Golden Ticket

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As Gold

The Golden Ticket programme is an industry driven programme that aims to support New Zealand FinTechs who are embarking on their scale up journey.

A Silver

Our Scale-Up Labs are the next best thing to our Golden Ticket Program and provide targeted support in a key area to help New Zealand FinTechs grow.

Our Winners


Onyou is on a mission to leverage technology to empower consumers to make purchasing decisions that are good for them, our planet, and our people. With Onyou, users can search, browse and filter through thousands of ethically made fashion products to find something that fits their style, budget and values.


EasyRentNZ is the first 'Mid-Term' Rental Marketplace in Australasia that allows anyone going on an internship/placement/relocation for 1-6 months to find the perfect room. They make it easy for Professionals and Students to find and rent out rooms for 1-6 months.


Supergenerous is a digital service that automates the process of claiming back a charitable tax rebate. It requires just a couple of minutes from most donors — allowing them to effortlessly re-donate up to 33% of their past donations. The team believe that human generosity is the solution to the world’s greatest challenges.


PaySquad is building the home of multiplayer shopping — allowing friends, families and colleagues to split the cost for goods and experiences at the point of sale. They help merchants sell higher priced goods and bring viral reach to their checkout, while facilitating sustainable purchases by groups.


Catalist is New Zealand’s only licensed and regulated stock exchange designed for small and medium-sized businesses. The name Catalist represents the energy and innovation we’re bringing to New Zealand’s capital markets and ties in with our core purpose of catalysing the growth of small and medium-sized businesses.


Kernel was born out of frustration with the inefficiencies, lack of innovation and low level of financial literacy holding back the New Zealand financial industry, and ultimately Kiwi’s financial futures. Through building their company, Kiwis now have an effective way to grow their savings over the long-term.


Our Founding Partners

As a group we’ve come together to offer one successful startup access to a ‘Golden Ticket’ every quarter. Being granted a ‘Golden Ticket’ provides access to no-nonsense support from each of the partners involved, pro-bono with no strings attached. It’s that simple.



FinTechNZ is a purpose driven community. We contribute to New Zealand’s prosperity through technology innovation in financial services. We bring together a national community of FinTech interests, promote NZ FinTech technology innovation and collaborate to help advance our ecosystem and shared interests for the benefit of New Zealand.



YouDo build software solutions that enable you to scale up your MVP and go to market as soon as possible. Dramatically lower your platform build risk by leveraging our knowledgeable and seasoned support team, leaving product ownership securely in your hands.

We bring software development expertise, platform design and definition capability to the Golden Ticket programme.



Alphero design and deliver some of NZ’s most iconic digital products and services. Specialising in design, native mobile app, web development and strategy. We have a strong culture of innovation and challenging the norm.

We will provide experience review — UX / UI / CX proposition and heuristic audit with best practice recommendations.



Named New Zealand Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners in 2017, MinterEllisonRuddWatts are a leading full service law firm with the expertise to help your team achieve your business objectives.

We bring personalised and pragmatic legal support across all areas of your business including corporate governance, customer and supplier contracts, equity and debt finance, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and employment.



Arcanum builds enterprise AI solutions. The company specialises in rapidly designing, deploying and running large-scale AI applications. Arcanum is the Australasian leader in delivering AI technology.

We bring data science, computer vision, natural language processing, and predictive analytics expertise as well as access to our proprietary AI engine capable of generating a variety of AI solutions to the Golden Ticket programme.

Friends of the Program

Specifically targeted for areas of specialty not necessarily covered by the core delivery program, the ‘Friends of the Program’ provides even more support coverage and expands on the trust network we’ve established by connecting our golden ticket holders to other experienced practitioners within the fintech community.


Consegna Cloud: Cloud delivery and digital transformation

Consegna was founded in 2016 and is a fast moving, customer focused AWS Premier Consulting Partner. We specialise in delivering AWS cloud solutions for customers across both commercial and public sectors with key successes with clients across all verticals.

Financial Markets Authority

Our primary objective at the FMA is the promotion of fair, efficient and transparent markets and enabling innovation is central to this goal. We work closely with other Government agencies and regulators to help steer innovators in the right direction early in the process, allowing good quality products and services to get to market quicker.

Critical Challenges

Developed by a number of partners who all operate in the FinTech ecosystem, we’ve devised a practical program that focuses on a number of common but critical challenges every startup faces as they navigate from prototype through to a revenue generating product or service.

  • Is my minimum viable product (MVP) or service offering concept compelling enough to attract paying customers?

  • How much cash and resources will it take to develop my offering?

  • Do I insource or outsource? How long will it take to build a platform that can provide a reliable, scalable and secure service?

  • Have I thought of the right legal constructs to protect my IP & my rights as a founder as I engage with investors and capital raising?

  • Are my UI concepts optimised for my customers so they stay engaged?

  • Am I missing out on newer technologies, like AI and machine learning, to advance my value proposition?

What's the difference?

Our Golden Ticket Program is exactly what it implies… An all access pass! If you win this lucky ticket you will be supported through various workshops with all of our FinTech industry professionals helping push your company to great new heights.

Our Scale-Up Labs are the next best thing! If you win this ticket you will have access to one of our founding members or friends of the program and receive targeted support in a key area that you and your team decide on.

Go For It!

Want to get a piece of all this action? Complete our Golden Ticket Program form and you’ll be on your first step to chasing your own golden ticket.