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Startup ecosystem stories

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Queensland Govt backs safety-tech firm to tune of $1m
Mon 25 Mar 2019
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queensland government
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safety
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startup ecosystem
“The safety software market is booming, thanks to our customers realising its value in the precarious world we live in,'' says Karen Cantwell.
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Startup Dunedin gets funding boost from Dunedin City Council
Thu 13 Sep 2018
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startup ecosystem
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startup dunedin
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dunedin city council
Donedin’s startup ecosystem is getting a $150,000 boost over the next two years, thanks to the Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Committee.
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Soda Inc creates incubator partnership for Hawke's Bay businesses
Tue 21 Aug 2018
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incubator
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startup ecosystem
Waikato-based incubator Soda Inc is about to throw Hawke’s Bay businesses a valuable lifeline, thanks to a partnership with Business Hawke’s Bay.
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Corporate-startup retreat creates playbook for closer collaboration
Thu 3 May 2018
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innovation
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startup
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corporate
ZeroPoint Ventures hopes the playbook, over time and with further input, will be broadly adopted by the corporate and startup venture community.
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Enterprises must move at startup speed or risk disruption - study
Mon 9 Apr 2018
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innovation
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datacom
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study
A whitepaper by ZeroPoint Ventures says NZ enterprises are failing to innovate at the speed necessary to drive long-term impact and success.
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Record $86m pouring into NZ’s early stage investments
Mon 9 Apr 2018
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pwc
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angel investments
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capital raising
NZVCA estimates that there were over 25 domestic and international funds active in early-stage venture in New Zealand during 2017.
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Singtel Innov8 & NUS to launch Singapore cybersecurity startup hub
Wed 7 Mar 2018
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singtel
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national university of singapore
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cyber security agency of singapore
The hub, called Innovation Cyber Security Ecosystem at Block 71 (ICE71), aims to deepen Singapore’s cybersecurity industry.
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MYOB opens new office in Chch with co-working space for startup customers
Thu 15 Feb 2018
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accounting systems
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myob
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co-working
The building features a wellness room, energy (fitness) room, library, gaming room, IT Genius Bar, internal training room.
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Victory to NSW as new Microsoft accelerator programme announced in Sydney
Wed 14 Feb 2018
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microsoft
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accelerator
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startup ecosystem
Last July, the NSW Government committed $35 million to create a leading startup and innovation hub.
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SODA Inc founder joins EHF fellowship, starts philanthropic venture
Wed 14 Feb 2018
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entrepreneur
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edmund hillary fellowship
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soda inc
Cheryl Reynolds is open to collaborating on new projects, and is actively looking for potential co-founders and partners for 3Cs.
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Co-working provider BizDojo acquired by European platform IWG
Wed 7 Feb 2018
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startup
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mergers and acquisitions
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bizdojo
International company IWG is the owner of workspace companies including Regus, Spaces, No18 and Basepoint.
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Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
Thu 1 Feb 2018
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callaghan innovation
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mbie
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new zealand business
“Māori businesses are more likely to take a holistic or social enterprise approach to business.”
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Call for NZ Govt to establish Institute for Small Business
Tue 16 Jan 2018
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smb
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new zealand business
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nz government
"An entity focused on delivering value to SMBs would be charged with developing well-researched policy advice aimed at enhancing the ecosystem."
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Kiwi fintech startups need to focus more on Asian markets
Wed 29 Nov 2017
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fintech
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creative technologies
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accelerator
Kiwi startups can learn much from what’s happening in Fintech markets in China, India and Vietnam.
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IoT, AI and mobile gaming in the spotlight at startup festival
Thu 16 Nov 2017
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martech
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ai
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iot
Over the next three days, more than 300 startups will congregate in Taiwan’s capital for three days full of innovation, networking, and fun.
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Christchurch EPIC innovation hub’s lease extended by seven years
Mon 30 Oct 2017
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incubator
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startup ecosystem
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epic innovation
The companies within EPIC have grown to build a combined turnover estimated to be in excess of $50 million per annum.
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What you missed at BizDojo Ponsonby’s pre-launch
Thu 5 Oct 2017
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bizdojo
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new zealand business
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events
BizDojo opened up the site of their latest space in Ponsonby today and invited the community to take a peek.
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Digital accelerator ZeroPoint Ventures announces first cohort participants
Tue 26 Sep 2017
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accelerator
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zeropoint ventures
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startup ecosystem
New Zealanders want to build ventures where they live and work, to create strong regional economies and remain in their local support networks.
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Erin Wansbrough appointed as new chief executive for SODA Inc
Mon 18 Sep 2017
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incubator
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appointments
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soda inc
Wansbrough has a passion for entrepreneurship and brings a depth of business experience and knowledge of commercialisation.
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Kiwi Landing Pad marks six-year milestone with six events
Tue 12 Sep 2017
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kiwi landing pad
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events
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entrepreneurship
The Kiwi Landing Pad was established to help selected high growth New Zealand technology companies establish and grow their business in the USA.
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Chinese VC partners with Melbourne to launch Asia-focused startup incubator
Thu 31 Aug 2017
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incubator
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victorian government
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startup ecosystem
Suzhou High-Tech Venture Capital Group is providing up to AU$80m in financial support to run the centre, and develop projects over the next 3 years.
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ZeroPoint Ventures and Datacom announce brainstorming startup-corporate retreat
Wed 23 Aug 2017
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datacom
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events
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zeropoint ventures
The goal of the retreat is to bring startups and corporates together to co-create a new partnership model.
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Startups - Go big, go home, or go sustainable?
Mon 21 Aug 2017
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entrepreneurship
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zeropoint ventures
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startup ecosystem
Thought leaders share their insights at the launch of New Zealand’s first virtual accelerator.
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Wellington to host Startup Weekend
Wed 3 Aug 2011
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startup
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startup weekend
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startup ecosystem
Wellington is to host a marathon start up event in November this year, following a similar Auckland event coming next month.
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