Our Partners

We are fortunate to work with partners who share our goal of creating a thriving New Zealand economy.

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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.

James & Wells | Champions of Innovation

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James & Wells are the champions of  innovation and the people who create it. Why are we so passionate? Well, it’s sad but true, historically Kiwis haven’t made the most of their great ideas. Maybe because most people don’t realise that 80% of the value of their business is in intangible assets. This is why we have focused our firm on helping our clients make the most of these valuable assets. So yes, we’re intellectual property experts, but we are also business strategists, scientists, engineers, accountants, lawyers and commercialisation specialists. We’re all committed to the same goal – making sure Kiwi innovation makes it big on the world stage. 

Contact us on 0800 INNOV8