Tagged: development

Plenty of traps along the way for pest eradicators - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 29, 2013

No one ever said that creating and perfecting a resetting, toxin free pest trap was going to be easy. The guys at Goodnature would be the first to agree, but, 12,000 or so sold traps later, the Wellington company that … Continue reading → … Read More

Appiness is good service – Icestack launches its moonshot to America - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 27, 2013

Given that his presentation was to the MobileTech Summit 2013, a primary industry focused event, Andrew McPherson’s app analogy was very apt. A tractor can be likened to a mobile device, the tool that is driven off the Power Take … Continue reading → … Read More

Primary industry mobile tech forum draws the digerati - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 20, 2013

Numbers tell a story on their own. And the fact that over 220 attendees ponyed up at the Mobile Tech Summit 2013 in Wellington on August 7 & 8 underscores the message that our natural resources aren’t as old-hat as … Continue reading → … Read More

Magritek looking to be less lonely - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 23, 2013

I had the pleasure of catching up with Magritek last week when it announced a new cornerstone shareholder in Wellington-based private equity investor Rangatira. It is an opportunity for Magritek to up its sales and marketing effort around its relatively … Continue reading → … Read More

Mapping NZ’s startup ecosystem – An Aussie beats us to the punch! - Stick

Peter Kerr Jun 18, 2013

Have a look at this, and click through the link that goes with it. You’ll find this Startup Ecosystem Mindmeister map by Phil Morle, fascinating (well probably). It provides a pretty good overview of everything New Zealand for innovation and … Continue reading → … Read More

Lightning Lab startups ask – ‘where’s the money’? - Stick

Peter Kerr May 21, 2013

Lightning Lab 2013 saw nine startups pitch their digital products to would-be investors last week, seeking expansion capital for ideas that 12 weeks before mostly existed on paper. The Wellington Demo Day saw highly polished presentations, with clear development plans … Continue reading → … Read More

We are the picture that a child draws of a farm - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 18, 2012

A child draws a picture of a farm. The sun is shining, the water is clean, the animals are happy. A question could be, ‘What is the name of that picture?’ Our farms, done correctly, are that picture. There’s a … Continue reading → … Read More

If Callaghan Innovation is the answer – remind me again what was the question? - Stick

Peter Kerr Dec 14, 2012

Well, surely I’m not the only one surprised that what was to be the establishment of an Advanced Technology Institute – or a supercharged IRL – somewhat on the model of Taiwan’s ITRI, is instead going to end up as … Continue reading → … Read More