The Icehouse Blog


This Notice board is part of the monthly email update Start-Up Flash - news, events, tips, resources and stories for kiwi start-ups.  

The notice board is your place to share stuff with the start-up community. Looking for a co-founder or team member? Job hunting and would love to work for start-up? Looking for a shared workspace? Wanting to sell or buy anything start-up related? Anything else you want to share with the Start-up community? This is the space to do it.

If you want to list something here email the details to Lisa at





For Rent: Elite Squad of Experienced Ruby on Rails Web Developers

We’ve spent the last two years building a product we’re proud of – Loomio, an online tool for collaborative decision-making.

An amazing team has come together around this vision, and we’ve invested hugely in great team process, and become a lean, mean, agile scrum machine in beautiful working order. It’s really humming!

We've got some spare time right now, so you can rent us. You get a fantastic highly skilled Rails dev team, ready to go. We get to stick together, and practice our craft on a new product and code base. As a bonus, you get to support an inspiring open-source project, Loomio, to carry on afterward.

We’re available from January to March 2014, and open to any and all offers from anywhere in the world. Tell us about your project and make us an offer!

Find out more here:


Needed: Senior Web Developer evolving into CTO - Auckland

Expander Limited ( is a startup specialising in managing counterfeit  risk, traceability and brand engagement, operating primarily in the FMCG sector. We do this  by incorporating a secure, unique QR code on each individual product, at the unit level,  delivered into the market.

You are an experienced software developer with a “can-do” attitude that has a good mix of  skills and has built high performance web based applications using Open Source stacks.  You’re ready to start making the transition into being a Chief Technical Officer, managing a  team, and driving technical direction of the company.

Find out more here. 


Exciting High-Growth Startup is Looking for a Senior Product Development Manager

Footfalls & Heartbeats Limited (FHL) seeks a senior staff member who can drive product development for this exciting, early stage, high-growth company. The ideal applicant will be technologically savvy, smart and adept at working at the interface between the company and its research providers and business partners.

The Senior Product Development Manager will manage research projects from inception to delivery and contribute to business development projects. This includes supporting the adaption of FHL’s technology to the requirements of license partners, a group which potentially includes some of the world’s largest athletic and consumer electronic companies and owner operator manufacturers.

Find out more here.


Fast Growing Startup is looking for Big Data Specialists

Parrot Analytics is an Auckland based startup focused on delivering data driven solutions (BIG-DATA) within in-demand industry verticals around the globe.

We are now in growth mode and looking to expand our dynamic team with some A team players.

If you are someone that is passionate about BIG-DATA, Cloud, Mobility, as well as doing whats best of the customer, then get in touch!

We have immediate positions open for Data Scientists and Senior Java Engineers. You must have exposure to the BIG-DATA tech space (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, NOSQL, Hive etc), in addition to cloud computing design/development and exposure to some very large datasets!

More about the roles here:

If this sounds like you, get in touch. Email for further details.


Wanted: Founding Developer/s

Ripple is a news platform that improves the way journalism is shared and monetised. I am looking for someone with the ability to develop an authentication system that integrates with third-party websites, as well as someone who can develop an aggregation platform curating RSS feeds from multiple news sites. Feel free to send through some info about yourself if you'd like to meet and hear more about our plans. Email Alex Clark via, or add me on LinkedIn: Wellington based.


Hawkes Bay based business is on the hunt for a coding ninja

If you are looking for a chance to join with a quirky company that's going places, then this is the role for you!

This is a really fun place to work - with a tight-knit, exuberant team who know when to knuckle down, but equally make sure that they let off steam when required.

A day in the life of a Web Developer at Xplore is wonderfully structured – you will not only be working on new builds, but also maintenance projects, bug fixes and assisting the Senior Web Developer to update the proprietary CMS.

Creating technical specification documentation will also be your responsibility.  If you have the personality for it, there may also be the opportunity to interact with clients.

Find out more here.


Startup with global ambition is looking for a web developer

Jumpstarta is a crowdfunding platform for kids. We provide educational tools and incentives for kids to learn how to create and raise funds for their own projects online. We are launching in NZ first but our target market is China.

