you’re ready to acquire customers in New Zealand or overseas, Sprint Global is perfect for you.

It’s a flexible, accelerator-style programme focused squarely on generating revenue through customer acquisition. So you can grow global, faster.

Applications for 2019 have now closed.

Programme Highlights:

Sprint Global takes startups with a validated business model and working product, and accelerates their customer acquisition and global expansion by providing access to mentors, sector experts, investors and other resources.  


Flexibility to Suit Your Needs
Sprint Global begins with a 12 week jump start programme designed specifically to get your momentum going, and is followed by 6 months of ongoing support. Sprint Global can largely be completed remotely, providing a flexible solution to those based outside of Auckland.

International Market Immersion
Participants of Sprint Global are also given the opportunity to take part in an in-market immersion trips to Hong Kong and San Francisco.

Are you Ready?

Enquire now for the Sprint Global Programme if you are ready to:

  • Secure your first customers

  • Get investment ready

  • Grow your startup

  • Showcase New Zealand-born innovation to the world

Selection Criteria:

You must be a NZ registered company and have a functional prototype that is ready to engage with the market.  We prefer applications from early stage technology enabled businesses in B2B or B2B2C markets that have global growth potential. Further information about the Sprint Global Selection Criteria can be found on our FAQ page.

Meet the 2019 Mentors

Chris Pescott

CEO at Perceptive

Nicole Buisson

Small Business Director at Xero

Alexei Dunayev

Co-founder of TranscribeMe

Khalid Naseem

CE at Australasian Audio Engineering (NZ)

Debra Hall

Director, Mentor, Adviser and Angel Investor.

Ralf Muller

Chairman at Stretchsense

Andrew Moorby

Executive Director at EY

Ray Duncan

Founder and CEO of MarkIT Access Limited

Peter Dickinson

Investor, Advisor and Director

Edwin Lim

Partner at Hudson Gavin Martin

Sarah Perry

Co-Founder and Chair of SnapComms

Ross Tweedie

Director and Shareholder of Pita Pit, Owner of Ratio

Louis Gordon-Latty

Founder of GloryLeague

Chip Dawson

Executive Board Member at NZ US Council

Ralf Wittgen

Associate and Mentor at Flying Kiwi Angels

Matthias Andermatt

Managing Director at GamAsian

Chris Leonard

CEO at SnapComms


Meet the Programme Advisory Panel

Paul Norrie

Business Innovation Advisor at Callaghan Innovation

Jane Finlayson

Head of Business at ATEED

Ralph Shale

Director at I Grow New Zealand

Dr David Wilson

CEO at Northland Inc and Chair of Economic Development NZ

Dan Khan

CO-Founder and CEO of ZeroPoint Ventures

Chris Pescott

CEO of Perceptive

Jackie Young

CEO of ecentre

Peter Dickinson

Investor, Advisor and Director

Gavin Clark

Dean of Enterprise, Massey University


The Sprint Global programme is offered by ecentre with support from our partners: 

Foundation Partners

Contributing Partners

Want to chat? Get in touch with our team.