Innovation Challenge Machine Presentation
Marlborough's business community is curious, open minded, innovative, and quick to adapt. It champions sustainable growth and our economic sectors are transforming rapidly through the adoption of technology.


The future Marlborough Tech & Innovation Hub will be home to a rapidly growing start-up community comprising local and international entrepreneurs.

Affordable and easy for start-ups, Marlborough is also centrally located with great connections to all major centres. Start-ups are well supported by Angel Investors Marlborough and others in the ecosystem, such as mentors, trainers, programmes, and inspiring speakers.

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Marlborough is home to some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most innovative and pioneering sectors of the land and the ocean, particularly in wine, viticulture, and aquaculture.

Marlborough offers a perfect testing ground, providing a secure business environment for tech or science-based start-ups to collaborate with large businesses willing to test. 

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Marlborough is recognised for the ‘7-minute commute’ - offering an excellent work and life balance.

A supportive business community makes it easy to connect and to share your story with other business owners. The natural environment also plays a vital role in the health of our economy.

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Tech hub coming soon!

Marlborough's Tech & Innovation Hub is set to open June 2024.

Based in Blenheim's CBD, the hub is for start-ups and innovators who want to solve real-world problems.

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