If you’re looking for pragmatic support to solve your current business challenges – look no further. The LIFT programme is customised around your needs. We sit down with you to first understand what your immediate needs are and then design a customised programme to solve these challenges. The duration of this support is three to six months.
We love to work with curious, creative and courageous people. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a chimney, designing an app, or making a compostable coffin - as long as you’re ambitious and want to learn, we will help you take it to the world. What's more, if your business idea has legs, we can give you three months of customised business support through our LIFT programme.
This programme is possible thanks to funding from Callaghan Innovation and philanthropic supporters. Because of this support, we can offer this programme to entrepreneurs at a hugely discounted rate (total value is $25,000). There are three fee options when taking part in this programme:
Soda's LIFT programme takes three to six months, is part-time and delivered remotely, so you can be located anywhere in New Zealand to apply for this support. Please note, due to the intensive nature of this programme, we can only back 10 start-ups per year so our application and selection process is very competitive.
If you're looking for mentorship and a uniquely curated network, and you believe our LIFT programme could benefit your business idea, register your interest or get in touch with the Soda team to discuss your application and what you are looking to achieve.
Soda paired us with mentor, Andrea Hammond, co-founder and executive director of PR firm Hustle & Bustle. She was fabulous, highly experienced and really took us on a journey. She taught us to step back and do some research. Out of that we got some great information that helped us build our branding and our marketing plan. Our next stage is to execute that.”
- Chris Hilder, founder of Kaffelogic