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Entrepreneurs Build Innovation Ecosystems. The Tauranga Model Revisited.

It’s hard to believe that it’s over two years since I first posted articles to this blog asking the simple question. Can Tauranga replicate Boulder? For those of you who might have missed them, you can view the original posts below. They are as relevant today as they were then. Can Tauranga Replicate Boulder? - Part 1 (Introduction) Can Tauranga [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Tauranga|0 Comments

Spotlight on GridAKL

I have written previous posts about some of New Zealand’s emerging co-working spaces. In my home town of Tauranga, I have highlighted both Ignition and Basestation. In Christchurch, I have talked about the important role that EPIC is playing in the local innovation ecosystem as the city rebuilds. Today, I am looking at GridAKL and the increasingly important role it [...]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Incubators & Accelerators|0 Comments

Basestation – A standout example of the ‘Tauranga Model’

Over the past few weeks, the ‘Tauranga Model’ has been generating interest from outside the region. Representatives from agencies in Taranaki and Northland have both visited the city to get a better understanding of just how the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Bay of Plenty is developing. Callaghan Innovation’s selection of WNT Ventures as one of the three new tech-focused incubators [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Tauranga|4 Comments

The Wharf42 Live! Series: Claudia Batten Presents

Wharf42 is delighted to announce the launch of the Wharf42 Live! Series with a highly anticipated presentation by Claudia Batten at Ignition, Tauranga, later today. Claudia is perhaps best known as being part of the founding team of Massive Inc. which sold to Microsoft Corp. in 2006. Claudia then co-founded advertising agency Victors & Spoils – the world’s first agency built on [...]

By |August 14th, 2014|Wharf42|0 Comments

Wharf42 has Moved Office!

On Monday, Wharf42 moved into the new Ignition offices in Tauranga's CBD. We have updated the Contact details on our Contact Us page. You can see more photos of the offices on our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/Wharf42HQ Wharf42's new Offices   Located at Ground Floor, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga Plenty of room for Expansion! [...]

By |May 29th, 2014|Wharf42|0 Comments

Can Tauranga Replicate Boulder? Part 5 (The Role of Leadership)

Over the past few weeks, I have posted several articles which have identified traits in the build of Boulder’s startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem that are reflected in Tauranga. I have talked about the role of Local Government, the role of a University and the role of the Investment community. Today, I want to begin to tie in some of these [...]

By |May 27th, 2014|Tauranga|2 Comments

Ignition Stage 11 Co-Working Space Launches in Tauranga

At 7.30am tomorrow morning, I will be attending the formal launch of the Ignition Stage 11 Co-Working Space in Tauranga. It is a place I am going to become very familiar with. With its downtown presence, Wharf42 will be one of its first tenants. Ignition has been developed by Priority One, the Western Bay of Plenty economic development agency. It’s [...]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Tauranga, Wharf42|7 Comments