Startup

The robots are coming

A robotic sensor firm hopes that returning to a campus lab to develop a bionic limb will give its technology international lift-off.

Kiwi entrepreneurs investing back

The deepening ecosystem of New Zealanders who’ve made it and are now investing back is showing up in the Deloitte Fast 50 list.

The sleeping giant awakens

OPINION: In the wake of the China-Oz Free Trade Agreement, New Zealand firms exporting to China need to develop a thick skin and commercial edge.

Probiotic business riding high

A Rotorua startup believes its health-giving potion for horses could become a lucrative export product.

Psych testing for SMEs

Personality testing is a cost-effective way for small businesses to check they’re making a good hire.

Taking the business plunge

When is it time to give up your day job? Interior designer Hayley-Anne Brown is facing that quandary.

Aussie ruthlessness, Kiwi grit

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Australian firms make a lot of noise, but sometimes their bark is worse than their bite.

The startup formula

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OPINION: There is an equation for building a flourishing business.

Smooth food operators

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Olympian George Bridgewater and brother Sam are providing quality blended food to sick people.

Kiwi virtual reality firm's big vision

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Wellington virtual reality firm, 8i is vying to be part of the next big tech breakthrough.

Rising stars make Fast list

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The starlets of the Deloitte Fast 50 programme are beginning to grow up.

Crowdfunding raises profile

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Equity crowdfunding is a way of raising capital and brand awareness.

Freelancer model takes firm global

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An Auckland video production company has gone global with its unique freelancer-based business model.

Delivering data to the farm

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"Mumtrepreneur’’ Bridgit Hawkins is building a farming info service that delivers key data to farmers’ back pockets.

App aims to cut coffee queues

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A Kiwi food ordering app is taking a bite out of the highly competitive hospitality business.

Making awards worth the work

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OPINION: Entering industry awards can be time consuming but there are ways to make the process worth your time.

Kiwi startup pulls out of on-demand race

The experience of a team of Kiwi entrepreneurs who tried to tackle the on-demand video market shows how lightning-fast the technology is changing.

How to find IT staff

Using recruiters to find IT people is a lost cause because they just don’t get tech, IT firms complain. But is the fault all on one side?

McBride unveils new venture

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Technology developed by Geraldine McBride aims to revolutionise how consumers and companies talk to each other.

Greenlane Biogas sold for $25 million

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A publicly listed British company has purchased a Kiwi biogas business rescued out of receivership.

Moving your business to the US

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Silcon Valley is not necessarily tech startup heaven.

New firm offers cheaper power

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Getting jaded electricity customers interested in yet another promise of cheaper bills is new retailer Flick Electric Co's challenge.

Morgo success for Kiwi entrepreneur

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A Kiwi entrepreneur has spun a rapidly-growing business out of an idea scribbled on a scrap of paper at a conference.

Anti-corruption 101

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New training courses aim to give Kiwi firms the tools for trading in markets where corrupt practices are common.

SME owners love 90-day trial

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OPINION: Politicians wanting to axe the employment trial rule will be unpopular with small business owners.

New territories for Auckland registry firm

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From Canada to Lesotho, Kiwi company Foster Moore’s registry software is sorting out bureaucracies around the world.

The world's smallest apple

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Kiwi-grown Rockits are officially the tiniest apple in the world.

DIY success in USA

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Understanding the retail sector has been key to Kiwi foodkit maker iMake's gains in the US market.

Xero leading way in Australia

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OPINION: The time is right for New Zealand tech companies to expand into Australia.

Groundbreaking tool finds Pacific markets

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A multifunctional device is giving construction crews the tools they need to finish the job.

Retailers find analytic solutions

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Hamilton firm 11 Ants Analytics is using big data to help international firms such as Tesco and Procter & Gamble understand their customers better.

Teacher recruiter's lessons in success

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Former West Coaster Nadine Tyro is putting her extensive overseas teaching experience to good business use.

Perfect Strangers

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A marriage made in app development heaven has led to a firm at the forefront of retail technology.

Kiwi tech firm mapping out strong future

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Working with the New Zealand government’s open data policy has helped put software company Koordinates on the map.

Silence is golden for Kiwi firm

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A Taranaki firm has a solution for brass instrument players driving their neighbours and loved ones mad.

Tech firm fast-tracks growth

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Tech firm Mindscape used family and friends to fund the money it needs to ramp up sales.

The value of sharing

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Bonds formed between early stage startups can last a lifetime

Family matters for Douglas

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Megan Douglas finds success with some party tricks, and some advice from her dad, Roger.

Tech catches startup off guard

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Serial entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds reveals the reason she shut down her startup MiniMonos

Kiwis still love indie bookstores

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Online book retailers have not spelled the final chapter for New Zealand's independent ‘local’ bookstores.

Building a strong supply chain

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Having a sustainable supply chain is critical to maintaining a healthy business.

Hats off to brolly good deal

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A golf partnership and a deal with Bloomingdales are part of Kiwi start-up MadeBlunt's US success story.

A guide to shared workspaces

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Shared working spaces are proliferating across New Zealand cities, offering options to small businesses.

Retention key to success

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OPINION: Too many startups focus on growth before they figure out customer retention.

Guru's kudos for Kiwi firm

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A Motueka sea anchor business is making a big splash with one of the world's most influential business leaders.

New startup for 'Glazier Mafia'

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Legal agreements venture Doagree comes from a long line of Wellington tech initiatives.

Business model maestros

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OPINION: Nimble firms disrupt even their own successful formulas.

The mathematics of angels

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OPINION: Serious growth requires some serious multiples.

IT shortage woes

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A shortage of IT professionals has caused headaches for growing companies and forced them to look overseas for skilled workers.

Chasing the burn

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‘Chilli head’ Clint Meyer has turned a taste for super-hot chillies into a smoking startup business.

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