The Accelerator programme

The potential for startup success soars with a diverse founding team. Shockingly, only 21% of high-growth startups in Aotearoa New Zealand have a woman on the founding team. Electrify Accelerator, Ministry of Awesome’s dynamic capability-building programme is designed to bridge this gap and grow the nation's economy.

What sets Electrify Accelerator apart

This 12-week, near full-time, no-nonsense programme is laser-focused on INVESTMENT READINESS. To be investment ready, companies need significant TRACTION, and to achieve traction, founders immerse themselves in CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT.


Tailored for success, fun included

Effective and fun – the dual pillars of a successful programme. Electrify Accelerator takes a bespoke approach to each founder’s and company’s situation. Whether a founder juggles children, caregiver responsibilities, or is a community leader, this programme adapts. 


Our commitment to you

No matter who you are, our Ministry of Awesome programme supporters are here to help your company move quicker, scale faster, and achieve more than you thought possible.


Key dates:

  • Applications close - 14 Feb, 2024
  • Video interviews - 26, 27 Feb, 2024
  • 12 week programme begins - 26 Mar, 2024

Check out the showcase pitches from last year!

If you’re a high-growth startup founder and you’re ready to commit to a rewarding 12-week accelerator, click the button below.