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best connected founder community.


ThincLab Connections

ThincLab Canterbury is a founder-led Incubator that supports ambitious founders to validate, build and scale business ideas and to commercialise new knowledge and create extraordinary economic value for our region.

ThincLab strives to be a powerful connector both within the University of Canterbury community and between research, education and business in the city of Christchurch and the surrounding region. ThincLab, in particular, provides a focus point for cultivating new technology-based ventures and developing business capability across the four Supernode themes.

With direct access to university researchers and post-graduate talent, active links to global capital and markets through our partner network and a modern, fully equipped office and meeting space - ThincLab offers an exciting growth environment for your business.


Our Mentor Team

You will be coached and challenged by experienced mentors who are themselves founders and business leaders. Our awesome mentor team have either worked at senior roles in global high tech companies or else have founded, built and successfully exited ventures of their own.


Canterbury based startups and growth stage companies are welcome to apply for selection.


Our Growth programme is for founders and companies with a product or service in market, operating as a full-time venture with high levels of ambition and intention to scale their offering and expand into new global markets. 

Companies will work with dedicated ThincLab advisors for a longer-term six to twelve month incubation period with access to industry experts and complementary support organisations.


Applications for our next cohort are now open.

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What Does It Cost?

There are NO fees or equity involved. You will become part of a supportive and active founder community that celebrates success and pays it forward.


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