Startup Accelerator Program
Join us in unleashing your entrepreneurial potential - start your journey with our 6 weeks startup accelerator for high school entrepreneurs!
Jul 1, 23 - Aug 13, 23
Closing May 23, 23
Eligibility to Join
You can apply as a solo founder or with a team. You can also apply with or without an idea (see FAQ or more)
Icehouse Venture is a New Zealand-based startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund that aims to help entrepreneurs and startups turn their ideas into successful businesses.
The company provides mentorship, investment, and networking opportunities to startups in various industries, including technology, healthcare, and consumer goods. IceHouse Venture was founded in 2001 and has since helped launch and grow over 200 companies, with a particular focus on supporting innovative and disruptive startups.
Week 1 - 2
Ideate on startup ideas with the potential for massive scale with key focus areas in: FinTech, B2B software, Consumer Technology, BioTech/MedTech, Crypto/Web3 and Generative AI.
You will address key questions for your startup idea such as market size, customer segment, business model, go to market strategy, technical feasibility.
If you apply as a solo founder you will be matched with 1-3 other students as co-founders.
Week 3 - 4
Using lean methodology, you will spend the next 2 weeks building your minimal viable product (MVP).
The goal will be to build an MVP as fast as possible in preparation to validate your startup assumptions next week.
VALIDATE AND TEST
Week 5 - 6
You will go to market with your MVP and test with potential customers.
The goal will be to get one paying customer and/or letter of intent.
In the final week you will pitch to a panel of angel investors, venture capitalists and other founders for the final
You will build your startup pitch deck and prepare to talk about your discovery journey.