Laura Reitel

Laura Reitel

Portfolio Manager @ Creative HQ

Previously Programme Director for Lightning Lab business accelerator and now a Portfolio Manager for CreativeHQ, Laura is the driving force behind keeping the kiwi startup community and network strong, involved and ever-reaching. Laura’s panache for innovation helps her identify the right founders, startups and ideas to bring into CreativeHQ’s fold.

Before moving to New Zealand, Laura spent two years as Program Manager with TechStars, the flagship accelerator programme founded in Boulder, Colorado. She was also part of the founding team of the Global Accelerator Network.

Prior to finding her calling with startups, Laura held positions as a HR manager and a lawyer. She has studied law, political science, international relations, and diplomacy.