The Pick is Te Tai Tokerau’s Business Accelerator & Challenge Competition

The Pick will be back in 2020!

Register your interest for next year by emailing with the subject line “sustainability accelerator”.

The winners for 2019 include:

  • My Goodness! (Wellkit Foods)
  • Grinning Gecko
  • Olive & Ash
  • Australasia Moulding
  • Absolute Stainless
  • with special mention: Matakohe Architecture & Urbanism

Check out Past Picks and how Northland Inc supports entrepreneurship.

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What’s an Accelerator?

Accelerators are programmes run all over the world to strengthen and advance startup businesses.

Though each accelerator is different, they share common attributes:

  • one key objective: to enable leaders to speed up the progress of an early stage business
  • they provide space for founders to set aside the whirlwind of life and focus on their business
  • they can help you focus on best-practice business basics, while exposing you to new ideas, mentors and opportunities

Past Picks

What was The Pick:19?

  • 12 weekly workshops with thought leaders – useful & inspiring! Attended in person or online
  • two to four hours a week to focus on your business (or business idea)
  • workshops every Wednesday from 9:15-11:30
  • practical resources for best-practice in your business basics
  • collaboration, mentorship, experience and virtual team
  • flexibility – accessing the course-work from anywhere in Northland
  • an innovative business accelerator with you at its heart

….and participants gave it heaps, met their deadlines and did their best!

The Pick is brought to you by Northland Inc, The Orchard and our friends and partners: Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise,, the Regional Business Partner Network, Northland Regional Council, Kaipara District Council, Whangarei District Council, Far North District Council, Massey’s ecentre and Creative HQ.