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Vodafone xone Innovators Series: SLI System's Shaun Ryan on innovation, search and mentorship

Vodafone xone innovators series

Vodafone xone Innovators Series: SLI System's Shaun Ryan on innovation, search and mentorship

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. We chat with one of the xone's mentors Shaun Ryan, co-founder and CTO of SLI Systems.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. One of the lucky ten is Haptly. We chat with co-founder Rab Heath.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this episode, Blunt umbrellas co-founder Scott Kington talks with Idealog's editor Henry Oliver.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. One of the lucky ten is Parking Sense. We chat with founder Paul Collins.

Dronez

Today, Dominos announced its partnership with drone delivery company Flirtey to trial its drone pizza delivery service in Auckland, apparently "the first commercial drone delivery service in the world".  “New Zealand has the most forward-thinking aviation regulations in the world, and with our new partnership with the leader in pizza delivery worldwide, Domino’s, we are uniquely positioned to bring the same revolutionary drone delivery service to customers globally," Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeny said in a press release.  “We are getting closer to the time where you can push a button on your smartphone and have Domino's delivered by drone to your home.”  Dominos and Flirtey showed off with a test flight today but you'll have to wait for the Civil Aviation Authority to approve the trial before you'll be able to get a slice of droned delivered pizza. So, while we wait for the slow wheels of bureaucracy to turn, we re-heat our look at some non-pizza-related uses of drones from last year. Enjoy.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. One of the lucky ten is Solar Bright, makers of life-saving, solar-powered road lights. We chat with co-founder Pat Martin.

Reissue

This week, the NZ Drug Foundation released a new study which found that two-thirds of New Zealanders supported either legalising or decriminalising marijuana and Labour and New Zealand First have joined the chorus of support for a referendum on the matter. To mark the occasion, we republish a piece from last year exploring the economic implications of legalising marijuana in New Zealand, just in case something ever actually happens.

Vodafone xone innovators series

To mark the arrival of the Vodafone xone business accelerator, Idealog is interviewing a whole heap of established New Zealand innovators, as well as the founders of the 10 startups selected by Vodafone to receive mentorship, funding and the potential benefits of working with a global network. In this episode, Henry Oliver talks to Ben O'Brien, co-founder and CEO of StretchSense, an Auckland-based wearable technology company which recently secured funding from Japanese corporation Start Today.