Welcome to the xone

Vodafone New Zealand's Innovation Hothouse

We're helping 10 exciting startups take their ideas to the world

Conversations with visionaries and dreamers

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By Team xone | 12 July 2016


By Team xone | 12 July 2016


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By Team xone | 15 June 2016

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By Team xone | 3 May 2016

We fund and support great Kiwi teams with innovative technology and global ambitions – so you can focus on connecting your idea with the world.


High-quality mentoring

You’ll get direct, fast and powerful mentoring from some of the greatest business leaders and tech innovators from New Zealand and the world.


Inspirational location

Your team will thrive in our $50 million purpose-built HQ in the heart of Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct. Basing your team here is preferred, but not a must for application.


Proven partners

We’ll support you through the programme, together with Callaghan Innovation, Smudge, and others.


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We’ll provide $25,000 of cash funding and access to our innovation lab, technical expertise and other xones across the globe.

The programme

The xone is a 6 month startup accelerator and innovation lab backed by Vodafone. The programme is designed for globally-focussed kiwi tech entrepreneurs, and valued at up to $150,000. This includes seed funding, office space, workshops, events, network access, and an international business development trip.

Call for applications

Applications for the 2016 programme CLOSED on 15 February 2016.

Applications for the 2017 programme will open in November 2016.



Join the xone and get access to advisors, mentors and supporters. We offer an amazing selection from here in New Zealand, and around the world.


Vodafone’s New Zealand xone is a purpose built and collaborative space. We’ve designed the xone to allow startups to work together here in New Zealand, while gaining access to Vodafone’s global innovation lab and technology.


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Join the xone and make the most of Vodafone’s innovation and support partners.

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