We are looking for a developer who can build a website that is interactive and has a pay/donate funds function. We are working with a designer to draft some pages and we have a site that we can use as a template. We need someone who is passionate about helping kids to be entrepreneurial and do things for themselves as we have big plans for this business!

Importantly, there is potential for you to come onboard as a founder and we would love it if you were available to attend the Lightning Lab Accelerator Programme in Wellington for 3 months in March-May next year (pending accepted application).

Please contact Lori Bradley on 0277051639 or email: to discuss further.


Wanted: Customer Support Service Star

How would you like to be part of a fast growing tech startup delivering innovative solutions to the hospitality industry globally? Mobi2Go is a web product offering online and mobile ordering to restaurants and cafes. Our customers include some of New Zealand's biggest brands including HELL Pizza, The Pita Pit, Habitual Fix and Burger Wisconsin.

As our customer base is fast growing we need a highly passionate team member for our customer support service. If you have a passion for web technology, a desire to learn, a sense of humour, and above all, empathy for the needs and challenges of our customers we want to hear from you.

Find out more here:


Part-Time Opportunity for a Bookkeeper & Admin Manager

Chimp is an innovative technology startup, focused on developing integrated solutions for ecological sustainability. We are motivated to action by our deep respect for the natural environment and a desire to serve the billions of people impacted by climate change.

We are looking for a highly organized Bookkeeper and Admin Manager to join our fast-growing team. This individual will work closely with management to set-up our bookkeeping systems, manage relationships with vendors and local council, and provide HR support.

Your responsibility would include the accounting and bookkeeping, vendor management, import and export and many other interesting tasks. The weekly workload would be between 15 and 20 hours with potential for more in the future.

Find out more here.


90 Seconds is Looking for a Talented Project Manager

90 Seconds is a well recommended producer of high quality, fast turnaround, affordable online videos. We work together with hundreds of clients across a wide range of industries.

We’re looking for a talented Project Manager to manage the successful delivery of our video projects, manage our client communications and drive the production process.

Your key responsibility will be to communicate with the client, 90 Seconds team and freelance community throughout the video production process including, shoot planning, securing freelance talent, managing workflow and the online production management system. The aim is to manage each video project effectively so that we produce great videos that our clients love.

We are entering the next growth stage of our business and growing quickly internationally.  Therefore, the position is bursting with opportunity for the right person entering the business at the right time.

Find out more here.  

Contemporary co-working space in Rotorua

Flair Space is Rotorua’s first and only contemporary co-working space and executive boardroom available for short-term lease located in a historic building in the heart of the Rotorua Central Business District.

Designed for people who would like the use of a modern and professional office shared with other businesses, there are eight pods located in an open plan format which can be booked from 1 - 365 days! We have a 12 seat  executive boardroom equipped with state of the art technology with a contemporary design featuring polished wood floors and track lighting.

Find out more here:


Shared Office Space in Auckland, Grafton Rd.

Centrally located in Grafton Road with excellent motorway access and transport links. Close to Hospital, Domain, Parnell, Newmarket and K-road.

Up to 4 fully furnished desk spaces available, suit sole traders or 2 man bands ideally. Great light bright tree framed outlook. To share with recruitment / education company. Space recently refurbished, modern and neutral.

$500 (+gst) per desk space per month. Includes outgoings (power, internet, cleaning, rates) 2 shared open plan meeting table's, kitchen and bathroom. Paid parking options available nearby. Great cafe located within the building perfect for break out meeting space.

Contact Ginny to find out more: or 021 544 008


Shared office space available - North Shore

This spacious central Takapuna modern serviced office suite is available at $750 per desk per month, $2500 per month for a pod of 4 desks, or 16 desks (4 pods of 4 in your own half of the office) at $8000 per month.

Rates are negotiable.

Flexible monthly lease – no long term contracts

Located close to the motorway interchange as well as Takapuna’s bars, restaurants and beach.

Find out more here.