• Can New Zealand Replicate the Israeli Technology Incubator Model?

    Can New Zealand Replicate the Israeli Technology Incubator Model?

    This is a follow up to yesterday’s post, ‘Importing the Israeli Technology Incubator Model into New Zealand’. In yesterday’s post, I quoted extensively from Oren Gershtein’s explanation in Callaghan Innovation’s recent Accelerate e-zine as to how the Israeli Technology Incubator model worked. Today, I am looking at the New Zealand perspective of this model as […]

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  • Importing the Israeli Incubator model into New Zealand

    Importing the Israeli Incubator model into New Zealand

    Whilst I was offshore, Callaghan Innovation published their regular e-zine, Accelerate. The issue contained an interesting article by Oren Gershtein who has been advising Callaghan on their recent new Business Incubator Program; most specifically, the new tech-focused incubators. In the article, Oren explains the Israeli technology incubator model and its impact on the wider Israeli […]

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  • Building the Wharf42 Offshore Networks

    Building the Wharf42 Offshore Networks

    I am coming to the end of the four week Wharf42 tour of the UK and the US. When I set out from Tauranga last month, it was my intention to reconnect with some of the key offshore networks, Jacqui and I have engaged with in the past. The fact that I set up my […]

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  • Meet the Plug and Play Team

    Meet the Plug and Play Team

    This week, I have been discussing Callaghan Innovation’s recent appointment of WNT Ventures as one of the three new recently-appointed New Zealand tech-focused incubators with Plug and Play International. It is my third visit to Sunnyvale this year and we have been looking at how best to leverage Plug and Play’s networks in Silicon Valley […]

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  • Corporate Venture: Coming to New Zealand

    Corporate Venture: Coming to New Zealand

    Last week, I posted that Callaghan Innovation had appointed WNT Ventures as one of New Zealand’s three newly created Technology-focused incubators. Yesterday, I arrived in Sunnyvale to meet the team at the Plug & Play Tech Center to discuss how we can best host and showcase the best of New Zealand startups and early stage […]

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Startup

Fewer US Startups – Lessons for NZ

Fewer US Startups – Lessons for NZ

One of the benefits of spending time offshore is the ability to map reality against perception. Whilst in the US this week, I have had one of those gotcha moments. I had thought that the number of startups in the US was increasing, particularly in the tech space. According to a piece in Friday’s Wall […]

Silicon Valley

Meet the Plug and Play Team

Meet the Plug and Play Team

This week, I have been discussing Callaghan Innovation’s recent appointment of WNT Ventures as one of the three new recently-appointed New Zealand tech-focused incubators with Plug and Play International. It is my third visit to Sunnyvale this year and we have been looking at how best to leverage Plug and Play’s networks in Silicon Valley […]

New Zealand

Update: Telling the New Zealand Story

Update: Telling the New Zealand Story

This is an update on a post first published three months ago. Then I talked about a presentation given by Steve Smith, co-founder of Craggy Range Vineyards, who spoke about the concept behind the New Zealand Story. The New Zealand Story was launched by the Prime Minister in November 2013 to help New Zealand companies […]