Welcome to GreenHouse – a collaborative business hub in the heart of Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct.

We are dedicated to connecting individuals and groups at all stages in their entrepreneurial journey.

We’re a landing pad and collaborative space for entrepreneurial success.

We partner with individuals, organisations and institutions across the region to grow people and businesses.

We’re a major player in the local startup ecosystem.

With a focus on innovation and high growth opportunities, we’re here to help and connect with you and your business.

If you’re an ICT or tech startup, social or impact enterprise, or an individual 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.



Including Business models, pitching skills, branding


Including goal setting, measuring, tracking

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Discount services from GreenHouse partners


Regular events and informal get-togethers


Expert guidance from experienced professionals


Interns and other on-the-ground assistance


Alignment with local, national and international tools


Including desk and meeting spaces, printing, video conferencing


GreenHouse has grown into its ambition of being a Christchurch city asset, bringing the innovation system to life, after being founded in 2015 by ChristchurchNZ and MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment).

From running the first Lightning Lab accelerator programme in Christchurch in mid-2015, to our current incubator programme Lab6 in partnership with UCE, we’ve supported over 110 individuals (22 teams) to grow and find success through a range of programmes and events.

Past and present sponsors and partners include Microsoft, Spark, Enable, Novo, Juniper, Duncan Cotterill, Deloitte, University of Canterbury, ARA, Powerhouse Ventures and Canterbury Angels Network, Ministry of Awesome, EPIC, Biz Dojo and CECC, Callaghan and NZTE.

“In order to change the world,
you have to get your head together first.”

Jimi Hendrix

How we work

Greenhouse is an Entrepreneurial Landing Pad. We provide space and opportunities for local, national and international entrepreneurs to work, connect and navigate the local ecosystem and the wider world.

Greenhouse works one-on-one with our resident startups to nurture individual capabilities and grow business opportunities for future success.

We host meetups and speaker events, run unique seminars and workshops, provide partnership to delivery growth programmes, along with other larger-scale initiatives.

We provide these opportunities to encourage the growth our diverse group of early stage startups in a way that best suits their projects and needs.

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We’re after people with early-stage ideas and initiatives in the ICT and digital space.

You’ll want to grow beyond the everyday, the garden-variety, the ‘also-ran’. You’ll be passionate about what you do and where you want to be. You’ll likely be pre-revenue and may not have even registered your business as a company yet.

Most importantly, you’ll be willing to take on feedback and be excited about the opportunity to be challenged and pushed to grow your ideas into a successful commercial enterprise.


If you’d like to be part of GreenHouse please complete the form below to register your interest. We’ll be back in touch promptly with all the details you require.


Established businesses.
It’s time to talk growth potential.

GreenHouse can help your business connect, commit and grow in two significant ways.


First, we’d like to hear from existing Christchurch companies who are enthusiastic about helping entrepreneurs grow their business. To be eligible for a supporter space in GreenHouse you must:

  • Provide products or services relevant to our members, and be prepared to offer these services at
    discounted rates;
  • Have your own offices outside GreenHouse; and
  • Be willing to share your knowledge and experiences at our events.


Second, we have private office space available for skunkworks research and development teams from existing ICT and digital businesses. Our central location and focused community provides the perfect opportunity for such teams to gain everyday inspiration and increased momentum.

To register your interest, complete the form below.

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