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Climathon Wellington is Back!

Join a global movement of people solving the most complex local challenges.

· Wellington Climathon

Wellington City Council and Victoria University of Wellington are hosting Climathon Wellington for the third time this October 27th and 28th! 

If you have an idea to reduce carbon emissions, build resilience to climate change in Wellington, or want to learn more and use your skills on projects that can, register for Climathon.

The three key challenges this year are;

  1. What new ways can we engage key communities in conversations about potential future challenges?

  2. When will infrastructure break and what are the obvious solutions?

  3. How can we improve waste and transport in Wellington?

With the addition of a Challenges Workshop, on the 18th of October, those who register for Climathon will have a chance to get latest information from leading researchers, scientist and knowledge holders in a workshop style session. This workshop is a small and exclusive workshop for corporate participants and those that register for Climathon early.

Climathon is a fast paced global 24 hour challenge being completely in over 240 cities around the world simultaneously. You will be part of a small and talented group taking an educated approach to creating and testing solutions to reduce carbon emissions, build climate resilience in Wellington and make the most of the opportunity that the green growth economy presents (valued at NZ$6 trillion in 2009).

How will you benefit from Climathon?

  • Network with local leaders from academia, business and the public sector

  • Have access to expert design thinking and startup coaches to help you get the most out of the 24 hours

  • Develop your skills in public speaking, innovative thinking, prioritisation, and explore new tools and methodologies

  • Join forces with other like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators

  • Prizes that support new ideas to take the next step, such as;

    • $6000 research funding

    • A place in the Victoria Uni Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (valued at over $7,500)

    • Support to apply for $5000 of Deep South Challenge Funding

    • Workshops with professional business advisors to progress the idea.

This challenge is perfect for people from all sectors who enjoy creating solutions to complex challenges that have potential for huge positive impacts here in Wellington and offshore. Come as an individual, with friend or bring a team form work.


Our goal is to support you to make this city of ours even better. You will be fed, there will be massage therapists on site and even a yoga session to keep your brain in peak flow (and yes you get to go home at night). 

Inspired? Motivated? Curious?  Register now.

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