Accelerate ezine

Accelerate - June 2014

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This edition of Accelerate looks at New Zealand companies and entrepreneurs who have fast tracked their innovations to compete successfully in the international arena. We take a look at their challenges and strategies for success.

We also share Professor Göran Roos’ thoughts on the challenges and trends in the high-tech manufacturing sector and what it means for the industry in New Zealand.

Israel has made a revolutionary change to their economic makeup, changing it from a primary industry driven economy to a thriving and highly competitive global high-tech economy. We look at their story and ask the question: Can New Zealand follow in their footsteps?

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Whiteboard brainstorm

Innovation, is it worth it?

Renowned business management thinker and author Tom Peters said that a new idea either finds a champion or it dies.

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Springfree's Professor Keith Alexander

The jump from engineer

The challenges of an inventor attempting to morph into an entrepreneur-come-businessperson have been well documented.

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From selling oranges to selling businesses

Selling oranges to businesses

In just over two decades, Israel has become a high- tech powerhouse that is now a magnet for venture capitalists and direct foreign investment.

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Chris Somogyi

Following Israel's footsteps

Can New Zealand follow in Israel's hi-tech footsteps?

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Global from day one

Global from day one

Rodney Macfarlane from MEA Mobile shares insights on the journey to becoming New Zealand’s largest mobile app developer

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Alan Brannigan accepting award from Mary Quin

Poised for commercial success

Vigil Monitoring won the Callaghan Innovation Pre-commercialisation Company of the Year award at the New Zealand High Tech Awards 2014.

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The cost of gaining customers

Research from the University of Victoria in Wellington shows that customer retention can have a huge impact on business costs

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The changing face of success

At a recent TINTalks event, international expert on high-tech manufacturing Professor Göran Roos spoke about the latest trends and challenges in the manufacturing sector.

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Tickets to Te Aviv

There is space for one young Kiwi entrepreneur to go to Tel Aviv and rub shoulders with some of the world’s leading and coolest start-up companies.

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Updated:28 October 2016

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