• Supporting New Zealand Entrepreneurs

    Supporting New Zealand Entrepreneurs

    When Geoffrey Moore wrote his seminal book, ‘Crossing the Chasm’, he argued that there is a chasm between the early adopters of a product (the technology enthusiasts and visionaries) and the early majority (the pragmatists). Moore believed that visionaries and pragmatists have very different expectations, and he attempted to explore those differences and suggest techniques […]

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  • Commercialising New Zealand Research

    Commercialising New Zealand Research

    Over the years, New Zealand’s Universities and Crown Research Institutes have generated significant publicly-funded research outcomes and IP capable of matching the rest of the world. It is perhaps one of the country’s best kept secrets. Private sector startup and early stage businesses founders and entrepreneurs by contrast tend to talk much more freely and […]

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  • The Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator

    The Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator

    On 4th March, we announced the launch of the Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator. You can view the media release here. Over the coming weeks, we will provide further insight into its operation and how it is intended to support Wharf42′s mission to assist help commercialise New Zealand IP-based ideas and products and take […]

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  • Follow Wharf42 on Social Media

    Follow Wharf42 on Social Media

    To make it easy to follow Wharf42, the list below is a quick link to our social media channels. Follow us on our Blog http://wharf42.co.nz/blog/ Follow us on LinkedIn http://linkd.in/1aiGTY9 Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Wharf42HQ Follow us on Twitter @Wharf42HQ If you have any comments on Wharf42, please contact us directly via our Contact Us […]

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Startup

3.00am Good Friday? It must be an Astia C-Suite Screening

3.00am Good Friday? It must be an Astia C-Suite Screening

OK. Not perhaps planned by the good team at Astia, but this is what living in New Zealand is all about. We might now be 5 hours behind California, but we will always be one day ahead. So my alarm is set for 2.45am tomorrow morning. Founded in 1999 in Silicon Valley, Astia is an […]

Silicon Valley

NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – IDEO & Stanford

NZTE Better By Design US Study Tour 2013 – IDEO & Stanford

When I woke up this morning in Sunnyvale, the weather outside was dull and cloudy. This is very different from the hot, clear skies the NZTE Better By Design US Tour delegation experienced in July last year when we first visited IDEO in Palo Alto. Diego Rodrigues and Perry Klebahn were to become mentors during […]

New Zealand

Telling the New Zealand Story

Telling the New Zealand Story

On Monday night, I joined several Bay of Plenty CEO’s here in Tauranga to listen to Steve Smith, co-founder of Craggy Range Vineyards talk about the New Zealand Story. Steve is one of the three private sector representatives on the New Zealand Story Advisory Board. The New Zealand Story was launched by the Prime Minister […]