Join Tauranga’s Inaugural Innovation Festival: Groundswell: 7-13 August

UPDATED: Monday 7 August: Tauranga's inaugural Festival of Innovation, Groundswell, kicks off today. It's quite simply, 7 days of awesomeness. It promises to be an amazing week of events, networking and collaboration. A number of events are already SOLD OUT. Tickets to some however are still available from the Groundswell website. The team at Wharf42 looks forward to catching up [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Tauranga|0 Comments

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

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

Supporting the Bay of Plenty Regional Research Institute Bid

David Porter, Business Editor of the Bay of Plenty Times, wrote up an interesting piece in Saturday’s paper. He talked about how a new regional research institute in the Bay would build on existing initiatives taking place in the region. The background to the piece goes back to the Government’s 2015 Budget. The Government then announced that up to three [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|Tauranga|0 Comments

Bill & Adiba: What did they really think

Over the past few days, I have posted several articles to this blog recounting some of the actual events that occurred during Bill Reichert  & Adiba Barney’s visit to New Zealand. You can view these here: Tauranga Wellington Christchurch Auckland Away from the crowds, we had a chance to digest much of what we saw and what we heard. Bill [...]

By |May 14th, 2015|Silicon Valley|4 Comments

Today’s ‘Doing Business with the USA’ Tauranga Roadshow

UPDATED: The Roadshow starts at 2.30pm today. Just before I hop on the plane this weekend for a few days in Silicon Valley, I am speaking at today's ‘Doing Business with the USA' Tauranga Roadshow. It is being hosted at the ANZ Bank, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga. If you are based in Tauranga or the Bay of Plenty and do [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Tauranga|1 Comment

Priority One – Innovation is driving the Bay’s Economy

Last night, Priority One (P1) hosted its Annual General Meeting at the Baycourt Theatre in Tauranga. I have already posted an article dedicated to P1. It is the Western Bay of Plenty’s economic development agency. Wharf42 is a member which makes the P1 model unique in New Zealand. It is a business community-driven EDA as opposed to the more usual [...]

By |October 16th, 2014|Tauranga|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

Join the ‘Doing Business with the USA’ Tauranga Roadshow

Just before I jump on the plane next month for a week in Silicon Valley, I have been asked to speak at the ‘Doing Business with the USA Tauranga Roadshow’. It is scheduled to take place at the ANZ Bank, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga, on Wednesday 22nd October. If you are based in Tauranga or the Bay of Plenty and [...]

By |September 25th, 2014|Tauranga|0 Comments

Wharf42 Response to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Action Plan

Introducing the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Action Plan The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Action Plan (TAP) is a regional document that has been established to develop a collective vision, strategy and desired actions for tertiary education delivery that is closely aligned with local industry and community needs in the wider Bay of Plenty region. The document is a draft TAP [...]

By |August 25th, 2014|Tauranga, Wharf42|0 Comments