A connected community

We are happy to partner with organisations or events to continue to keep Christchurch city connected and to support New Zealand's entrepreneurial community.


Lab5 is a one-week programme exploring entrepreneurial and technological solutions to global challenges including social, environmental, cultural issues. This immersive experience gives participants a sense of what it takes to be an entrepreneur, providing a space to brainstorm, test, fail, collaborate and communicate ideas.

The lab experience will include a full day design challenge exploring global issues followed by a series of validation, prototyping, building relationships, mentor day, field trips and pitching. This takes place in the Innovation Precinct. A public programme will be included to provide multiple platforms to connect the participants with the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem in the city.

This programme runs internally with our Ideators as well as in the community with education providers, local community and more. Get in touch if you'd like to bring Lab5 to your community!