We are a startup and innovation centre backing innovative ventures and startup founders targeting global success.
We are all about conquering distance and money to take Wellington startup companies global, enabling fast growth, innovative strategy to sidestep the natural pitfalls, confound the detractors and deliver new technology and businesses to the world.
Our Journey so Far
Established in 2003, the original proposition for the establishment of Creative HQ was based on sectors of competitive advantage for the Wellington region. Wellington's key and emerging strengths were seen to lie in creative and innovation-led businesses.
To be the driving force behind New Zealand's future business legends.
We incubate innovative and sophisticated Wellington enterprises that will grow to be the bedrock of a sustainably prosperous New Zealand economy.
Creative HQ is the best way to grow your high growth business:
- We recognize world-class-in-waiting companies with the right mix of potential for high growth, return on investment and probability of success
- We screen teams of startup founders for the right mix of personal skills, strengths and ambition
- We use a responsible engagement model, becoming 5% shareholders in all of our ventures
- We operate a fast track programme
- We deliver leading edge advice, systems and networks
- We help facilitate the funding needed to make expansion a reality
- Innovation - we believe in possibilities but we test for reality – we help you discover and test the potential of your dream and chart a pathway to realise your vision;
- Challenging, supporting and empowering – if you’re up for it, together we will lay a foundation of knowledge and skills and build the business through our collective wisdom;
- Collective expertise and experience – there’s a journey to be taken. We equip you for that journey and help carry the load on the steepest hills and guide you through crossroads and past hazards;
- Commitment to building wealth – this is not love camp. We are committed to your success and we’re staunch about keeping you on track; and
- Inspiration fuelling pride – we’re inspired and motivated by your success, creating Wellington and New Zealand business legends.
We recognise that entrepreneurs have important drivers.
- They are looking for the expertise and diversified experience needed to rapidly and sustainably build the overall value of their businesses – the right mix of shared passion, experienced thinking and (tough love) accountability
- They require best practice benchmarks to ensure they can compete at a global level
- They are looking for the networks that Creative HQ has and generates to tap expertise, contacts, knowledge and potentially investment
- They need a go-to-market strategy that far exceeds the business basics but still gives them autonomy to make their own decisions
- They want a structured and agile approach that will help them achieve success