PreSeed Accelerator Fund Assessment Panel

An independent assessment panel appointed by us will assess eligible 2019 PreSeed Accelerator Fund proposals and will advise us on which proposals to fund.

The Assessment Panel comprises the following members:

  • Roger Ridley (chair)
  • Erin Rayment
  • Melissia Yiannoutsos
  • Suse Reynolds
  • Tui Te Hau

Proposals are assessed against the assessment criteria set out in the 2019 Call for Proposals.

PreSeed Accelerator Fund Call for Proposals 2019 Investment Round [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Assessors only have access to parts of the proposal that will be assessed. Some parts such as Key Performance Indicators will be co-developed with us after the investment round.

If you are submitting a proposal for the 2019 investment round, check the assessment panel for any potential conflicts of interest.  If you identify a potential conflict, email us immediately with the following details so we can reassign assessors if necessary:

  • your application reference
  • your contact phone number
  • the assessor’s name or names
  • the reason for your concern