• VIDEO: Wharf42 and the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

    VIDEO: Wharf42 and the Silicon Valley Ecosystem

    Yesterday, I posted an article announcing that Wharf42 will launch its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program on Friday 7th November at Startup Weekend Tauranga. Back in March this year, I announced the launch of the Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator. You can view the media release here. Since then, I have visited the Sunnyvale […]

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  • Wharf42 to launch its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program

    Wharf42 to launch its 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program

    It was back in March this year when I first announced that Wharf42 and the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale had come together to create a joint Technology Incubator. I have visited Sunnyvale three times this year. I travel there again next month. Providing access to the Silicon Valley ecosystem is critically important […]

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  • Tauranga, 6 October: ‘Angel at My Table’, with John Huston

    Tauranga, 6 October: ‘Angel at My Table’, with John Huston

    Startup Weekend Tauranga, in association with Enterprise Angels, are organising a night with a difference at the Tauranga Art Gallery on 6th October. Starting at 5.00pm, three prominent angel investors are going to sit in a dragon’s den set. Rather than listening to entrepreneurs pitch as would be the norm, the role is to be […]

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  • Are you ready for NXT?

    Are you ready for NXT?

    Have you even heard of NXT? If the NZX (the New Zealand Stock Exchange) get their way, for investors who understand the risk profile of higher-growth companies, NXT will provide an opportunity to gain exposure to the next generation of kiwi companies. The launch of NXT and the NXT Market Rules are both subject to […]

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  • Join the ‘Doing Business with the USA’ Tauranga Roadshow

    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 […]

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Raising Capital

Tauranga, 6 October: ‘Angel at My Table’, with John Huston

Tauranga, 6 October: ‘Angel at My Table’, with John Huston

Startup Weekend Tauranga, in association with Enterprise Angels, are organising a night with a difference at the Tauranga Art Gallery on 6th October. Starting at 5.00pm, three prominent angel investors are going to sit in a dragon’s den set. Rather than listening to entrepreneurs pitch as would be the norm, the role is to be […]

Maori Business

Te Hekenga Conference: 18-19 Sept, Tauranga

Te Hekenga Conference: 18-19 Sept, Tauranga

The Tauranga Māori Business Association is hosting the third National Hui for Māori Business Networks and Maori SME’s from 18-19 September at the ASB Arena, Baypark, Tauranga. I posted an article about the importance of the Maori economy to New Zealand last month. It is growing rapidly and has the potential to transform the lives […]

New Zealand

Creating a New Zealand Central North Island Ecosystem

Creating a New Zealand Central North Island Ecosystem

Over the past few weeks, I have posted several articles about WNT Ventures and the significance of its selection as a new tech-focused incubator to both Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty. That significance is real and its implementation has significant long-term implications for both the city and the region. WNT Ventures is not […]