Tagged: development

ATI Establishment Board role far bigger than most people realise - Stick

Peter Kerr Sep 27, 2012

For something that has the extremely important job of kicking along (on an NZ Inc basis) the never simple endeavour of turning of an idea into income, the Advanced Technology Institute’s Establishment Board has so far operated very below the … 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

Dear ATI Establishment Board, - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 16, 2012

Welcome to the gig. You have an interesting (to say the least) and challenging brief to frame up the Advanced Technology Institute (your terms of reference will be most enlightening). I do worry though when I hear rumours of outside … Continue reading → … Read More

‘White label’ opportunity for number one food app - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 14, 2012

While there’s a great deal of satisfaction in creating a mobile device app that people use, and come back to frequently, there’s a bigger game eyed for Fast, Fresh & Tasty. The Wellington-originated app provides updated recipes, with a strong … Continue reading → … Read More

“So Makerspace, can you create this?” – workshop eases into existence - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 09, 2012

A couple of months into its life, and The Wellington’s MakerSpace is finding its feet, getting into gear as a physical product incubator for people testing their ideas. Co-founder Lee Bennett says as businesses around the place learn of its … Continue reading → … Read More

Startup junkie looking to bring weekend experience to Northland - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 02, 2012

Northlander Larissa Matheson found the Auckland Startup Weekend (June 15 – 17) so inspiring, she got herself down to the Wellington version (July 27 – 29). Considering that two days before the Auckland event she’d never heard of the entrepreneur/business … 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