• Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

    Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

    I received an email yesterday from the team at The New Zealand Story. The images and content they provide is designed to help promote accurate perceptions of New Zealand offshore by showcasing the collective values of the New Zealand Story. These are summarised in three chapters: Open Spaces, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Wharf42 has […]

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  • Startup Weekend Tauranga: The pre-Party, The Agenda and More

    Startup Weekend Tauranga: The pre-Party, The Agenda and More

    It is now just two weeks until Startup Weekend Tauranga kicks off. I am really looking forward to joining the Judging panel on the Sunday evening at the Tauranga Art Gallery. Before then however, I am heading off to Silicon Valley to spend some time with Wharf42’s network on that side of the pond. This […]

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

    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 […]

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  • Thursday 23 October: ‘No.8 Re-Wired’ Launches in Tauranga

    Thursday 23 October: ‘No.8 Re-Wired’ Launches in Tauranga

    I am looking forward to Thursday night’s launch of No.8 Re-Wired at the Ignition offices in Tauranga. No.8 Re-Wired was published earlier this month by Penguin Books. The book celebrates the inventions and ingenuity of Kiwis, taking kiwi ingenuity to global success. From well-known innovations (human flight, the discovery of DNA and the creation of the […]

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  • Why Xero is important for the New Zealand technology sector

    Why Xero is important for the New Zealand technology sector

    Xero is, for many, the poster child of the New Zealand ICT sector. I have watched it grow from its very early days. Whilst Rod Drury led the team in New Zealand, co-founder Hamish Edwards was selling the Xero story to accountants in the UK. Its growth has been prodigious. Ever since its inception, Xero […]

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Raising Capital

The Gospel according to John (well, he is an Angel)

The Gospel according to John (well, he is an Angel)

Last night, I joined a group of Enterprise Angel members and friends at the ‘Angel at my Table’ event at the Tauranga Art Gallery. We were joined by a number of participants taking part in the upcoming Startup Weekend Tauranga. It was a cool gathering. Earlier in the day, I had had the opportunity to […]

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

Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

Sharing the New Zealand Story with Silicon Valley

I received an email yesterday from the team at The New Zealand Story. The images and content they provide is designed to help promote accurate perceptions of New Zealand offshore by showcasing the collective values of the New Zealand Story. These are summarised in three chapters: Open Spaces, Open Hearts and Open Minds. Wharf42 has […]