Tapping into New Zealand’s Innovation Ecosystem – TINShed Recap

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TINShed Wrap-Up – Lessons on tapping into NZ’s Innovation Ecosystem Last week, TIN held its second TINShed event for the year at Generator in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland, titled ‘Tapping into New Zealand’s Innovation Ecosystem: A ‘How-To’ Session on Leveraging Your R&D Efforts. We were honoured to be joined by a panel of four leading authorities on tech innovation in New …

“Series A” Success – TINTalk Recap

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A crowd of more than 120 tech investors, TIN companies, government agency representatives and tech ecosystem enthusiasts packed the Generator last Wednesday evening for our Series A Success event – Making the Leap from Angel to VC. The Techweek19 event provided the perfect backdrop to the launch of our fourth annual Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Technology Sector Guide, …

TINShed: Filling the Talent Gap

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Generator hosted our first TINShed for the year last Thursday, 28th February – Filling the Talent Gap. We were honored to have Hon David Parker provide an opening address at the event. Thanks to panelists Simon Bennett (AWF Madison), Victoria MacLennan (OptimalBI, NZRise, Digital Skills Forum and Code Club Aotearoa) & Victoria Hayward (Douglas Pharmaceuticals) for their insightful comments and …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Christchurch

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Christchurch’s GreenHouse Innovation Hub played host to the Christchurch launch event of the 2018 TIN Report, with TIN MD Greg Shanahan presenting key findings and insights from this year’s Report. In addition, David Carter, Chair of the Canterbury Tech Cluster gave an update on the tech sector from a local perspective, including what to expect from the sector over the …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Wellington

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Early stage tech entrepreneurs, industry heavyweights, investors and supporters gathered at Wellington’s Biz Dojo yesterday to celebrate the launch of the 2018 TIN Report and hear the key findings and insights from TIN MD Greg Shanahan. In addition, David Perks and Dorien Vermaas from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, WREDA, discussed what we can expect from the Wellington region’s …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Auckland

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Nearly 300 people from New Zealand’s technology community thronged Auckland’s Cordis Hotel last night to celebrate the launch of the 2018 TIN Report. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicked off the gala event with a video message that highlighted key findings from this year’s TIN Report. MC David Downs (General Manager, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) then led the audience through …

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TIN MENTOR SERIES: Unlocking Growth

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Our Wellington TINTalk, The Mentor Series: Unlocking Growth was held last Wednesday, 4 July, at Biz Dojo. Over 40 people attended the event to hear the thoughts and experiences of our stellar panel on how to obtain investment and upscale and the benefits of ultimately listing on the NZX. MC Greg Shanahan introduced the latest findings from the 2018 Investor’s …

UNLOCKING GROWTH: TAPPING INTO THE RISING TIDE OF TECH FUNDING

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TINTalk Event Wrap Up – Unlocking Growth: Tapping into the Rising Tide of Tech Funding (24 May, Auckland). Around 130 people, many early stage tech entrepreneurs, gathered at Auckland’s Generator to hear a stellar panel of investors and tech executives share their thoughts on how to obtain investment. By way of introduction, MC Greg Shanahan introduced the latest findings from …

Founder Exits: To Sell or Not to Sell

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Auckland’s first TINShed event for 2018 was held at Generator’s trendy executive lounge on the top floor of Excelsior House, Britomart. The stellar panel of TIN company CEOs spoke candidly about the factors influencing their eventual decisions to exit, through the sale of their companies. The dynamic challenges faced by founders and CEOs at different phases of a business’ growth …

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CEO Learnings: Reflections on What Makes an Effective Tech CEO in 2017

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Around thirty CEOs from TIN companies across the country gathered at the new high-tech Generator co-working space in Auckland’s Viaduct, to discuss the topic “CEO Learnings: Reflections on What Makes an Effective Tech CEO in 2017.” “On a high growth track, you are always carving off a new path – whether that be intentional or accidental. There is no handbook.”Vaughan …