SODA Inc is a Hamilton-based founder incubator that positions itself ‘on the side of the entrepreneur.’ Established seven years ago, the organisation flipped its model at the start of 2015 to run as lean as possible and in turn devote more to its startups.
Wellington’s Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has today launched a new innovation hub, Mahuki, which will look to offer local entrepreneurs a residential program through which they can develop new products and experiences for the culture, heritage, and learning sectors.
The rise of smartphones has seen social media platforms and sites like YouTube flooded with amateur footage of everything from concerts and sporting events through to random events on the street. These videos are becoming increasingly valuable to brands looking to cash in on the next viral video or build a buzz around events but, let’s be honest, social media is full of shaky videos shot in portrait.
New Zealand accelerator program Lightning Lab has announced the inclusion of Chinese startup LiangMa into its latest program intake, with the hosting of an overseas team expected to help foster a cultural exchange between the New Zealand and Chinese startup ecosystem.
Lightning Lab XX is New Zealand’s first ever female focused accelerator programme and has announced the seven teams who will be participating in a three month mentorship-driven accelerator.
I have spoken many times in the last 12 months about how impressed I am by the New Zealand startup ecosystem. There are a number of initiatives and programs being rolled out there that I feel we should be launching in Australia. One of those programs is Venture Up, a youth entrepreneurship accelerator specifically for 16 to 24 year olds.
Christchurch-based Bamtino, founded by Adrien Taylor, is a platform that works by connecting users to makers who build a variety of bespoke products.
Vizbot is a customer based web application platform predominantly for those agents who are architects, builders and property developers that apply through the local councils for building consent applications. With the platform, agents can now throw away their manuals and forms and apply for everything online.
HoloSpace is literally a hologram through which you can custom build your own products and be taken on an educational journey when you look to buy a product.
New Zealand equity crowdfunding startup PledgeMe has announced it has applied for a peer-to-peer lending licence that will allow it to launch to the public its new product PledgeMe.Debt, a debt crowdfunding platform that will allow organisations big and small, from companies to co-ops, to reach out to crowds to fund bigger and better campaigns.
Hunchbuzz helps to track all the insights that a HR, Change and Transformation or Innovation department within a company should be. The startup was founded by Tom Mitchell and Steve Graham and is based out of Wellington, New Zealand.
Gelato.io is a tool for API documentation. The platform is focused on giving more to developers building stuff on top of a company’s API and trying to make the documentation portion of that really easy.
When it was originally accepted into New Zealand’s Lightning Lab Accelerator MishGuru was a platform that would allow people to custom design and print their own 3D horse shoes, with the grand idea being around automating the process of shoeing horses.
The average internet user accepted long ago that, by being online, they were giving up their privacy in one way or another; iTunes’ terms and conditions could have been asking for first born children, but no one ever bothered to read through and find out. But with the rise of smartphones has come a growing awareness of just how much other people can learn from our data, and users are getting wary.
Farming is a multi-billion dollar industry and in terms of new technologies, the AgriTech space is one of the fastest growing on the planet right now. As the industry struggles to manage the growth of the world’s food resources in trying conditions, startups are beginning to create ways to make operations more efficient and cost effective.