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…

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…

14th October - Starting a Business using a Lean Business Plan Template

Justin Wilcox was one of the sixteen lean entrepreneurs speaking at the LEAN 15 conference that took place in Wellington in October. This event, coordinated by Creative HQ, was a chance for anyone to learn about lean startup methodologies, not only startups, but non-profits, services, government and corporates too. The three-day event took place in…

2nd October - Educating Business Leaders on Using the Lean Mindset for Inspiration

Christina is the founder of Wodtke Consulting, a successful practice she has run for 14 years. She also teaches at California College of the Arts and at Stanford Continuing Ed, as well as running regular corporate workshops on innovation and execution, in a beautiful blend of industries, teaching business to designers and design to business…

2nd October - How Lean is Changing Business Leadership Strategies

Early this October LEAN 15 is coming to Wellington, reeling in lean entrepreneurs and leading design thinkers like Sonya Crosby from across New Zealand and overseas. Creative HQ is coordinating the immersive three-day conference, which is the first lean business focused event in Australasia. It is set to challenge and inspire attendees, with lean experts including…

1st October - Lean Government & Business Solutions for Creating Minimum Viable Products

In a first for Australasia, Wellington is hosting a conference dedicated to lean business practices and redefining what the future’s successful business model looks like. LEAN 15 is an intensive three-day event delivered by Creative HQ, bringing together leading lean entrepreneurs and businesspeople from around New Zealand and overseas. Andrew Bardsley is one of sixteen…

28th September - Lean Entrepreneurship: Changing the Way We Look at Education – Chris Clay

Chris Clay is one of sixteen lean entrepreneurs speaking at the upcoming LEAN 15 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. This event, delivered by Creative HQ, is a chance to learn about lean startup methodologies, the future of business, and how these tools are relevant not only to startups, but non-profits, services, government and corporates too….

28th September - Business Concepts of the Future Using the Lean Approach – Nick Gerritsen

Lean innovation thinking is the future of business. In a first for Australasia, a three day conference dedicated to lean startup methodologies and offering world-class speakers, hands on workshops and engaging discussion is available right here in Wellington. Delivered by Creative HQ, LEAN 15 is bringing together sixteen lean entrepreneurs to convince you just how…

28th September - Lean 15 Provides New Zealand Opportunities in New Lean Business Model Innovations

Larry Lieberman, along with sixteen other top minds and creative business entrepreneurs, will soon be making his way to Wellington as part of LEAN 15. The conference, coordinated by Creative HQ, is a three-day lean intensive event set to inspire transformation of companies still favoring the traditional business model. Corporates, governments, services, and non-profits would…

25th September - Applying Lean Methodology Principles to Build Creative Teams

Wellington is welcoming sixteen lean innovators this October, who will be speaking at the LEAN 15 conference. Josh Seiden is one of those sixteen, and he will be speaking about designing the social systems needed for today’s products and services, as well presenting a workshop about identifying opportunities for innovation. LEAN 15 here to educate…