Lets Shape Hamilton City
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....
1 March 2021
Idea submissions open
15 March 2021
Idea submissions close
22 March 2021
Following shortlisting, top 10 idea pitches due
31 March 2021
Top 10 pitch to Panel (online) & prizes awarded
$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:
Read the Hamilton City Council 'Our Vision for Hamilton' Document.
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 the 16th March 2021.
Those that have been shortlisted into the Top 10 will be contacted by 18th March.
The Top 10 will need to prepare a pre-recorded video pitch up to 5mins and submit by 22nd March.
The Top 10 will need to be available to join an online pitch event on the 31st March 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 31st March 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
Shaping a city that’s easy to live in.
Ahuahungia teetehi taaone e tau ai te noho ki roto
Shaping a city where our people thrive
Ahuahungia teetehi taaone e puaawai ai ngaa taangata katoa
Shaping a central city where people love to be Ahuahungia te pokapuu o teetehi taaone e arohaina ai e te taangata
Shaping a fun city with lots to do
Ahuahungia teetehi taaone ngahau e tini ai ngaa kaupapa papai hei whai
Shaping a green city
Ahuahungia teetehi taaone tiaki taiao
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.’