14th October - Introducing the Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator

Creative HQ is excited to be launching New Zealand’s first FinTech Accelerator. A three-month programme designed to turn fledgling businesses into global success stories that could help New Zealand grow its share of a burgeoning global $1 trillion (NZD) industry. CEO Stefan Korn said that there is already a surge of FinTech startups in New…

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…

22nd March - R9 Accelerator – Week 1 & 2 Insights from our NZ Entrepreneurs & Government Innovators

This post is the second 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…

18th January - NZ’s gov tech startup accelerator: What is R9 and why you should get involved

It is fair to say that Mike Riversdale has his fingers in plenty of hacky gov tech startup pies. Part of the startup/open data/government scene since 2007, co founder of Hack Miramar, participant in the first ever R9 Accelerator last year and on the organising team for this year’s 2.0 version of the programme, Mike…

1st October - Learn How Applying Lean Product Development Strategies Yield Faster Results

LEAN 15 is coming to Wellington this October, in a three-day event the first of its kind in Australasia. The conference, coordinated by Creative HQ, is centered on the lean startup business model, and is a series of presentations, discussions, and workshops delivered by 16 lean experts from New Zealand and overseas. Alan Gourdie is…

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 - Tim Pointer on Lean Management Principles for Customer Data

The LEAN 15 conference will soon be upon us, hitting Wellington in early October with sixteen lean entrepreneurs speaking, including Tim Pointer. Creative HQ has coordinated the event, which is the first of its kind in Australasia, providing a chance to learn about how the lean startup business model is valid across all realms of…

25th September - David Bland Talks Lean Innovation Thinking For Startups And Corporates

LEAN 15 is coming to Wellington this October, bringing with it sixteen lean entrepreneurs from across New Zealand and overseas. David Bland is one of those sixteen. He will be speaking about why the lifespan of corporations is in rapid decline, as well as running a hands-on workshop about learning how to apply the lean…

17th September - Ben Kepes Explains What is Lean and Why You Should Care

This October Creative HQ is bringing the LEAN 15 conference to Wellington. Sixteen lean entrepreneurs with a diverse range of backgrounds will be speaking, including Christchurch’s Ben Kepes, who is also the MC of the event. For those wanting to know what is lean innovation and how to get the most out of applying lean methodologies…