• Climathon Wellington

    Limited free passes now live.

  • Create & Test Solutions In 24 Hours

    If you have an idea to reduce carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change in Wellington, or want to use your skills on projects that can, get your pass to 2018's Climathon Wellington.

    Climathon is a global 24 hour challenge where you will be supported by expert design thinking and startup coaches, business leaders and academics to create and test solutions to reduce carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change in Wellington!

  • Wellingtons Great Challenges of 2018.

    Create solutions to...


    Trash to Cash

    What waste can become a resource? Let's turn Wellingtons trash into CA$H.



    What does Wellington need to create a sustainable food network?


    Air Transport Emisions

    How can we reduce air transport emissions?

  • Limited Free Passes Now Live!

    With the past two years reaching full capacity, get in quick.

  • Corporate Teams Available

    Send your brightest to Climathon Wellington.

  • How Climathon Works


    Learn about the challenges

    On Wednesday the 18th of October there is an exclusive workshop for 30 participants to learn about the challenges from the people that have the knowledge at the Royal Society Of New Zealand.


    Propose solutions & form teams

    Friday night (27th October) is focused on exploring the city's challenges, developing possible solutions, and pitching your ideas to form teams.


    Run experiments to test your ideas

    On Saturday, explore these solutions further using lean methodologies, develop and test hypothesis, and discuss your solution with business professionals and challenge experts


    Present progress and win support

    On Saturday evening, teams present their solutions to a judging panel, who will determine which ideas are most appropriate for each of the available support packages.

  • Business started at Climathon Wellington

    Here are just a few of the businesses that have come out fo Climathon Wellington and continued.

    Nude Grocer

    Groceries without the bad wrap.

    We like groceries. A lot. We'd even go so far as to say we're wrapped about them. We’re not so wrapped about the plastic they come in. Which is why we've gone ahead and created Nude Grocer! Groceries without the bad wrap.


    Th difference you can make today

    Collaborate is a mobile app that connects people to volunteer opportunities that match their skills and interests. Collaborate makes volunteering fast, fun and addictive.


    Minimising waste the Economate way.

    Using waste for something better than landfill just takes a bit of creativity. Economate takes waste from building sites and provides raw materials to students through their network of schools which turn that into design, furniture and useful projects.

    Refill NZ

    Refill and save our oceans.

    We are reducing plastic water bottle pollution in NZ by having thousands of cafes around Aotearoa allow people to refill their water bottles for free!


    Information and interesting news form Wellingtons Climathon.

  • The National Library

    Is the venue for this years Climathon Wellington

    A beautiful space with perfect facilities for creating and testing ideas.

  • How will you benefit from Climathon?

    1. Help solve Wellingtons biggest challenges, and make your city more resilient to climate change.
    2. Network with local leaders from academia, business and public sector.
    3. Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new startup tools and methodologies.
    4. Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators.
    5. Become a part of a global community working together to create a sustainable future!

  • Connect #ClimathonNZ

    Keep up to date with news from all NZ Climathon events on facebook and twitter

  • Co-Hosts

    Since 2015 Wellington City Council and Victoria University of Wellington

    have joined forces to bring you the Wellington Climathon.


    Victoria University of Wellington

    Wellington City Council

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