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Avarni appoints David Payne & Daniel Jarosch in key roles
Last week
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cloud services
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public cloud
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aws
Avarni, a leading decarbonisation firm, appoints David Payne as its Chief Commercial Officer and Daniel Jarosch as board Chairman, marking a new phase of global growth.
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Digital skills academy launched for UK tech entrepreneurs
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jobs
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digital economy
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startup ecosystem
Barclays has initiated the Eagle Labs Academy, a free digital platform to foster and equip UK's future tech entrepreneurs.
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Dovetail appoints Poppy Trewhella as partnerships director
Tue, 26th Apr 2022
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nz
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startup ecosystem
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dovetail
Dovetail, an Australian venture studio, appoints Poppy Trewhella as its first venture partnerships director to drive startups' partnerships.
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Slyp appoints Jude Blankfield as chief of staff
Tue, 26th Apr 2022
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martech
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cx
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partner programmes
Jude Blankfield, Slyp's head of marketing, has been appointed chief of staff to create decision-making efficiency and support business strategy.
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Slyp appoints Jude Blankfield as Chief of staff
Tue, 26th Apr 2022
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partner programmes
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business strategy
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sydney
Jude Blankfield, head of marketing, has been appointed as the first chief of staff at Slyp to support business strategy and ensure aligned leadership decisions.
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Dovetail appoints Poppy Trewhella as Venture Partnerships Director
Tue, 26th Apr 2022
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nz
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startup ecosystem
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dovetail
Dovetail Ventures appoints Poppy Trewhella as its first venture partnerships director, to drive partnerships with tech startups in Australia and New Zealand.
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Queensland Govt backs safety-tech firm to tune of $1m
Mon, 25th Mar 2019
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queensland government
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safety
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startup ecosystem
Queensland Government invests $1m in safety-tech company TicTocTrack to enhance its integrated tracking software platform.
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Startup Dunedin gets funding boost from Dunedin City Council
Thu, 13th 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, 21st Aug 2018
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incubator
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soda inc
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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, 3rd May 2018
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zeropoint ventures
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startup ecosystem
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startups
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, 9th Apr 2018
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datacom
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study
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zeropoint ventures
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, 9th 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, 7th 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, 15th Feb 2018
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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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, 14th Feb 2018
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microsoft
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accelerator
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startup ecosystem
Microsoft ScaleUp chooses Sydney for tech startup boost, joining global tech hubs with local talent in focus.
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SODA Inc founder joins EHF fellowship, starts philanthropic venture
Wed, 14th Feb 2018
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entrepreneur
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cios
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edmund hillary fellowship
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, 7th Feb 2018
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business
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m&a
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bizdojo
IWG expands NZ footprint, acquiring local co-working star BizDojo, uniting flexible office leaders.
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Maori entrepreneurship thriving in Waikato and Coromandel regions
Thu, 1st Feb 2018
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business
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callaghan innovation
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mbie
Waikato region sees growth in Māori business enterprise, says Waikato Innovation Park advisor. Māori businesses seeking support has increased to 16 percent.
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Call for NZ Govt to establish Institute for Small Business
Tue, 16th Jan 2018
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business
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smb
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nz government
Businessman Tenby Powell is calling for the establishment of an Institute for Small Business to support SMEs in New Zealand.
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Kiwi fintech startups need to focus more on Asian markets
Wed, 29th Nov 2017
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fintech
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creative technologies
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accelerator
NZ fintech must eye Asian markets, says expert, citing rapid innovation leaps.
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IoT, AI and mobile gaming in the spotlight at startup festival
Thu, 16th Nov 2017
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gaming
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contact centre
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martech
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, 30th 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, 5th Oct 2017
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bizdojo
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co-working
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business
BizDojo unveils Ponsonby's creative co-working hub, hinting at a global 100-site plan amid a 300% growth spurt.
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Digital accelerator ZeroPoint Ventures announces first cohort participants
Tue, 26th 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.