community creative hq

BUILDING COMMUNITY

It’s crucial for a startup to create the right community culture – in this downloadable guide, we talk to  mentors and startup founders about what community means to them and how to best engage, nourish and participate in your communities.

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success creative hq

DEFINING SUCCESS

In this downloadable guide, we talk to mentors and startup founders about what success means to them and how they define it, so we too, can better understand it.

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james swope

FAMILIAR FACES: JAMES SWOPE

James is Creative HQ’s ‘James of All Trades’ and he loves authenticity and amping people up. Find out his thoughts about how to engage a new accelerator cohort in this interview.

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ceara success

FAMILIAR FACES: CEARA MCAULIFFE-BICKERTON

Working both at Creative HQ and on her own startup – Collaborate, Ceara is passionate about social enterprises and she’s a bundle of motivational energy! Find out her thoughts about success and failure in this interview.

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indigo & iris

ALUMNI UPDATE: INDIGO & IRIS

Indigo & Iris, a beauty brand with a social mindset. With 50% of their profits being donated to help end avoidable blindness, this is the first step for Indigo & Iris to make their stamp on the ethical beauty market. You can do your bit by backing them on Kickstarter now.

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sharesies alumni

ALUMNI UPDATE: SHARESIES

Sharesies is an investment platform that came through the very first Lightning Lab Kiwibank FinTech Accelerator programme early 2017. Their vision is to give someone with $50 the same investment opportunities as someone with $50,000.

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lingy au

FAMILIAR FACES: LINGY AU

Working both at Creative HQ and on side-projects including Startup Weekends, Lingy is a key member of the startup ecosystem and a bundle of energy! Find out his thoughts about community and innovation in this interview.

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james fuller

FAMILIAR FACES: JAMES FULLER

James Fuller is one of Creative HQ’s Senior Innovation Specialists, he delivers many of our workshops, has a great sense of humour and also has a startup hustle on the side! Find out what he thinks about innovation and leadership in this interview.

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preno alumni update

ALUMNI UPDATE: PRENO

We asked Amelia, Prenos’ CEO and co-founder, a few questions to see how everything is going 2 years on from participating in Lightning Lab Auckland.

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FAMILIAR FACES: AMELIA DEVINE

As part of our new series, Familiar Faces, we’ve interviewed our inspiring Head of Operations, Amelia Devine. Not only does she keep us in line, but she’s got a lot going on outside of CHQ as well – read on to see what gets her up in the morning.

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FROM VENTURE UP 2016

38 of New Zealand’s brightest young entrepreneurs brought their A game to the capital last week, pitching the 8 businesses they have spent the last 6 weeks building, validating and pivoting with the support of Wellington’s startup ecosystem.

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