Why Wellington is the high-tech capital of NZ?


Wellington is a hub for intelligent and successful tech-based startups and social enterprises. Basing your startup in Wellington means you’ll be surrounded by the best startups in the industry, as well as the support of leaders and business experts. See which successful startups you could be working alongside in Wellington:


STQRY is an interactive mobile app that helps attractions and organizations such as museums; art galleries and zoos engage visitors and tell their stories. They’ve got a high-profile client base that includes the Seattle Art Museum and the Walt Disney Family Museum.

Carnival Mobile

Carnival Mobile was the world’s first iPhone app development company, launched in 2007, with high-profile clients such as Taco Bell, DreamWorks, and HBO. They’ve got 15 no.1 apps under their belt and have developed more than 120 apps for fortune 500 brands.


CricHQ is the world’s largest digital platform for cricket, revolutionizing the sport through technology. It has redefined how cricket is administered, analyzed and followed, providing fixture, resource and participant management tools, digital scoring solutions, performance analysis and video capabilities, fan engagement and more. CricHQ’s caters to more than half of the National Governing Bodies for cricket worldwide, 350 associations, thousands of leagues, tournaments, clubs and schools, players, coaches, parents, administrators and of course the fans.

Showcase Workshop

Showcase Workshop is a presentation publishing system for Android and iOS Tablet computers, which turns business’s marketing materials into an app that can be distributed to team’s mobile devices. Some of their major clients include Spark, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare and Mitsubishi.


Loomio is a social enterprise, which aims to simplify decision-making processes by empowering organizations and communities to turn discussion into action, wherever people are. Loomio works on any device so you can make decisions anywhere, anytime.

Melon Health

Melon provides innovative, scalable, cost effective mobile health solutions to help people manage their health. Health providers to help their patients manage their chronic disease through peer support, access to clinicians and remote monitoring, are using melon’s white label platform.


Silverstripe is an innovative open source CMS and framework for building and editing powerful websites to help clients run their businesses. Silverstripe were selected to run the US Democratic National Convention website to supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. They were one of Creative HQ’s first startup participants (class of 2006), going on to win the New Zealand Open Source Awards in 2008 and in 2010.


StarNow was one the first internet-based companies that proved New Zealand web businesses could make it on the world stage. The website acts as an international marketplace for aspiring actors, models and musicians, helping them get in front of film-makers, advertising companies, and publishers that are looking for casts. StarNow was founded in 2004 and now has more than 3 million listings.

Source: https://www.wellingtonnz.com