Monthly Archives: September 2011

Internet games follow the numbers and money


CerebralFix, as some might say contradictorily, makes digital games -for smart phones, other peoples’ websites, Facebook, its own website. Its CEO Ben Delleca, speaking at the Rutherford Innovation Showcase’s Digital Content Forum in Wellington on Friday 23 Sept., says the … Continue reading

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Go digital for dollars – content forum spruiks Kiwi capability


The main message from the Rutherford Innovation Showcase Digital Content Forum was that some weightless exports have a fair bit of profit margin attached. The Wellington event on Friday Sept. 23 also heard that, apparently, we (the royal ‘we’ as … Continue reading

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Agriculture’s ‘failure’ the place to view its next 20 years of success – conference


One of the great ironies of the New Zealand economy is that in spite of Knowledge Waves and transformations and biotechnology and any other number of next big things, the powerhouse and backbone has continued to be agriculture and horticulture. … Continue reading

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Algae conversion partnership precursor to bigger things?


Presumably Texas-based Shell Oil subsidiary CRI Catalyst Company has run its eye pretty carefully over the plethora of algae-oriented biofuel projects around the world. Investorshub lists over 30 on its website Earlier this year Shell also announced it was getting … Continue reading

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Nice irony to showcasing Wellington businesses in the Beehive


Having a showcase of cool Wellington businesses in the Beehive is a nicely ironic way to demonstrate the capital is about more than politics. Quite who Wellington City Council Business Innovation Growth (BIG) launch yesterday is meant to appeal to … Continue reading

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Prof’s POV on international entrepreneurialism – David Crick


There’s a host of entrepreneurial type courses available around most of New Zealand’s universities these days, and Victoria University Wellington‘s also in the game. VUW’s relatively new Professor of International Entrepeneurship, David Crick, recently gave an inaugural address at the … Continue reading

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Chocolate gets social media attention


Anyone that fronts up and admits they’re still learning and don’t know everything, in this case about using social media in business, gets a sticK award for honesty. Which, ironically, is part of Whittaker’s Chocolates core values, and part of … Continue reading

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Surely it’s not MSI’s job to bankroll a Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco?


Now the idea of a ‘Kiwi Landing Pad’ (KLP) in San Francisco may or may not be a good idea. The need for relatively small Kiwi companies to have a place to call home in the USA from which to … Continue reading

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A quick marathon to conceive good ideas – ‘Start-up weekend’


‘Start-up weekend’, planned for 4-6 November at the BizDojo in Wellington is one of those web-oriented events that Wellington seems to be particularly good at pulling off. The idea is to mix people, ideas, skills and resources, and see if … Continue reading

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