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Bringing the world south: meet the teams taking part in the first-ever Lightning Lab Tourism in Christchurch

Taking tourism to the world

Bringing the world south: meet the teams taking part in the first-ever Lightning Lab Tourism in Christchurch

Tourism may be Aotearoa’s largest export industry these days. Yet despite the many other accelerator programmes operating in New Zealand, there hasn’t been a Lightning Lab Tourism – until now. Here, we look at the six teams taking part in the accelerator, featuring : Road Guru, PowerTrip, Stay Native, Hidden Gems, AirGuides, CHU NZ and Tourism Ticker.

Idealog + Centrality

New Zealand’s first blockchain accelerator programme, Centrality, acts as a launchpad for global opportunities for New Zealand businesses. Blockchain is often misunderstood to be synonymous with Bitcoin. As a result, the recent hacking of New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, means general opinions about the blockchain industry have taken a blow –

He waka eke noa

In this special podcast, Idealog has a roundtable chat with the team behind the start-up Akudos and MYOB about Kōkiri, a unique business accelerator dedicated to speeding up the development of Māori businesses, as well as the importance of large businesses supporting start-ups, what we mean when we talk about agile working, Māori innovation, and more.

Accelerate my life

Lightning Lab GovTech is now a thing - and it's poised to help innovative folks create digital solutions for “better, faster and stronger” government.

Ma whero ma pango ka oti ai te mahi

He could be a psychologist, businessperson or environmentalist – but no matter what, 22-year-old Logan Williams hopes to make his mark on Aotearoa’s innovation scene. The Christchurch entrepreneur has been selected to take part in an inaugural start-up accelerator programme, Kōkiri, to help turn his ideas into an innovative start-up business.