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Idealog—in the ideas business


The lowdown on Auckland Startup Weekend 2013

He dishes out tough business love in every issue of Idealog, and next month you could be on the receiving end of some #realtalk from biz consultant/investor Lance Wiggs live at Auckland Startup Weekend. More …



TE Connectivity buys a slice of PowerbyProxi

Local company PowerbyProxi has just closed a $5 million Series C funding round, with US-based TE Connectivity taking a share in the business, and existing investor, New Zealand VC firm Movac, also upping its stake. More …



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 …