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Capital
Rubber Monkey gears up for Aussie market with latest capital raise
July 2022
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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Cloud
Microsoft launches Startups Founders Hub Platform in Asia
April 2022
"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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Cryptocurrency
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
March 2022
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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auDA
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
March 2022
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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Startup
Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
September 2021
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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Frost & Sullivan
COVID-19 hasn't dampened A/NZ entrepreneurial spirit, study finds
April 2021
“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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Entrepreneur
NTT and Red Bull Basement encourage entrepreneurial students to 'innovate for good'
September 2020
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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Women in Technology
MYOB backs Kiwi women's business goals
April 2020
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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Mastercard
NZ takes #2 spot in best markets for women entrepreneurs
November 2019
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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Cloud
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
September 2019
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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Google
Young Kiwi scientist competes at Google Science Fair
July 2019
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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Entrepreneur
Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
June 2019
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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Innovation
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
April 2019
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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Startup
NZ entrepreneur launches app to make travel easier
March 2019
The web app streamlines flight and hotel bookings by keeping an organisation’s passenger details on the one platform.
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Entrepreneur
GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
December 2018
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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Entrepreneur
Soda Inc celebrates Kiwi entrepreneurship
November 2018
“Ninety seven percent of what you are holding on to as a founder can be delegated," says Jenene Crossan.
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App development
Passphere capital raise heralds new dawn of event ticketing
October 2018
“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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Facebook
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
October 2018
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
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Entrepreneur
Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
October 2018
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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Digital Transformation
Cofounder of NZ-born firm Adeption lights up Times Square
August 2018
New Zealand born firm Adeption got a prominent place in New York’s Times Square last week.
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Innovation
Brothers behind Kiwi Connect scoop Kea Friends of New Zealand Award
June 2018
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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NZTech
Top tech entrepreneur to be awarded Kea World Class NZ Award
June 2018
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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Startup
Two Kiwis make the cut for Coca-Cola Amatil startup programme
June 2018
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the short-list of startups who have earned their place in the inaugural ‘Xcelerate’ programme.
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Startup
Startups owned by women attract less funds – but earn more money
June 2018
A study has revealed the average women-owned startup receives less than half the funding of their male counterparts, despite earning more revenue.