Our Partners


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The University of Auckland Business School has a mission to develop the graduates, knowledge and ideas needed to grow the productivity and international competitiveness of New Zealand. The School's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is integral to this process. At the forefront of capability-building in the Southern Hemisphere, the Centre delivers programmes and initiatives designed to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship across the entire University. We inspire and enable this mindset in all initiatives, whether students choose to work in large global corporates or emerging start-ups. Together we are building a bridge to a better world. Find out how you can become involved by visiting their website.


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Growth is key to your success, which means working with someone who looks for ways to say yes, who welcomes challenges, and has bold aspirations to succeed – just like you. It’s why BNZ created BNZ Partners, a business bank uniquely designed to put your needs at the centre and surround you with the right expertise at every stage. They are the only bank structured in this way, which is why New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses choose to bank with them. BNZ Partners – Building your bank around you. Get in touch to see how they can help you.

You can call us on 0800 273 916


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Callaghan Innovation is the government’s business innovation agency. We’re here to liberate innovators.

We help turn startups into success stories through our accelerator and incubator programmes that connect businesses to the networks, capability and funding they need to make their ideas happen. We challenge both our customers and New Zealand to step up to the challenge of technological change.

We have more than 200 of New Zealand's leading scientists dedicated to solving tough technical problems, our programmes help hundreds of companies improve their ability to innovate, and we boost business R&D through more than $140m a year in grants.

Contact us on 0800 422 552


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Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as a service companies globally. We’re proud to be helping over 1 million subscribers worldwide transform the way they do business. And we’re just getting started.

We want millions of small businesses to thrive through better tools, information and connections. Like all great challenges, we can’t do it by ourselves: we work closely with The Icehouse, our partners, customers and friends to push innovation forward, turning Xero into the online business platform for the world.

Xero offers features to run every part of your business like invoicing, payroll, expenses, reporting, and smart bank reconciliation. Get faster payments, project budgeting and gain critical business insights all with free online support, 24/7.

Xero small business accounting software has all you need to manage your numbers effortlessly.

Start your free Xero trial or find out more.


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Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is a professional body comprised of over 120,000 diverse, talented and financially astute members who utilise their skills every day to build sustainable futures for the communities in which we live and work.

Through our partnership with The Icehouse, our members would have an opportunity to embrace innovation and technology whilst supporting and networking with the innovation communities that are creating our future – to build value and drive future growth, today.


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Better Leaders - Build Better Business – Which Builds Better Communities

Asset Insurance Partners is a New Zealand owned Insurance brokerage and while we specializes in a range of commercial insurances, we also acknowledge that the greatest risk to a business is actually Management and Leadership.


Through our scholarship program, we financially assist clients to become better business leaders as we allocate a portion of profits to our client’s and their staff’s development. The Icehouse programs stretch their thinking and allows them to see what is truly possible.


“We do not have a responsibility to overseas shareholders – we only have a responsibility to the community where we live” Stephen Doecke - Director


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We support underserved young entrepreneurs (18 – 35 years) to start, grow and sustain their businesses - enabling them to create jobs, build communities and transform lives.

Regardless of where we work, our focus is on young people with a viable business idea but without access to the support structures they need to set up and run businesses.


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The Icehouse and Vodafone are some of New Zealand’s SME champions.

Together, we can drive ‘New Zealand Inc.’ – backing entrepreneurs and SMEs by providing them with the skills, clarity and support they need to achieve their business goals and unleash the country’s economic potential.