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…

15th September - China looks to Wellington to disrupt home market

A collaboration between Wellington-based innovation hub, Creative HQ, and the Chengdu government is creating cross-border networks that could promote the capital as a global provider of innovation services. The Chinese government has identified innovation as a central pillar of China’s 5-year economic development strategy, and in November 2015, confirmed interest in creating stronger links with…

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 July - Conscious Consumers; a social enterprise startup helping you choose your world

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. Conscious Consumers, a social enterprise startup, first came about in 2009 when a group of University friends banded together to form a charity and…

18th May - Business Accelerator Funding Welcomed

The Government’s announcement of continued early stage business funding reflects the success of business accelerator programmes, says Wellington startup hub Creative HQ. During a live interview at the Lightning Lab XX accelerator, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced yesterday the Government would invest $15 million over four years to support the development of early stage…

1st March - New Zealand startup funding: an inside perspective

This month we spoke to the CEO and Founder of Publons, Andrew Preston, about funding a startup in New Zealand. Their mission is to speed up science by harnessing the power of peer review. Publons works with researchers, editors, and many of the top publishers in the world to turn peer review into a resource for…

14th December - New Zealand Startup Funding w Dave Moskovitz – Startup Garage

The last Startup Garage of the year was all about New Zealand startup funding – from seed capital to raising an A round. We heard from a range of voices well versed in tricks of the trade both here in New Zealand and in the US – with Wellington angel investor Dave Moskovitz, AngelHQ manager…

19th November - Startup Success Stories – Celebrating the New Faces of Top New Zealand Startups

Today is Day 4 of Global Entrepreneurship Week, and we are celebrating by profiling some of the #NewFaces that pass through Creative HQ here in New Zealand, as part of an initiative created by Kiwi Connect to putting the spotlight on young entrepreneurs under 30 learning how to start a startup and doing awesome stuff…

19th November - New Zealand Startup Funding: Startup Garage

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Creative HQ Level 1, 7 Dixon St Wellington RSVP Here Need funding to get your startup to the next level? Join the Lightning Lab XX crew to learn about preparing your startup for funding and what investors will look for. We’ll be joined by Wellington angel…