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BizDojo set to take its co-working space model overseas

Monday, 24 August 2015, 12:23 pm | sticK

I had the pleasure of working out of Wellington's BizDojo about four years ago on a project to collate just who were the local Wellington companies using R&D in their businesses. More >>

Right...a way to crunch a business model from good rese

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 8:55 am | sticK

Here's an interesting innovation move, one to be applauded. It's Startup Weekend Science and Research, in Wellington at Creative HQ from Friday July 3 to Sunday 5. More >>

At last...an innovation accelerator aimed at physical produc

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 10:11 am | sticK

Right, something you can get your teeth into...literally – Lightning Lab Manufacturing. So, instead of a 12 week accelerator to figure out how to take a digital idea out to the world, the same sort of programme but aimed at a physical product. Great. More >>

We miss out on knowing about our hot and cool companies

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 10:07 am | sticK

One of the downsides of the implosion in traditional news media is that celebratory stories get little or no coverage. The general public, who in general love to hear of clever and innovative New Zealand companies therefore have only a minor awareness ... More >>

Is Startup Weekend missing a middle-aged trick?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 9:46 am | sticK

As one of many simultaneous events taking place around the world, the Wellington Startup Weekend took place on April 10 – 12 at Creative HQ. Now one of the purposes of the weekend event is not necessarily to create new businesses, but as much to ... More >>

Do Kiwis have a certain je ne sais quoi around Startups?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:24 am | sticK

Having been lucky enough to be around a couple of startup things in the past few weeks – I'll take the opportunity to reflect. More >>

Peter Kerr Asks. ''Where's The Diagram?'' - #OSOS2015

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:08 pm | Peter Kerr

It is slightly sacrilegious to say it, but there's aspects of Open Source Open Society that I don't get. More >>


Monday, 13 April 2015, 8:08 pm | sticK

The OS//OS (Open Source//Open Society) conference has got itself a new definition – at least for the OS bit. OVER SOLD! More >>

Open for Thinking, Participation & Collaboration: Peter Kerr

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:58 am | Peter Kerr

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. Open Source//Open Society (OS//OS). As a digital immigrant who has, without sometimes knowing why, gone down he android path for my devices, I’m inherently ... More >>

Open for thinking, open for participation, for collaboration

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 8:48 am | sticK

The name of the two day Wellington conference on Thursday and Friday 16/17 April says it all. More >>

Why an open-source news and views site needs reinvention

Monday, 23 February 2015, 11:48 am | sticK

Scoop's in the middle of an attempt to change its ownership and business structure from individual shareholders to community (to be designed). It has just launched a PledgeMe crowd funding bid. The metaphor that applies is not unlike the tragedy ... More >>

A picture's worth a thousand words...or not in our case

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 10:40 am | sticK

I'm a sucker for a good diagram – a picture's worth a thousand words and all that jazz. So I thought I'd see what, if anything, came up in a search about New Zealand's science and innovation system. More >>

Bringing Biggs to the party an inspired move

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:05 pm | sticK

The appointment of Peter Biggs as inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, is an inspired bargain. More >>

Shanahan debunks plucky NZ punching above its weight

Friday, 24 October 2014, 9:29 am | sticK

You have to give the effusive and self-effacing Greg Shanahan his due. More >>

Of course nobody notices – there's no photo opportunity!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:30 am | sticK

Naturally it has escaped the attention of mainstream media... But, the fact is that two Kiwi IT companies are still in, and contributing to, the world's largest IT project – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope. More >>

Name change signals expanded ability for patent owners

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:25 pm | sticK

A name's an important clue to how a company represents itself to the world. So, the change to IP Nexus from IP Exchange represents a business and philosophical change for the Hong Kong based but globally oriented company. More >>

Should you bother with VC funding...the numbers suggest no

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 10:12 am | sticK

The scramble that many startups make to secure venture capital funding may be detrimental to the budding business's health. More >>

Is the future for our sheep their milk?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014, 9:23 am | sticK

Being the farm raised boy I am, I'm keen on the idea of clever new and profitable products from our ability to convert sunlight, soil and water into them. More >>

Local, thinks global and gets asked if it is for sale

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 10:57 am | sticK

Many Kiwis struggle to appreciate the size of the global internet market, and how to tap into it says John-Daniel Trask. More >>

A buried treat in Wordpress's Terms of Service

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 9:05 am | sticK

It's in keeping with the spirit of Wordpress that its Terms of Service are simple, freely available to be repurposed by others, and, the tiniest bit quirky. More >>





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