Xstart is a Christchurch Incubator focused on growing kiwi businesses into global players. We focus on supporting founders of technology startups with high growth potential.
There are two key pathways we support
Preparing for early stage investment to enable global growth opportunities
Kickstarting sales growth for established businesses with stable sales
We don't take equity in return for our services, but we do expect Xstart companies to be driven and motivated to take your business to the next level.
Xstart is a partnership between the University of Canterbury (UC) and ChristchurchNZ (CNZ) supported with funding from Callaghan Innovation. This partnership enables Xstart businesses to leverage a range of capabilities from both the tertiary and business sectors.
Xstart businesses have access to
Hot-desking space at two locations, UC at Ilam and the GreenHouse in the Innovation Precinct
A vast network of potential supporters and investors from CNZ's business network to UC's alumni base
Student interns from UC to assist with your business
UC research, facilities, expertise, staff and resources