Category Archives: Entrepreneur

Perhaps the TIN100 deserves an ex gratia payment?


Perhaps Greg Shanahan and his TIN 100 team and reports are deserving of an NZ Inc ex gratia payment. Because arguably they’ve been most responsible for bringing hi tech out of the closet, making it cool(er). (OK, the Hi-Tech Awards … Continue reading

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Is it really possible to cross-credit open source to open society?


Every party needs a grumpy uncle…so let me be that curmudgeonly guy for the upcoming Open Source//Open Society conference. (Early spoiler alert – I’m going to some of OS//OS. There’s too many thought provoking speakers, too much opportunity to touch … Continue reading

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Why there’s an opportunity cost in not being in a Biz Dojo


A few months ago I shifted work premises to become part of Australasia’s largest co-working space. My move to Biz Dojo has been great. I wrote a blog last year about its plans to expand its model overseas. As I flippantly … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things (IoT): A slow burn until it can communicate with everything else


Occasionally, you come across a piece of thinking that makes you go, ‘oh, right, that’s a very interesting point’. So it is with a recent article by Toby Ruckert, CEO and Founder of Unified Inbox, a platform to bring and … Continue reading

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“If you don’t love your idea, don’t do it”


If you don’t love your idea, don’t do it. As well as this point, Nick Gerritsen, speaking at Supercharge, a recent startup event that attracted 150+ in Wellington, said that it is possible to smash it big from Aotearoa. Not that … Continue reading

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Hats off to the ‘inventor’ of the combined IT, hi-tech and biotech sectors


Finance Minister Bill English, speaking at the Wellington launch of the 11th TIN100 report, gave Greg Shanahan and his team what amounts to a pretty nice endorsement. “You effectively invented this sector,” English said at the Thursday 29 October gathering … Continue reading

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Startups need to be a ‘little bit evil’


One of the big problems with startups is they’re not ‘evil’ enough. Now there’s a statement bound to make you go ‘huh’. “You need to be a little bit evil,” says Alistair Croll a speaker at Supercharge. Supercharge was a … Continue reading

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Victoria University and National Library connect through 3D


Perhaps it could be called an intersection of printing. So, call it collaboration; a generally increasing awareness of additive manufacturing; or both Victoria University and the National Library’s desire to be more public – but a series of talks on … Continue reading

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BizDojo set to take its ‘co-working space’ model overseas


I had the pleasure of working out of Wellington’s BizDojo about four years ago on a project to collate just who were the local Wellington  companies using R&D in their businesses. If I had to give a description then, I’d … Continue reading

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Right…a way to crunch a business model from good research ideas


Here’s an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It’s Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. Interesting because its the first time a non-digital (as such) Startup Weekend event’s been … Continue reading

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