HyperStart is an investment company that supports accelerator programs similar to YCombinator and TechStars. We work with accelerator programs that accept competitive entry for new on-line start-ups with a full-time, intensive engagement program. Hyperstart is run by WebFund, Wellington's online start-ups specialists.
In Wellington we work with Lighning Lab which opened for registration in September 2012. The Lightning Lab accelerator program is based on the TechStars model and features a 3-month-long intensive "bootcamp" to take ideas through validation, commercialisation and investment readiness. HyperStart is a founding investor of Lighning Lab and our principals are actively involved in mentoring teams going through the Lightning Lab program. In addition to Lighning Lab, HyperStart also runs an non-public acceleration program with no fixed intake. This program is by invititation only.