What Can You Win?

Top 5 Finalists Receive -

  • Up to 3 mentor "rock-stars" to help you build your business

  • One finance guru compliments of Morrison Creed

  • 10 weeks of intense one on one mentoring through The Factory, including -

    • Profiling night through Collective Intelligence

Innovate 2019 Winner Receives -

  • $5,000 cash

  • 2 year entry into CQ - Collective Intelligence*

  • Entry into The Factory’s Accelerator

  • Space at The Factory (for up to 6 months)

  • The potential to pitch to MIG (Manawatu Investment Group)

  • Other awards on the night, an Innovate tradition!

* - Collective Intelligence prize will be determined by Collective Intelligence.

















The process

It's simple, really.  We've highlighted the details above or keep reading!

Step 1 - Enter

If you have an idea or have been working on an idea, Innovate is for you.  All you have to do is take 30 seconds and enter your idea here.

Step 2 - Stage Two

Once we receive your entry, you will be invited to Stage Two, which consists of over 20 questions, which will help us understand your idea/product better.  You'll will fill out as much as you can and then submit your Stage Two form back to us.

Step 3 - Top 20 Selection

The 'Top 20' entries will be selected and invited to pitch practice.

Step 4 - Pitch to Mentors

On the 26th and 27th of August, The 'Top 20' will have 2 minutes to pitch their idea to our mentors and select a pool of mentors they would like to work with.

Step 5 - Top Five Selection

After the 'Top 20' pitch to our mentor pool, the mentors will pick five to continue into the finals.

Step 6 - 10 Week Mentorship

Over the course of 10 weeks  the 'Top 5' will work hand in hand with their mentor pool, building their business model.

Step 7 - Catch-up With Judges

In week five, the 'Top 5' will have an opportunity to sit down with the judges and discuss their idea and fill in the judges with any relevant information.

Step 8 - Final Pitch

On the 21st of November, the 'Top 5' will have 5 minutes to convince the judges why they should win!  There's a cash prize on the line plus a whole heap of help from The Factory!  Plus, if your idea is good enough, you'll have a once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch to the MIG Angels, Manawatu's angel group community.