About


Welcome to GreenHouse – your business and innovation hub in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct. We connect entrepreneurs and businesses and partner with organisations across the region to grow confidence in Otautahi Christchurch.

We focus on innovation and high growth businesses. We are here to help, make connections and provide support to realise your business potential. If you’re a start up enterprise with high growth potential and leveraging technology as a platform for your growth, or an entrepreneur navigating your way through the crazy maze of starting and growing a business, we’re here to make you think big and help you grow.

Services


service-education-iconEDUCATION

Including Business models, pitching skills, branding

service-accountability-iconACCOUNTABILITY

Including goal setting, measuring, tracking

service-partner-support-iconPARTNER SUPPORT

Discount services from GreenHouse partners

service-networking-iconNETWORKING

Regular events and informal get-togethers

service-mentoring-iconMENTORING

Expert guidance from experienced professionals

service-accountability-iconSUPPORT

Interns and other on-the-ground assistance

service-partner-support-iconRESOURCES

Alignment with local, national and international tools

service-networking-iconOFFICE

Including desk and meeting spaces, printing, video conferencing

History


GreenHouse is backed by Government and is here to bring the Christchurch innovation system to life. We are operated by ChristchurchNZ in partnership with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

So far we’ve helped over 100 individuals (22 teams) grow and succeed by providing business support, mentoring and networks through our range of programmes, services and events.

We ran Christchurch’s first ever Lightning Lab Accelerator Programme in 2015, and we currently have incubator programmes running in partnership with key Canterbury tertiaries.

GreenHouse has sponsors and partners to help deliver our business support services, including Microsoft, Spark, Enable, Novo, Juniper, Duncan Cotterill, Deloitte, University of Canterbury, ARA Institute of Canterbury, Canterbury Angels Network, Ministry of Awesome, EPIC, Biz Dojo, The Chamber, Callaghan Innovation and NZ Trade and Enterprise.

Who we are


GreenHouse is home to a diverse group of dedicated individuals, early stage startups, and growing small businesses that are in stages ranging from pre-launch, to well established teams on a path to going global.

We provide space and opportunities for local, national and international entrepreneurs to work, connect and navigate the local ecosystem.

We host meetups and speaker events, run seminars and workshops, provide access to detailed growth programmes and we work one-on-one with our resident start-ups to help prepare for future success.

Our small, but perfectly formed, onsite team works closely with the Innovation and Business Growth team at ChristchurchNZ, and our many affiliated sponsors and partners.

GreenHouse is located in a stunningly restored heritage building in Christchurch, in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct.

Meet our teams


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We’re always on the lookout for new people to join the GreenHouse community; whether you’re an early-stage start-up, a business looking to offer mentoring and support or an individual with big ideas willing to challenge the status quo, we’d love to hear from you.

Please fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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