27th September - Mevo; leveraging Exponential Technologies to scale 10x

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. Mevo is a startup leveraging Exponential Technologies and scalable organisational practices, building what is known internationally as a car share. The passionate team…

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…

24th November - Check out the latest top New Zealand Startups – Lightning Lab Manufacturing Highlights

Lightning Lab Manufacturing Demo Day – The Pitch Day for Things You Can Drop on Your Toe This post is the first in a three-part series covering the ‘NZ Day of Hardware Innovation’ which saw Lightning Lab Manufacturing and Callaghan Innovation’s C-PRIZE UAV challenge come together to pitch their products to a room full of…

20th November - Global Entrepreneurship Week – New Faces of Entrepreneurship in New Zealand

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, an occasion celebrated by events in 160 countries. Here in New Zealand, Creative HQ is joining Kiwi Connect and other organisations around the country in celebrating the week, by giving props to all the #NewFaces of entrepreneurship in New Zealand. We love this initiative because building a startup is a risky business and it’s…

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…

11th November - Strategic Alliance to Strengthen the New Zealand Startup Ecosystem

Wellington’s start-up base Creative HQ and social enterprise supporters Ākina Foundation are excited to announce a strategic alliance to help New Zealand enterprise grow. Creative HQ’s Chief Executive Stefan Korn said the pair were professional organisations coming together to collaborate – to do things smarter. “We both seek to deliver positive impact for New Zealand…

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…