Rising Tide is a Start-Up Ecosystem Growth Fund that accelerates the number of innovative businesses in Dunedin by connecting great ideas to early stage funding, and creating better founders.
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We will get in touch with you via email after each stage of the application process.
We will select 10 candidates to pitch to our panel who will then select the successful applicants. We will notify those applicants by email a day after the pitch. Successful participants from this Pitch Night will be invited to present an extended pitch to the PetriDen consultants.
Selected participants will receive a 3 month sponsorship at Petridish.
No, we don't request business plans. We make decisions based on application forms and the pitches we hear.
We don't have any formalised procedures around privacy. Your application will only be used for the purpose of selecting start-ups and providing targeted support. Your information will not be shared publicly.
We don't recommend it. Pick your favourite idea and apply with one.
Yes, we accept solo founders.
We'll still help you, but instead of trying to build something launchable in four months, the goal becomes to build an impressive proof of concept to take to later stage investors to raise more capital.
It is a revolving panel consisting of some of Dunedin's most experienced Start Up advisors and mentors.
Please note that winners must be willing and able to work on their start-up (that’s what the Rising Tide Fund is for, so you have to dedicate your time to grow your business)!