Monthly Archives: August 2015

Start-up Highlights, August 2015

Here is a selection of the best things going on at our founder incubators and other start-up-friendly partners: First IPO from The Icehouse Adherium (formerly Nexus6) utilises digital technology to improve medication adherence and health outcomes for patients with chronic respiratory disease. … Continue reading

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Kiwi innovators recognised

A host of Callaghan Innovation clients have been recognised for their achievements as entrepreneurs and exporters. At the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand (AmCham) awards on August 20, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (Supreme Winner; best over $5m) and ARANZ … Continue reading

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Sense and sensitivity

A problem shared is a problem halved for StretchSense CEO Ben O’Brien. He may be an international award winner with his Auckland technology firm StretchSense, but Ben O’Brien still has a lot to learn from his peers in the start-up world. … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

As Shakespeare famously wrote: “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Then again, Shakespeare spelled his own name six different ways – and never spelled it “Shakespeare”, so what would he know? Anyway, this … Continue reading

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Artists’ Corner: C-PRIZE finalist captured in paint

C-PRIZE finalist team Dotterel sent us this charming water colour with their latest update: At Team Dotterel we are well into our journey to DEMO DAY and the investor pitch event in Wellington!  The majority of our orders have arrived, … Continue reading

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The fire starter

Callaghan Innovation GM of Maori Economy Hemi Rolleston is on a mission to ignite the latent spark in Maori business innovation. Rolleston, of Te Arawa, Ngati Ranginui, and Ngai te Rangi descent, is a fan of analogies. He describes the … Continue reading

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C-PRIZE Guest blog: VorTech

Ben MacLaren, from the team soon-not-to-be known as VorTech, says progress on their C-PRIZE entry has been good so far. The first few weeks of the C-PRIZE have passed in a bit of a blur – I’ve witnessed first-hand a great deal … Continue reading

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