Open Challenge Accelerator

The Open Challenge Accelerator is an 8 month programme designed to boost your business to the next level. Unique to New Zealand, our programme combines the international experience of our Impact Hub network with high quality local expertise to create a bespoke programme designed specifically for New Zealand impact enterprises.

Just 10 teams will be selected for the programme, which will deliver 8 months of capacity building workshops, mentoring and expert advice, peer-2-peer support and international connections to the selected teams.

Applications for the Open Challenge Accelerator are NOW OPEN. Please click here to submit your application.


Impact Hub is a network of over 100+ hubs in more than 50+ countries. Our accelerator programmes are considered to be some of the best in the world. Past participants of Impact Hub accelerator programmes attribute 40% of their success to their involvement in Impact Hub programmes. 65% of our members achieve double digit revenue growth in their first year.



Impact Hub is not just for business. We have a strong focus on DUAL PURPOSE business, so much so that 60% of our members worldwide put impact before profit. Impact Hub hold the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 to be of utmost importance.


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Designed for businesses who:

  • Have a clearly defined dual purpose
  • Are ready to trade or already in trade
  • Have a product or service that is (somewhat) scalable
  • Have the ambition to grow their impact and organization
  • Are based in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty region