The New Zealand category covers all posts that look specifically at different features relating to New Zealand

Encouraging NZTech’s Regional Outreach – including Tauranga

Today, Jacqui and I will be attending the NZTech AGM. It’s taking place, 2.5 hours’ drive up SH2/SH1, in downtown Auckland. NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology sector and its vision is simple – more prosperity for New Zealand through better use of technology. Wharf42 has been a member of NZTech for the past three years and [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|New Zealand|0 Comments

Connecting New Zealand Science with SME’s & the Regions

‘Business still experiences difficulties of access to universities. As Mr Wren-Hilton noted, one of the difficulties facing SMEs is knowing how to find out from universities and colleges what R&D is being pursued and who specialises in what innovation’. On Monday, my Twitter feed was filled by tweets from the China Buiness Summit in Auckland. It sounded like a great [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|New Zealand|0 Comments

EPIC by name. EPIC by nature. The Christchurch Story

One of the benefits of hosting Bill Reichert and Adiba Barney’s upcoming New Zealand visit is that I have had the opportunity to reach out and meet up with different sectors of the country’s early stage tech innovation ecosystem. For the past couple of days, I have had the opportunity to spend time with the folks in Christchurch. The [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|New Zealand|0 Comments

Putting a ‘Z’ into the New Zealand Ztory

Over the past few weeks, I have split my time between organising Bill Reichert & Adiba Barney’s visit to New Zealand and counting down the days to the close of applications for the 2015 Meteoroid Program. Last week, I was in Wellington. This week, it’s Auckland. Next week, it’s Christchurch. (Don’t worry Tauranga; I’m coming back soon!) As part of [...]

By |April 10th, 2015|New Zealand|0 Comments

Can New Zealand be a Start-up Nation?

I have just returned from a week’s vacation in Bali. It was sorely needed. The recent launch of the Meteoroid Program and the final bedding in of WNT Ventures meant that some time out was due. The break also gave me a chance to read Dan Senor & Paul Singer’s fascinating book, ‘Start-up Nation’, the story of Israel’s economic miracle. [...]

By |November 21st, 2014|New Zealand|1 Comment

Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

I received an email yesterday from the team at The New Zealand Story. The images and content they provide is designed to help promote accurate perceptions of New Zealand offshore by showcasing the collective values of the New Zealand Story. These are summarised in three chapters: Open Spaces, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Wharf42 has used both images and content [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|New Zealand|0 Comments

Thursday 23 October: ‘No.8 Re-Wired’ Launches in Tauranga

I am looking forward to Thursday night’s launch of No.8 Re-Wired at the Ignition offices in Tauranga. No.8 Re-Wired was published earlier this month by Penguin Books. The book celebrates the inventions and ingenuity of Kiwis, taking kiwi ingenuity to global success. From well-known innovations (human flight, the discovery of DNA and the creation of the Pavlova) to those which are [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|New Zealand|0 Comments

Creating a New Zealand Central North Island Ecosystem

Over the past few weeks, I have posted several articles about WNT Ventures and the significance of its selection as a new tech-focused incubator to both Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. That significance is real and its implementation has significant long-term implications for both the city and the region. WNT Ventures is not however a local story. Next [...]

By |August 22nd, 2014|New Zealand, WNT Ventures|1 Comment

Update: Telling the New Zealand Story

This is an update on a post first published three months ago. Then I talked about a presentation given by Steve Smith, co-founder of Craggy Range Vineyards, who spoke about the concept behind the New Zealand Story. The New Zealand Story was launched by the Prime Minister in November 2013 to help New Zealand companies gain an advantage by sharing [...]

By |June 27th, 2014|Competitive Landscapes, New Zealand|0 Comments

Telling the New Zealand Story

On Monday night, I joined several Bay of Plenty CEO’s here in Tauranga to listen to Steve Smith, co-founder of Craggy Range Vineyards talk about the New Zealand Story. Steve is one of the three private sector representatives on the New Zealand Story Advisory Board. The New Zealand Story was launched by the Prime Minister in November 2013 to help [...]

By |February 26th, 2014|New Zealand|4 Comments