Start-Up Alley's final eight revealed

Start-Up Alley's final eight revealed

BNZ Start-Up Alley celebrates its second year at Webstock next month, and has culled the 28 entries received down to eight finalists (two winners will receive $10,000 and a return trip for two to Silicon Valley). No surprise that many are Idealog alumni:


PAPERKUT is out to make everyday receipts paperless and was named emerging innovator of the year at last year's Innovators Awards. It's run by Nick Harley and founder Drew Broadley; here's how Broadley came up with the original concept.


PledgeMe is New Zealand's own crowdfunding platform and we've covered a few worthy PledgeMe campaigns here on Idealog before. Thinking about crowdfunding your next project? Read this first.

Made on Jupiter

Made on Jupiter is behind Spoke Creator, software for customising 3D products online. Indeed, the maker movement is growing rapidly – here's some of our favourite examples.

Stay Today

Stay Today is a hotel booking app, originally known as Get a Room, and signed a major deal with Fairfax last year.


ThunderMaps is all about data, specifically, making better use and sense of it all. Peter Kerr explains in this story.


Timely featured in Idealog #42 and is a prime example of the burgeoning SaaS ecosystem. It's an online booking system that integrates with Vend, Xero, Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and Apple Calendar.


WAITLIST combines apps, social networks, QR codes, SMS and NFC to change the way restaurants engage with their customers.


WIP is a collaboration tool for the screen industry filling the gap between work-in-progress and delivery.

Last year's winner was Go Vocab, language learning software for self-learners. Stay tuned for the winning announcement next month...

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