Lets Shape Hamilton City

Together.

Got an innovative idea or project that will help make Hamilton City even better than before? A place where you love to live, work and play? Apply for an HCC Seed Grant to bring it to life. We have $10,000 cash to give away. 

If you are an existing small business or entrepreneur who is....

Key Dates

28 October 2020

Idea submissions open

18 November 2020

Idea submissions close

23 November 2020

Following shortlisting, top 10 idea pitches due 

26 November 2020

Top 10 pitch to Panel (online) & prizes awarded

Prizes

  • $10,000 cash grant 

  • Commercial mentoring to make it happen

  • Connections to Hamilton City Council team and resources to make it happen e.g. city planners, commercial team, communications and marketing team etc.​

How to Apply

Film a 60 second video selling us your idea.

Complete the applications form below, with supporting information.

Upload your video and submit your application. 

Before You Apply

Here is some more information to help you when submitting your idea: 

  • Search Google for 1 minute elevator pitch examples and what makes a great pitch to give you some ideas. 

  • Stand out by formulating your your idea using a pitch deck. You can use this template as a guide. 

  • To stand out event more, use a programme like Loom to record your 60 second pitch. You are also welcome to use your phone - it doesn't need to be flash. 

After You Apply

Here is what to expect after submitting your idea: 

  • The team at Hamilton City Council & Soda Inc. will be reviewing the applications once submissions close from on the 19th & 20th November. 

  • Those that have been shortlisted into the Top 10 will be contacted by 21st November. 

  • The Top 10 will need to prepare a pre-recorded video pitch up to 5mins and submit by 23rd November.

  • The Top 10 will need to be available to join an online pitch event on the 26th November where a panel of judges will watch your pre-recorded pitch then ask you questions live on a Zoom video call. 

  • Prize winners will be announced on 26th November at the end of the online pitch event. 

WE'VE LISTENED TO OUR COMMUNITY AND THIS IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU AS WE GROW AND DEVELOP OUR CITY.

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS TO TACKLE ONE OR MORE OF THESE FIVE PRIORITIES

PRIORITY  1

Shaping a city that’s easy to live in.

Ahuahungia teetehi taaone e tau ai te noho ki roto

PRIORITY  2

Shaping a city where our people thrive

Ahuahungia teetehi taaone e puaawai ai ngaa taangata katoa

PRIORITY  3

Shaping a central city where people love to be Ahuahungia te pokapuu o teetehi taaone e arohaina ai e te taangata

PRIORITY  4

Shaping a fun city with lots to do

Ahuahungia teetehi taaone ngahau e tini ai ngaa kaupapa papai hei whai

PRIORITY  5

Shaping a green city

Ahuahungia teetehi taaone tiaki taiao

APPLY NOW

Are you ready to bring your idea forward to make Hamilton even better? 

 

‘Dreams are realised when people take ownership for creating, fostering and giving life to the vision.’

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Soda Inc, Wintec House, Level 2, Cnr of Anglesea & Nisbet Streets, Hamilton, New Zealand +64 7 974 9111