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…

14th July - Youth Entrepreneurship Programme Venture Up on the Road & Reuniting

Venture Up is going on the Road! (26 July – 12 August) We’re very excited to announce that Venture Up will be running again in 2017! To celebrate, the Venture Up team are taking a taster of the programme to 11 different locations around New Zealand between July 26 and August 12. They’ll be running…

28th January - Straight Up – the startup resource

Straight Up is a monthly startup resource that revolves around feeding the New Zealand startup ecosystem with useful insights from local ventures and mentors. We’ve found that people in our network are often asking us the nitty gritty questions around how to actually go about starting a startup and Straight Up aims to provide tips and tricks from…

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…

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…

23rd October - Startup Programmes & Incubators For NZ Entrepreneurs

Over ten years ago Creative HQ was set up as a startup incubator to serve the needs of emerging startups and budding nz entrepreneurs. Today our ‘Global Growth’ founder-focused incubation programme sits amongst a full suite of other business innovation workshops, accelerators and events, offering participating startups access to New Zealand’s growing and thriving entrepreneurial…

20th October - Shawn O’Keefe on Startup Diversity and Business Opportunities in New Zealand

This June Wellington was lucky enough to attract its latest US export – Shawn O’Keefe, after a 14-year tenure at SXSW Interactive. Hailing from Austin, O’Keefe has established himself as a strategist, entrepreneur, global networker, and thought-leader, and has arrived on our shores to embark on his latest endeavour – Programme Director for Wellington’s Lightning Lab Manufacturing,…