The Icehouse Blog

MVPs - Why developing the bare minimum is the right strategy

Written by Ben Liebert, Icehouse Community Tenant and Founder of Blackball Software.
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Roofline Canterbury: A business plan for years to come

Colin and Kerry Megaw have been a directors of Roofline Canterbury for over 14 years, a Canterbury owned and operated roofing and cladding manufacturer.
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The opportunity you've been waiting for?

Juliette Simm is the Marketing and Communications Lead at The Icehouse, and is off on Maternity Leave at the end of July. Are you the perfect person to take her position for the next 12 months?
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Flux reveals five startups for their 2018 cohort

The Icehouse’s Flux Accelerator kick-off their class of 2018 with five early stage ventures.
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5 Tips to grow the leaders in your business

This blog is written by Jo Clayton, an experienced director, general manager and consultant who works with The Icehouse as a facilitator on Growth and Customised programmes. She writes on her 5 top...
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Of course it's personal: 5 tips for creating customer loyalty

This blog is written by Kevin D'Ambros-Smith, a business coach at The Icehouse.
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Lodges, hotels, wine, and the importance of strengthening your brand

This blog is written by Sandra Farrero, who is a business coach at The Icehouse. With a wealth of experience in the luxury hospitality sector, and an expert in commercial, marketing and brand...
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3 Top tips for a better work/life balance

This blog is written by Jann Meehan, who is a business coach at The Icehouse. Jann works with her clients to see "the big picture", finds strategies for business growth, and writes about how a better...
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Guaranteed Flow Systems: A strategy for the future

Peter Leitch is the Director of Guaranteed Flow Systems Ltd, a technology leader and supplier of treatment, waste water treatment and process systems solutions based in Auckland.
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Motivating You and Your Team: 3 Simple Steps to Success

This blog is written by Nathalie Gray, who is a business coach at The Icehouse. Nathalie has over 15 years’ experience in coaching business leaders; working with them to maximise their...
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20 years of Fields Way Engineering

Back in 1998, engineer Scott Field had just returned to Hawke’s Bay from the UK. Having worked in engineering firms in England and Brazil, he was keen to carve a niche in a rapidly expanding local...
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Get More Value From Your (Startup's) Board

This blog post is written by Jack McQuire, Manager at ICE Angels and board observer, supporting the Chair and CEOs of four Icehouse portfolio companies; Ask Nicely, Mint, Genoapay & Joyous....
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Spray Shop moves to next level

Greg Deck grew up in the world of horticultural spray technology – his father Miles founded C

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Ready, Aim, Fire: 4 Tips on Validating and Launching a Product or Service

This blog is written by Nick Egerton who is a business coach at The Icehouse. As an expert in market validation, he talks about his 4 top tips on making sure you’re ready to pursue your new product...
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Cam Calkoen on the concept of 'Too Hard'

Written by Cam Clkoen, Inspirational Speaker and presenter on Icehouse Programmes.
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Dubai Future Accelerators - Apply Now!

Dubai Future Accelerators is an intensive nine week program that has a focus on the identification and deployment of smart innovative companies that create new breakthrough solutions for leading...
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Reporting on your IP Status - A How-To Guide

Let’s set the scene: You’re the innovation manager for your company or you’re an entrepreneur. You’ve heavily invested both time and money into securing your intellectual property (IP). Your...
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Jack McQuire: 2017, a year of reading & learning

This blog post is written by Jack McQuire, Manager at ICE Angels. Originally written for friends and family in 2017, and shared amongst his Linkedin network.
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The ICE Foundation announces 2017 donations

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) Foundation was established in 2001 for the purpose of advancing education to benefit the New Zealand economy and its communities.
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I'm investing in The Social Club. Here's why.

Inspired by others and in an effort to make ourselves more transparent in what we do, why we do it, and how we do it, Jack McQuire is committing to sharing his investment thesis on each new investment he makes personally.
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