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Idealog—in the ideas business

Possible IPO for Martin Jetpack

Christchurch aero-engineering firm Martin Aircraft, maker of the Martin Jetpack, has appointed a new chief executive to launch its jetpack around the world later this year. More …


Lightning Lab shows off its first green shoots

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Lightning Lab, a lean startup hub of selected neophyte companies located for three months on Wellington’s The Terrace, gave a ‘where we’re at, what we’ve learned’ quickfire talk recently. More …





More angels in the pipeline

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Good news for New Zealand startups: the Angel Association is out to recruit 200 new angel investors over the next year. More …


Gen Y gets a bad rap - is it justified?

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We love to bash Gen Y for being lazy, overprivileged kids who expect everything and give nothing. A fair call? Or are they the future not just of our country but also our economy – and our innovation industry? More …


How Iceland turned things around (and lessons for NZ)

In case you missed it: last week Radio Live interviewed business innovation consultant Matt Yallop about his recent time in Iceland, a country that's made a remarkable economic comeback in the past few years. Perhaps we could use our ... More …



The four skills most entrepreneurs lack

Entrepreneurs need a variety of skills to succeed, from leadership to accountability to determination (in spades) and more. But according to a study by Target Training International, they also tend to lack certain skills as a collective. More …


The R&D spending shuffle of 2012

R&D spending by New Zealand businesses nudged $1.2 billion in 2012, a surge of almost 25 percent since 2010, Statistics New Zealand's latest figures show. More …


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Events

IP basics for entrepreneurs

Who needs IP protection and at what stage should you consider it? What are patents, copyrights and trade marks? More …




Tom Maguire’s wild ride

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It's a familiar entrepreneurial scenario: punter encounters problem, thinks up own way to fix it, sells it on to other punters with similar problems, stands to make stacks of cash. More …