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Smart homo sapiens

Recipients of the 2017 Edmund Hillary Fellowship have been announced. To mark the enormous achievement - a three-year fellowship programme offered for up to 100 high-calibre international entrepreneurs, investors and startup teams and 20 Kiwis to incubate and support innovative businesses that have the potential for a global impact - we're profiling some of the fellows. Up next is Audrey Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Angels of Impact.

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Matthias Bachmann has just spent time working at one of the world’s most renowned futurist think tanks in the US. Now, he’s coming back to New Zealand to help shape the direction of innovation and emerging tech in our nation.

The future of work

The future of performance reviews is here: an evidence-based digital badge system, which nurtures employee skills in a non-discriminatory and usable way. Auckland based software company Propellerhead seeks to challenge normative structures with innovative and alternative business models, notably its new digital badge system which will be introduced in early 2018 – a feature which aims to make traditional annual reviews irrelevant and remove workplace biases such as those towards gender, race, and religion.

Idealog + Generator

The opening of the new Generator @ GridAKL, 12 Madden Street space in September was huge a moment of pride for the entire Generator team. But it was also symbolic of just how much the co-working business has changed in the seven years since the first Generator opened. CEO and founder Ryan Wilson explains some of those changes.

Crystal ball-gazing

The retail industry is a fast-paced, uncertain minefield, where retailers must keep up with the latest trends and expectations to survive in the market. This year saw many trends come in and out, but what can retailers expect to face from 2018?