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Rising Tide Startup Pitch Night (Petridish)

  • Petridish 8 Stafford St Dunedin New Zealand (map)

Petridish warmly invites you participate in our quarterly 'RISING TIDE - A Start Up Growth Fund' scheme! RSVP HERE

Do you have an idea for a great Startup? Do you need help to transform your idea into reality?

Rising Tide is a new initiative for 2019, run by Petridish, to promote and support local Start Ups. Rising Tide is a growth fund that accelerates the number of innovative businesses in Dunedin by connecting great ideas to early stage funding, and creating better founders.

We are fortunate to have partnered with SODA, and be able to tap into their already highly successful accelerator programmes. Together we can extend our reach beyond our Region, and have access to a perfectly matched mentor for your business.

We invite you to submit proposals for the opportunity to pitch to our 'PetriDen' - consisting of some of Dunedin's most experienced Start Up advisors and mentors.

Briefly present your idea / business concept to be in with a chance to:

- be invited to the Lift Programme - a SODA Accelerator Package worth $20k.

- receive one of 5 sponsorship packages at Petridish, including 3 months+ free co-working space worth over $9k

- be granted a CASH prize from RISING TIDE of $1k, $2k or $5k, to give your Start Up a boost!

If you would like to participate with your idea, please fill in an online form:, by 16th June. Spaces are limited, and if you are accepted you will be given a time slot for 20th June.

Rising Tide is run quarterly in March, June, September and December. There are 3 events per quarter:

#1: Pitch Night (this event)

#2: Successful participants from the Pitch Night will be invited to present an extended pitch to the Petriden consultants, Wednesday 25th June at 6pm. This will also be a closed event for invitees only.

#3: Petridish / Rising Tide will announce the grant and sponsorship recipients who will then be in the running for the LIFT Programme. This will be open to the public and held on Thursday 27th June at 6pm.