In the past we’d write somebody off for having tried, and been not successful in a new business venture – these days we’re much more inclined to encourage them to dust themselves off, and get on with something else.
Linc Gasking, the co-founder of Free Range Ltd, has put a powerful dollop of his own and others’ thinking into a 64-page document that seeks to short-circuit startup success in New Zealand. It reads like a (much better written than usual) management/technical document. It also comes complete with footnotes, attributed quotes and insights that support the five key learnings and recommendations.
Do New Zealand businesses under-report R&D? Why aren't tech companies looking to Asia? Plus other tidbits from the recent TIN100 launch.
We finally have something concrete on what Callaghan Innovation may look like in the form of their Statement of Intent.
An Aussie named Phil Morle has beaten us to the punch and created a comprehensive map of New Zealand's innovation and startup ecosystem on Mindmeister.
Lightning Lab 2013 saw nine startups pitch their digital products to would-be investors last week, seeking expansion capital for ideas that 12 weeks before mostly existed on paper.
There’s only one word really to describe the winners of the National Science Challenge – ‘wow’ writ small. Or, perhaps it is just me that is completely underwhelmed by the announcement of 10 research areas that can comfortably be binned as business as usual.
Creating clever emails with embedded graphics and other gee-whizz stuff that acts as a smart sales tool should be pretty easy, but only three companies around the world have pulled off the feat – including Auckland-based LiveLink Connect.
Lightning Lab, a lean startup hub of selected neophyte companies located for three months on Wellington’s The Terrace, gave a ‘where we’re at, what we’ve learned’ quickfire talk recently.
We all know that we’d prefer to export more than just a log of pine to overseas markets.