• Seasons Greetings from the team at Wharf42

    Seasons Greetings from the team at Wharf42

    2014 has been a stunning year and 2015 promises much more of the same. The past twelve months have witnessed the formation of the Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator, the successful bid by WNT Ventures to become one of just three New Zealand tech-focused incubators and, most recently, the announcement by Wharf42 of the […]

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  • 2104 Highlights: Wharf42 announces the Meteoroid Program

    2104 Highlights: Wharf42 announces the Meteoroid Program

    It was great to be able to finally pull some of the wraps off Wharf42′s 2015 Silicon Valley Acceleration Program. It even had a name and a logo: Meteoroid by name, Meteoroid by nature. The announcement has set the tone for much of Wharf42′s activity for 2015. We look forward to working with a host […]

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  • 2014 Highlights: WNT Ventures Transforms BOP Profile

    2014 Highlights: WNT Ventures Transforms BOP Profile

    Of all the Wharf42 highlights of the past year, the announcement by Steven Joyce, New Zealand ICT Minister, that WNT Ventures had been selected as one of Callaghan Innovation‘s three new Technology-focused incubators back in July, was a standout achievement. The selection was the result of six months intense collaboration with our fellow Bay of […]

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  • 2014 Highlights: Wharf42 Partners with Venture Centre

    2014 Highlights: Wharf42 Partners with Venture Centre

    As we continue to focus on Wharf42′s highlights of the year, we check out the partnership announcement we first posted back in June with Venture Centre and Plenty of Innovation . This announcement was a great illustration of just how far the Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty entrepreneurial ecosystem had developed over the previous […]

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  • 2014 Highlights: Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator

    2014 Highlights: Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator

    As we approach the Christmas break, we are taking a look back at some of the highlights of Wharf42′s  past 12 months. Undoubtedly, one of the key highlights was the announcement in March of the launch of the Wharf42 Plug and Play Technology Incubator. This was to be the forerunner of a number of initiatives […]

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Raising Capital

Why the Meteoroid Growth Fund is Significant

Why the Meteoroid Growth Fund is Significant

This post has been prompted by the number of enquiries received since I first announced the setting up of the Meteoroid Growth Fund on Friday. As numerous previous posts on this blog have pointed out, much of the mission of Wharf42 is based on my personal experience of living and working in Silicon Valley. I […]

Maori Business

Wharf42 Partners with Tuia Innovation

Wharf42 Partners with Tuia Innovation

Tuia Innovation is a group of specialist commercial advisors with a focus on assisting Maori to extract better returns from their assets and the opportunities available to them through science and technology-driven innovation. Wharf42’s partners in Tuia Innovation include The Tuia Group, SODA Inc, the Federation of Maori Authorities, WNT Ventures, LIFTOFF and SVX. The […]

New Zealand

Can New Zealand be a Start-up Nation?

Can New Zealand be a Start-up Nation?

I have just returned from a week’s vacation in Bali. It was sorely needed. The recent launch of the Meteoroid Program and the final bedding in of WNT Ventures meant that some time out was due. The break also gave me a chance to read Dan Senor & Paul Singer’s fascinating book, ‘Start-up Nation’, the […]