BNZ

Corporate Startup Partnership
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The Go SME Grow programme was Bank of New Zealand’s intent to drive into startup matching and we’re certainly pleased with our decision to deliver it with Collective Campus. Throughout the process, Steve and his team provided a fantastic mix of corporate awareness and a keen knowledge of the international startup, scaleup and business model innovator community. This experience with Collective Campus’ flexibility, undoubtedly helped make Go SME Grow the success we intended.

Karna Luke
General Manager SME, Bank of New Zealand

About

BNZ

Bank of New Zealand is one of New Zealand's big four banks and has been operating in the country since the first office was opened in Auckland in October 1861 followed shortly after by the first branch in Dunedin in December 1861.

CHALLENGE

The Bank of New Zealand wanted to help its SME customers gain better access to capital and business advice at scale, in order to support the growth of their businesses.

SOLUTION

Collective Campus developed a custom startup matching program and went to market, identifying and recruiting startups and scale-ups from across the globe that could address the business challenges. Applications were assessed across myriad factors and shortlisted startups were invited to a pitch event in Auckland in front of senior BNZ stakeholders.

Go SME Grow program website
Go SME Grow program pitch
BNZ Go SME Grow pitch


OUTCOME

Over 100 applications were received from across the globe, with 10 being invited to pitch, and several selected to develop solutions for BNZ.

Check out this podcast episode that talks about the program in detail:

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