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Castlepoint's CEO named RegTech female entrepreneur of the year
Tue 1 Nov 2022
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Judged by an expert cross-industry panel, the awards celebrate the association’s members who have achieved the most significant impact over the last year.
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Rubber Monkey gears up for Aussie market with latest capital raise
Wed 6 Jul 2022
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Rubber Monkey is seeking to raise up to NZ$2.5 million of new capital through online investment platform, Snowball Effect.
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Microsoft launches Startups Founders Hub Platform in Asia
Wed 6 Apr 2022
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"Our cloud services and solutions are designed to empower founders to concentrate on what they do best - innovate at their own pace."
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Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Thu 31 Mar 2022
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Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
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Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
Wed 16 Mar 2022
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The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
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Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
Tue 14 Sep 2021
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Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
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COVID-19 hasn't dampened ANZ entrepreneurial spirit, study finds
Wed 21 Apr 2021
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“Entrepreneurs are the engine-room of the business ecosystem and are vital for a healthy economy here in Australia, New Zealand and across APAC."
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NTT and Red Bull Basement encourage entrepreneurial students to 'innovate for good'
Fri 11 Sep 2020
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This year's program encourages the next generation of diverse thinking and innovation and is centred around finding solutions to the world's problems using technology to create positive change.
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MYOB backs Kiwi women's business goals
Mon 6 Apr 2020
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MYOB recently launched a Stand Tall, Leap High resource centre, which aims to help Kiwi women find inspiration from some of the country’s most successful female entrepreneurs.
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NZ takes #2 spot in best markets for women entrepreneurs
Thu 28 Nov 2019
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New Zealand is second only to the United States for being the most conducive country to women’s entrepreneurship, a new report from Mastercard revealed today.
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Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
Wed 25 Sep 2019
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This month Christchurch has hosted two key events designed to encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation within New Zealand, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability.
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Young Kiwi scientist competes at Google Science Fair
Fri 26 Jul 2019
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At this time of year there are plenty of foggy patches around the country – but what if it was possible to turn that fog into drinkable water?
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Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
Mon 17 Jun 2019
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This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
Mon 8 Apr 2019
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New Zealand ‘unicorns’ behind some of New Zealand’s most successful innovation businesses like Rocket Lab, Xero, and LanzaTech have helped to create more than $34 billion in value to the country.
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NZ entrepreneur launches app to make travel easier
Thu 7 Mar 2019
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The web app streamlines flight and hotel bookings by keeping an organisation’s passenger details on the one platform.
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GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
Tue 11 Dec 2018
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The people have spoken – GirlBoss CEO and founder Alexia Hilbertidou has been crowned this year’s Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Emerging Alumni of the Year.
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Soda Inc celebrates Kiwi entrepreneurship
Thu 22 Nov 2018
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“Ninety seven percent of what you are holding on to as a founder can be delegated," says Jenene Crossan.
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Passphere capital raise heralds new dawn of event ticketing
Tue 30 Oct 2018
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“We want to establish ourselves as the premium ticketing platform to help event organisers understand their event attendees even more,” says founder Ezel Kokcu.
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Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
Mon 15 Oct 2018
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The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
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Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
Tue 9 Oct 2018
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The mountainous backdrop of Queenstown is set to become the location of Creative HQ’s newest 2019 Venture Up accelerator for young entrepreneurs.
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Cofounder of NZ-born firm Adeption lights up Times Square
Mon 20 Aug 2018
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New Zealand born firm Adeption got a prominent place in New York’s Times Square last week.
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Brothers behind Kiwi Connect scoop Kea Friends of New Zealand Award
Mon 25 Jun 2018
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With luck, our nation can help lead the way, by example, through the challenges of today into a beautiful tomorrow,” comments Brian Monahan.
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Top tech entrepreneur to be awarded Kea World Class NZ Award
Wed 20 Jun 2018
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There's often resistance from Asian businesses because they don’t know about New Zealand’s tech ingenuity – something Mitchell Pham finds frustrating.
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Two Kiwis make the cut for Coca-Cola Amatil startup programme
Fri 15 Jun 2018
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Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the short-list of startups who have earned their place in the inaugural ‘Xcelerate’ programme.
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