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Microsoft launches Startups Founders Hub Platform in Asia
"Our cloud services and solutions are designed to empower founders to concentrate on what they do best - innovate at their own pace."
Visa launches program to help SMBs navigate NFTs and crypto
Visa has launched a one-year immersion program designed to bring together a global cohort of entrepreneurs interested in building their business with NFTs.
Launch of direct .au domain extension an opportunity for entrepreneurs
The launch of the .au domain comes as Australian businesses cite local competition as their second-biggest challenge in 2022 after the pandemic.
Six60 backed Sidehustle app launches - the social marketplace app for entrepreneurs
Sidehustle Ecommerce launches Sidehustle, a social marketplace app where brands and individuals can buy, sell and rent items, and find and list jobs.
Frost & Sullivan
COVID-19 hasn't dampened A/NZ entrepreneurial spirit, study finds
“Entrepreneurs are the engine-room of the business ecosystem and are vital for a healthy economy here in Australia, New Zealand and across APAC."
NTT and Red Bull Basement encourage entrepreneurial students to 'innovate for good'
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.
Women in Technology
MYOB backs Kiwi women's business goals
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.
NZ takes #2 spot in best markets for women entrepreneurs
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.
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
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.
Young Kiwi scientist competes at Google Science Fair
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?
Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
Callaghan Innovation: 'Unicorns' create $34b for New Zealand
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.
NZ entrepreneur launches app to make travel easier
The web app streamlines flight and hotel bookings by keeping an organisation’s passenger details on the one platform.
GirlBoss wins 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award
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.
Soda Inc celebrates Kiwi entrepreneurship
“Ninety seven percent of what you are holding on to as a founder can be delegated," says Jenene Crossan.
Passphere capital raise heralds new dawn of event ticketing
“We want to establish ourselves as the premium ticketing platform to help event organisers understand their event attendees even more,” says founder Ezel Kokcu.
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
Venture Up accelerator for young entepreneurs coming to Queenstown
The mountainous backdrop of Queenstown is set to become the location of Creative HQ’s newest 2019 Venture Up accelerator for young entrepreneurs.
Cofounder of NZ-born firm Adeption lights up Times Square
New Zealand born firm Adeption got a prominent place in New York’s Times Square last week.
Brothers behind Kiwi Connect scoop Kea Friends of New Zealand Award
With luck, our nation can help lead the way, by example, through the challenges of today into a beautiful tomorrow,” comments Brian Monahan.
Top tech entrepreneur to be awarded Kea World Class NZ Award
There's often resistance from Asian businesses because they don’t know about New Zealand’s tech ingenuity – something Mitchell Pham finds frustrating.
Two Kiwis make the cut for Coca-Cola Amatil startup programme
Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the short-list of startups who have earned their place in the inaugural ‘Xcelerate’ programme.
Startups owned by women attract less funds – but earn more money
A study has revealed the average women-owned startup receives less than half the funding of their male counterparts, despite earning more revenue.
SaltDNA’s Joe Boyle on the journey to building a cybersecurity business
Looking beyond the need to safely store data, Joe has developed software that enables the secure sharing of information across global teams.