Apply Now For Xcelerate Wellington

This week marks Global Entrepreneurship Week, and the Young Professionals of Wellington are celebrating by launching this year’s Xcelerate Wellington program, a local competition for early stage venture opportunities.

For the second year, the Young Professionals will host this business competition in Wellington offering up to $10,000 in cash and prizes. Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 22. Finalists will be announced in early January, followed by a live event in late January in front of a panel of judges, who will determine the winner.

The competition does not exclude companies outside of Wellington from participating. Each company is asked to creatively think about its economic impact on Wellington. Separately, a local people’s choice award will be granted to an eligible Wellington-area company.

More information on the competition can be found at