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The KLP8 program provides the opportunity for aspiring Kiwi entrepreneurs and technology start ups to spend one month based in San Francisco immersed in a curated community of experienced entrepreneurs and  business people.

The primary objective is to accelerate the design and development of the product or service business model by exploring in-market business development, investment, mentorship and strategic partnership opportunities.

KLP8 is a joint collaboration between New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Kiwi Landing Pad.

As a KLP8 participant, your business is flown to San Francisco, where you have access to the Kiwi Landing Pad facilities and meeting rooms. You’ll be coached on how to take your business to the next level with tailored sessions on entering the U.S. market, finding partnership opportunities, and securing funding.

Who can take part?

  • Entrepreneurs looking to expand their business to the U.S.
  • Tech companies looking to accelerate their business plans for fund raising, finding customers and distributor partners in the USA
  • Entrepreneurs with a bright idea they want to get off the ground that needs in market validation and research in the USA.

How do I apply?

Please register your interest in the program via email to klp8@klp.org.nz

Learn about IndieReign’s KLP8 experience

David White, CEO and Founder of IndieReign participated in KLP8 in October 2012.  Read about David’s KLP8 experience in the Indiereign Case Study.