Lightning Lab is teaming up with Microsoft Ventures to provide New Zealand entrepreneurs with mentorship, support and access to top technical and business talent.
“It’s great to have this significant partnership with an organisation like Microsoft Ventures, alongside other great programmes like 500 Startups and SeedCamp,” Lightning Lab director Dan Khan says. “We have been working hard to build on the success from Lightning Lab 2013. While the hard work is still ahead, this partnership is extremely encouraging for the startups in the programme and for the investors who have put their money back into Lightning Lab.”
Lightning Lab 2014 will start on March 3, with team selections to be announced next week. Among other things, startups will have access to free tablets and smartphones through the Microsoft BizSpark programme. ThiagoAlmeida, technical evangelist at Microsoft New Zealand, leads the mentoring involvement in Lightning Lab from Microsoft Ventures.
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