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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.

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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
The programme is run over two separate eight-week rounds, with the option to complete both rounds or just one. Sprint Global can also 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 week  in Silicon Valley during  October 2019, including attending the TechCrunch Disrupt conference.

Are you Ready?

Apply 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 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

Julie Fowler

Partner at Simmonds Stewart

Greg Murphy

Founder of Unleashed Software

Peter Dickinson

Investor, Advisor and Director

Edwin Lim

Partner at Hudson Gavin Martin

Ross Tweedie

Director and Shareholder of Pita Pit, Owner of Ratio

Andrew Moorby

Executive Director at EY

Louis Gordon-Latty

Founder of GloryLeague

Chip Dawson

Executive Board Member at NZ US Council

Sarah Perry

Co-Founder and Chair of SnapComms

Ralf Wittgen

Associate and Mentor at Flying Kiwi Angels

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 

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

Want to chat? Get in touch with our team.