22nd November - Growth Hacking Techniques for New Zealand Startups

We wrote this article for Straight Up, a monthly startup resource that tackles common sticking points of early stage startups. Get yourself on the list for the next Straight Up edition here. “Growth Hacking is a mindset, that means anyone in any industry can do it right now!” This is the message that you are…

9th August - Loomio; building trust through open source

We created this article for Straight Up, a monthly startup resource that tackles common sticking points of early stage startups. Get yourself on the list for the next Straight Up edition here. Loomio was created by a group of Occupy activists, social entrepreneurs, and software developers who met at Enspiral. The team wanted a way…

5th August - Mentor Insight: Mikey Williams; sharing his secret sauce to open-source

Do you share your secret ingredient with others or keep it hidden away under lock and key? Imagine dining at a restaurant that serves 100% locally sourced produce. Alongside your meal, you’re given the full recipe. You know exactly what’s in the meal and where the ingredients came from. Better yet, you’re free to make…

15th June - Big wins, fast fails & most inspiring moments pre Lightning Lab XX Demo Day

With Lightning Lab XX Demo Day right around the corner, (pitches start tomorrow at 4pm to be exact) we spoke with four of the nine female led teams to get an insider perspective on the 4-month mentorship-driven business acceleration programme. Little Yellow Bird, Patternsnap, Music Ecademy and Sipreme shared their big wins, fast fails, most…

17th May - R9 Accelerator – Week 9 & 10 Insights from our NZ Entrepreneurs & Government Innovators

This post is the sixth in our fortnightly series documenting the successes, challenges and overall progress of the NZ entrepreneurs and govt innovators currently working on government/business interaction opportunities as part of the R9 Accelerator, powered by Better for Business and based out of Creative HQ. Each post alternates between the 9 teams to profile half each…

3rd May - R9 Accelerator – Week 7 & 8 Insights from our NZ Entrepreneurs & Government Innovators

This post is the fifth in our fortnightly series documenting the successes, challenges and overall progress of the NZ entrepreneurs and govt innovators currently working on government/business interaction opportunities as part of the R9 Accelerator, powered by Better for Business and based out of Creative HQ. Each post alternates between the 9 teams to profile half each…

12th April - Stefan Korn Appointed to Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group

Creative HQ is delighted to announce CEO Stefan Korn’s appointment to Callaghan Innovation’s Stakeholder Advisory Group by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce, along with the appointment of The Icehouse CEO Andy Hamilton.    Callaghan Innovation is the government agency that helps businesses succeed through technology and R&D in New Zealand. The Stakeholder Advisory Group…

5th April - R9 Accelerator – Week 3 & 4 Insights from our NZ Entrepreneurs & Government Innovators

This post is the third in our fortnightly series documenting the successes, challenges and overall progress of the NZ entrepreneurs and govt innovators currently working on government/business interaction opportunities as part of the R9 Accelerator, powered by Better for Business and based out of Creative HQ. Each post alternates between the 10 teams to profile 5 each…

14th March - Ideas Forum 7×7 Returns to Wellington to Celebrate Local Innovators

Ideas forum 7×7 is back after an eight year hiatus to celebrate Wellington’s creativity and inspire new thinking by connecting local innovators from across the city’s diverse sectors. The 2016 7×7 will kick-off at 5.30pm on Friday 18th March at the Ministry for the Environment (23 Kate Sheppard Place), with seven individuals or collaborations given just…

9th March - R9 Accelerator Bootcamp – Meet the Teams

This post is the first in our fortnightly series documenting the successes, challenges and overall progress of the 10 teams currently working on government/business interaction opportunities as part of the R9 Accelerator. Tender Chat | Catherine & Natalie What you are working on? We’re working on making tendering easier for both business and government. We want…