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New Zealand Food Innovation Network

New Zealand Food Innovation Network


WHO: New Zealand Food Innovation Network WHAT: Startup incubation programmes; Accelerator programmes; Events; Mentoring; Resources HQ: Auckland ESTABLISHED: 2011 INTRODUCTION The New Zealand Food Innovation Network is a Government-supported national network of open-access food and beverage production facilities. We’re here to help innovative, ambitious food businesses develop, scale up and commercialise new products. From research […]

Sarah Diermeier

AANZ Runway Event Review by Sarah Diermeier, Amaroq Therapeutics


Runway is one of the signature events on the Angel Association NZ calendar and provides founders with the opportunity to network and meet with other investors and founders from around the country. Founder Scholarship recipient Sarah Diermeier attended the AANZ Runway event in Wellington in June 2023. Sarah is the Chief Scientific Officer and founder […]

King Kapisi

Mastercard and King Kapisi give Kiwi small businesses royal treatment


New Zealand music royalty King Kapisi has joined forces with Mastercard to celebrate small businesses in Aotearoa that reach the remarkable milestone of being in business for 10 years. This initiative stems from the recognition that there are some life milestones that are so impressive that they deserve a letter from the King – like […]

GEN NZ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Awards

GEN NZ Entrepreneurship Awards Winners announced


The Global Entrepreneurship Network New Zealand (GEN NZ) recognised the winners of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Awards last week on Thursday 26 October in a ceremony and celebration at GridAKL. The annual awards recognise New Zealand’s rising entrepreneurs, their ventures, and the ecosystem that supports them. GEN NZ Chair Dave Moskovitz said that the judging was […]

Techstars Startup Weekend

Discover your entrepreneurial spirit at Techstars Startup Weekend Queenstown


Marco Dingemans, General Manager at Startup Queenstown Lakes is inviting local and visiting entrepreneurs to make the most of the next Techstars Startup Weekend. In Queenstown Lakes District, the entrepreneurial spirit is more alive than ever. To enhance this force, the Techstars Startup Weekend from 10 – 12 November, Queenstown is the place to be. […]

NZ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 2023 Awards

Nominations are now open for the Aotearoa NZ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 2023 Awards


The Global Entrepreneurship Network Aotearoa NZ has announced the opening of nominations for the Aotearoa NZ Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 2023 Awards. The awards aim to recognise New Zealand founders, entrepreneurs, and supporters in our thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Categories include Entrepreneur of the year, Social Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Support Organisation, Māori Entrepreneur, Investor, Academic initiative, Youth programme, Intrapreneur, […]