TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Spark is looking for game changing 5G ideas under the Next Gen Health Category

With over $600k in funding for up  to four businesses, with a first prize of $250K

There    is only 1 1/2 weeks left until applications close for the 5G Starter Fund. One of the key categories for this fund is Next Gen Health. Spark is  looking for 5G-enabled solutions that enable a step forward for the health and wellness of all New Zealanders. Download  the Entry Kit for all the details. 

The fund has been created to help leading-edge Kiwi businesses from across the country bring their most innovative 5G ideas to  life. The focus is on four key categories – Next  Gen Health, Good for New Zealand, Industry Disruptors and Immersive  Experiences. 

The 5G Starter Fund will support up to four businesses, with  the 1st prize winner receiving $250,000 and three 2nd prize winners  receiving $125,000 each. All winners will receive business and tech    mentoring from industry leaders, as well as access to technology and    equipment to test and build on Spark’s 5G network. During the winners  program they will also be connected virtually with Spark partners Verizon in NYC, adding a global best-in-class perspective on their tech. 

Our second 5G  Starter Fund Webinar features keynote speaker Marcus Weldon, CTO of Nokia  and President of Nokia Bell Labs. 

Bell Labs is the  world-renowned industrial research arm of Nokia. Over its 90-year history, Bell Labs has invented many of the foundational technologies  that underpin today’s information and communications networks.


Application period is open now until Sunday 16 August 2020.

Visit spark.co.nz/5Gstarterfund to find out more details and begin your application.


Thanks, Spark  5G Starter Fund Team



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Anna Arrol

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