You’ll find this Startup Ecosystem Mindmeister map by Phil Morle, fascinating (well probably).
It provides a pretty good overview of all things New Zealand for innovation and new products and services and support and capital and funding and ... the lot.
The screen grab above in no way does justice to the totality of what Morle’s created. This creation is in the realm of ‘why didn’t I think of this first’.
I strongly recommend you go here, to the Mindmeister map itself and explore.
This is even more impressive when you realise Morle’s Australian, and CEO behind Pollenizer, a Sydney and Singapore ‘Startup Science’ entity.
Pollenizer’s front page states it is about growing entrepreneurs and building startups – claiming, “5 years. 20 Startups. 3 profitable companies. 60 Mentors. 850 Entrepreneurs. $12m Raised.”
The map also extends and connects to Australia, Singapore and China – though you’d have to think that there’s much more missing from those countries (given the comparative size of the connections) than for Godzone.
Bree Clare from the Pollenizer team made the comment too for others to use and add to the map. “The biggest threat we have in our work is not knowing who to talk to. That’s why we built it,” she says.
Even sticK is included – demonstrating that Morle and his team must really know their stuff!