Tagged: Angel investment

Foolproof market validation tool for those of us who would be fools - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 18, 2012

‘Foolproof’ (great title) has been inspired by much of a working life immersed in entrepreneurial startups. Its author, Jenny Douché likes to think of the 188 page book as a resource for anyone looking to create or grow a business. … Continue reading → … Read More

New media + books = Literary Angels: friend recommendations set to fly - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 04, 2012

Literary Angels, a Facebook (with other social media to come) book socialising, tracking and selling tool, could be exactly what the publishing industry has been looking for. LA sets up a unique identity for a hard copy or e-book, allowing … Continue reading → … Read More

An angel lines up in books’ corner - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 13, 2012

Here are two aspects of books – an industry ripe for a social media makeover. Firstly, chances are, if you’ve had a good read lately, you’ve told someone else about it. Secondly, with the sometimes predicted death of printed books … Continue reading → … Read More

Startup Weekend leans into NZ version of global entrepreneurship competition - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 31, 2012

What was the fifth Startup Weekend in New Zealand, and the second in Wellington, continued to raise the bar. Co-organiser, and WebFund chairman Dave Moskovitz says the 54 hour event that aims to take pitched (to all participants’) ideas into … Continue reading → … Read More

Market validation – “get outside and ask customers questions” - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 26, 2012

No business plan survives the first customer contact Michael Elwood-Smith told a recent meeting of Wellington’s Lean Startup group. Describing his presentation as a Business Model Canvas meets the Lean Startup, the Creative HQ adviser says “high growth, investable businesses … Continue reading → … Read More

‘Boy’, what a great way to get free publicity - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 24, 2012

In a ‘small world’ way, PledgeMe’s crowdfunding platform has a lot to thank film maker Taika Waititi for making its New Zealand presence much more visible. After the success of ‘Boy’ to become New Zealand’s most successful NZ-made film (with … Continue reading → … Read More

Kiwi Landing Pad sweetens deal for startups - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 12, 2012

There’s nothing quite like being in the market…….so The Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco’s sweetening the pot for startups looking to springboard into the States. Under its ‘Catapult’ programme it is providing a month’s placement in San Fran’s South … Continue reading → … Read More

Venture Solutions operates in commercialisation’s ‘no-man’s-land’ - Stick

Peter Kerr May 24, 2012

The untitled head of nine month old Venture Solutions Ltd recently and reluctantly agreed to put up a website advertising its services. Grant Marris’s reluctance is warranted. Operating in the ‘no-man’s-land’ between the (often backyard) inventor and other types of … Continue reading → … Read More

‘Negative know-how’, one way to make money from so-called failure — KiwiNet - Stick

Peter Kerr May 17, 2012

‘Negative know-how’ was a fantastic idea thrown up at the KiwiNet commercialisation forum in Wellington on May 2. Kate Wilson was talking to about 100 people actively trying to kick university or CRI ideas into life. It refers to keeping … Continue reading → … Read More