Starting a new venture takes money, and more often than not, it takes a lot of it. We, here at Startup Dunedin, realise that getting funded can make or break a startup. That is why our Startup Dunedin Board are committed to helping early stage companies find a pathway to funding by giving them access to investors. 


Startup Dunedin Grants

As part of our commitment to enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Dunedin, Startup Dunedin offers grants for activities that align with this goal. We believe that maximum benefit can be achieved when assistance is given to projects that encourage a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial activity in Dunedin. We are now accepting applications for grants from companies and organisations that are planning a project or event that will make an impact on Dunedin’s startup scene. 

Criteria for successful grants are detailed on the application form. If you have any questions please get in touch by emailing Emily Cooper at Emily is the board member responsible for Startup Dunedin’s outgoing funding. 

If you are looking into investing in startups, please contact us at


Investor Network

There are many angel investors, syndicates and venture capital firms around New Zealand looking to invest in the next bright idea. If you are looking for investment options beyond Dunedin, here are a few leads to get you going.