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Elevator pitch: Twiice, the edible coffee cup

Elevator pitch

Elevator pitch: Twiice, the edible coffee cup

The vanilla-flavoured, sog-resistant edible cups produced by Auckland company Twiice were four years in the making, but now they’re on the menu at Auckland cafes. We gave them a taste – and the founder a little longer than an elevator ride to explain the idea behind them.

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.

Taking the leap

One of the most important stages in any entrepreneur's career is also one of the most exciting: shifting from the 9-5 grind to pursue your startup business full-time. This shift, while thrilling, is full of challenges. Without the right preparation and strategy, this transition can negatively impact your professional relationships and cause your business to suffer. Here are some tips to keep that from happening.

The upstart nation

From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world's leading DJ software, New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete. In this final extract from No. 8 Recharged, the follow-up to the successful No. 8 Rewired, David Downs & Dr. Michelle Dickinson show how the creative thinking that New Zealand has become renowned for is being expanded and improved.