Ecosystem

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Test, Measure, Change: Influencing Go Rentals as a Managing Director - James Dalglish

This is Part 2 of our Good Business series, where we interview Icehouse alumni on their business journey, what up-skilling means to them, and advice they would give to other Kiwi SME (Small and...
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Wanted: Tech and Digital Strategy for The Icehouse

The Icehouse was founded on a vision of a thriving New Zealand driven by entrepreneurs and business owners and our organization revolves around pulling an incredible pool of New Zealand’s talent,...
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How Your Core Brand Values Make Your Business Distinctive, Meaningful and Relatable

Have you ever discussed with your team what your collective business beliefs are and what things your company stands against?  It’s a good exercise and should lead to discussion, debate and...
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People and Culture Matter: 3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Business Results

I am often asked “What should I do around people and culture that will help grow my business?”. It’s a great question because for many businesses their investment in people through wages, etc...
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The Show Will Go On: R&V’s Rise to a Flagship Festival

Rhythm and Vines is New Zealand’s leading three-day music festival held in Gisborne, popularly known as the first festival in the world to bring in the New Year. Hamish Pinkham co-founded the...
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The Importance of Future-Proofing Your Business

Taking a futuristic view of your organisation, what would you look back on that you would be most proud of with what you have accomplished? Will it just be about the bottom line or will it be about...
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The Icehouse Conference 2019: Photos

Photos from The Icehouse Conference 2019 on Thursday 23 May! A day for alumni with the theme Gearing Up for the Future. 
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Roger Federer Has a Coach. Is That a Sign of Weakness?

Roger Federer has a coach. Is that a sign of weakness? I certainly don’t think so.
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Having Transparency, Integrity and Sustainability in Business - Steph Fry

This is Part 1 of our Good Business series, where we interview Icehouse alumni on their business journey, what up-skilling means to them, and advice they would give to other Kiwi SME (Small and...
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James Dalglish: Driving Go Rentals to NZ Tourism Success

GO Rentals is New Zealand’s largest independent car rental operator, with branches located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and most recently Dunedin.  Managing Director James...
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Press Release: Icehouse Ventures a huge leap forward for New Zealand entrepreneurs

New investment partners join The Icehouse to give massive boost to entrepreneurs and innovation
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Announcing Icehouse Ventures

| Some might wonder, what now?
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The Dilemma of Being a Non-Technical Founder in an All Tech World

At Blackball, we often meet founders with ideas for great new software products and I enjoy talking with them about how to develop and scale their platform as they take on the world.
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Why Small Businesses Need an Innovation Strategy

Interestingly over the years, the term "innovation strategy" may have been something for corporates or the ‘in’ or ‘cool’ companies. What small-to-medium sized business owners in New Zealand...
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Why Would You Ever Create a Startup? (The Odds Are Horrible …)

What causes a founder to start their business? What do supporters or wider members of the ecosystem say to these founders when they are starting?
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How to Create Commercial Value for Your Business: 10 Focus Areas

We business owners often get so buried in the day to day, that we forget the myriad of essential building blocks required to be kept in check, in order to create, build, maintain and ultimately sell a...
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Sustainable Success: IdealCup’s Path to Becoming a Market-Leading Kiwi Business

Steph Fry is the co-founder of IdealCup, a New Zealand-designed and made reusable cup, made in Wellington. IdealCup have been in business for just under 10 years and in that time, have collaborated...
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Customer Experiences: The Sustainable Competitive Edge

In the business world everyone is always looking for that extra something – the product or technology that will give them that competitive edge. But no matter what is found, sooner or later the...
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