Uptown Innovation Hub

Uptown Innovation Hub – Ready to GrOw   

Wanted - Innovation focused, high growth start-ups to join the Uptown Innovation Hub.

In a unique initiative, Uptown, the Waitemata Local Board and Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have joined forces to support business start-ups get a foot on the development ladder in the Uptown Innovation Hub.


New Innovation Hub Manager, Gill Plume says “sometimes an opportunity comes along that is just perfect for new starts up needing a bit of space at reasonable rental for a short-term tenancy. Whilst several of the Hub spaces are earmarked for demolition later in 2017 as part of the City Rail Link, this has not stopped a small nucleus of start-ups seizing the opportunity to co-locate with others in the same stage of business growth and use the time and space available to collaborate, spark ideas off each other and explore business ideas”. 

“Attracting start-ups to take space in the Innovation Hub could provide the opportunity for the next Facebook to be created. At a minimum, it exposes the Uptown area to a range of new business people that will come to appreciate the areas proximity to the CBD and the variety of businesses already in area waiting to support their new business” says Gary Holmes, Manager of Uptown Business Association.

Want to learn more about the Innovation Hub and its opportunities -  please contact Gill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 253 4210.