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The WNT Ventures Model is Working

Last week, the Bay of Plenty Times published an article which talked about the progress that WNT Ventures (WNT) was making. Yesterday, I took part in a WNT Board call from my office in Silicon Valley. The location was fitting, but more of that later. First however, a quick recap. WNT is one of the three new tech-focused Incubators that [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

WNT Ventures Relocates to Basestation

Wharf42 is delighted that WNT Ventures has relocated its offices to Basestation, Tauranga’s Information, Communication and Technology hub. We know the team at Basestation well. It was in their HQ that Wharf42 launched the Meteoroid Program at the end of January. It is here that many of Tauranga’s leading ICT entrepreneurs, including the Venture Centre initiative, are based. WNT Ventures [...]

By |February 23rd, 2015|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

Looking for that MASSIVE Opportunity? WNT Ventures is Recruiting!

Applications close at 5.00pm on 30 November 2014 WNT Ventures is looking for an energetic professional with a strong science or engineering background who can build long term relationships with New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and other research organizations and identify and evaluate IP and novel technologies with commercial potential. WNT Ventures is one three new technology-focused incubators for [...]

By |November 24th, 2014|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

WNT Ventures is Recruiting!

WNT Ventures is looking for an energetic professional with a strong science or engineering background who can build long term relationships with New Zealand Universities, Crown Research Institutes and other research organizations and identify and evaluate IP and novel technologies with commercial potential. WNT Ventures is one three new technology-focused incubators for high growth early stage firms that will be [...]

By |November 4th, 2014|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

Introducing WNT Venture’s new CEO

Recruiting a CEO for any new venture is a key appointment. Throw in the fact that the new venture is one of New Zealand’s first formal tech-focused incubators and the stakes don’t get much higher. For the team at WNT Ventures, securing a CEO with the right skills to build and manage the incubator was critical. Fortunately, the response to [...]

By |October 15th, 2014|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

The WNT Ventures website is live

You can now view the WNT Ventures website at www.wntventures.co.nz In the next couple of weeks, WNT Ventures will be announcing the identity of the successful applicant to the recently advertised Venture Manager vacancy. Expect a Version 2.0 of the website to be released shortly after. In the meantime, it has been full throttle for the wider WNT Ventures team. [...]

By |September 24th, 2014|WNT Ventures|0 Comments

The Wharf42 Live! Series: Oren Gershtein presents

Wharf42 is delighted to host Oren Gershtein for a lunchtime presentation at the Ignition offices in Tauranga on Friday 19th September. Israeli technology expert Oren is a true believer in his homeland’s start-up incubator programme, which New Zealand wants to replicate. Many of the world’s technology titans – including Google, Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Intel – have research and development operations [...]

You have just 48 hours left!

Can you build a $1 billion technology incubator with significant high growth early stage firms at its heart? You have just 48 hours left to apply for the best job in New Zealand tech today. Callaghan Innovation has approved WNT Ventures to be one of three innovative new technology-focused incubators for high growth early stage firms that will be able [...]

By |September 10th, 2014|WNT Ventures|1 Comment

Is this the best tech job opportunity in New Zealand today?

Can you build a $1 billion technology incubator with significant high growth early stage firms at its heart? Callaghan Innovation has approved WNT Ventures to be one of three innovative new technology-focused incubators for high growth early stage firms that will be able to access a new repayable grants tool on behalf of the companies they incubate. WNT Ventures is [...]

By |August 30th, 2014|WNT Ventures|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