Tagged: high tech

KiwiNet and the sell of commercialisation - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 26, 2013

There’s always something to learn at commercialisation workshops. KiwiNet, the group-hug of university and CRI commercialisation units held a Wellington-based forum around understanding customers. So, here’s couple of interesting bits and pieces from the day – of which I was … Continue reading → … Read More

High tech bible also delivers insights into business disposition - Stick

Peter Kerr Nov 12, 2013

The TIN100 Report aims to be an authoritative, dispassionate look at the high tech manufacturing, ICT and biotech industries of New Zealand. Through a thorough process, TIN100 founder Greg Shanahan, and research and publication manager Jo-Anne Hazel have put together … Continue reading → … Read More

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

Failing companies the most open to new ideas – Wes Yun, UX Design Day - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 15, 2013

“The most exciting places to work are those big companies that are failing. They’re most open to ideas, they have nothing to lose. They’re looking for the Hail Mary pass.” [American gridiron quarterback’s hope and a prayer hurl of the … Continue reading → … Read More

Punakaiki Fund now a solution in search of a problem? - Stick

Peter Kerr Oct 08, 2013

So, will the Punakaiki Fund get to ‘Go’? And, if so, how will it differ from the angel investment funds dotted around the country? Originally hoping to raise between $20m to $50m, when the original close date of October 2 … Continue reading → … Read More

Callaghan Innovation’s own goal? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 30, 2013

Let’s call it an own goal eh. How else can we describe Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd’s (CIRL), effectively the old Industrial Research as subsumed into the new-ish entity, failure to obtain millions of dollars’ worth of research funding from the … 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