The Meteoroid Program

Wharf42 launched the Meteoroid Program in January 2015 at Basestation, Tauranga.

The aim then, and now, is to provide the support necessary to assist early stage Kiwi tech companies establish their presence in Silicon Valley. For that reason, Wharf42 has established a strong relationship with the International team at Plug and Play Tech Center, the Valley’s largest business incubator. The program is housed in the Plug and Play complex in Sunnyvale.

For 2017, the Meteoroid Program is going to focus on the AgTech sector. This reflects our other major Silicon Valley initiative for the year; supporting and helping build the 2017 SVForum AgTech Immersion Program and Conference. It means we will be working with early stage Kiwi tech companies engaged in robotics, drones, sensors, the Internet of Things and Big Data.

For more details about this Program, please contact us via our Contact Us page

Customised Program

The Meteoroid Program's flexibility allows complete customisation for your startup

Focusing on Your Specific Needs

The Meteoroid Program builds a Silicon Valley roadmap that maps your startup’s market entry requirements

Investment Ready

Our experienced in-market team prepare you so that your story and pitch make investors take notice

The Meteoroid Program prepares you to be investment ready

We introduce you to the mentors and investment specialists that make it happen

Market Validation

The Meteoroid Program helps you validate your product / service for the US market

Build Something That Users Love

Our in-market team will help you build something that users love; not just like

The New Zealand Connection

We understand the challenge facing Kiwi startups. Been there. Done that.

Learning the Valley Lessons

The Meteoroid Program prepares Kiwis for life in the Valley. Our aim is to help you get it done.

Why Choose Us

      • The Meteoroid Program is based inside the Plug and Play Tech Center
      • Our in-market networks provide early stage Kiwi startups with great connectivity
      • We provide coaching in New Zealand to prepare you for your Silicon Valley experience
      • We work with NZ central and local Government agencies, to provide in-market support
      • We are a recognised bridge between NZ tech and the Silicon Valley ecosystem

What our Partners Say

“We are delighted to partner with the Meteoroid Program to provide mentorship and funding as well as introductions to Plug and Play’s global community of corporate partners and investors”.
“The Meteoroid Program is a great Ambassador for the early stage New Zealand technology & innovation sector. The team at Meteoroid understand the Silicon Valley ecosystem and how best to leverage its many facets.”
Adiba Barney, SVForum

Wharf42 provides access to Silicon Valley's vast innovation ecosystem

If you want to learn more about the 2016 Meteoroid Program, please email Peter Wren-Hilton at