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AI & Shopping – A New Retail Era

2019-12-16T19:02:44+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Export, Fashion, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

By Peter Diamandis AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast.  In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies.  And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating. What’s coming next is astounding… Why drive when you can speak?  Revenue from products purchased via voice commands is expected to quadruple from today’s US$2 billion [...]

Accelerating the next generation of Māori start-ups

2019-12-16T19:02:57+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Digital, Education, Export, Innovation, Investment, Lifestyle, Science|

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is searching for future entrepreneurs and innovators to take part in Kōkiri – a Māori business accelerator programme.  Applications for the next programme intake are open now. Launched in 2018, Kōkiri is a joint programme between Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation – New Zealand’s innovation agency.  Ventures with tech-based [...]

Nest Architectural Design

2019-12-16T19:03:25+00:00December 16th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle|

Tim Smith – Ngāti Ranginui Nest Architectural Design provides a comprehensive design service for residential homes, both new builds and alterations to existing buildings. Based in Feilding they work primarily on mid-range properties in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.  Their service spans from initial concept design through to the completion of working drawings to obtaining Building Consent. [...]

Entrepreneurship Is More Than Being a Founder

2019-10-10T03:16:57+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

It’s an approach to life (feature photo - by Lucas Clarysse on Unsplash) The word entrepreneurship is drastically misunderstood. It is often thought that entrepreneurs are superior or a higher breed of human being. They are not. Entrepreneurs are associated with starting companies and all things business. This association explains about 1% of what entrepreneurship [...]

Grass Roots – Rua Bio-science

2019-10-10T02:31:24+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

New name and new board for high-flying cannabis company One of the most recognisable names in the Kiwi cannabis industry has changed. Hikurangi Cannabis has rebranded to Rua Bioscience as it turns to focus on the growing opportunity in the global cannabis market. The company’s original name was derived from the umbrella group Hikurangi Enterprises, [...]

The Foodbowl

2019-10-10T02:29:53+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

If you’re developing a new Food & Beverage product or want to add to your existing range, the FoodBowl could be the place that can help out with new product development (NPD). The FoodBowl is an open access food innovation and manufacturing facility located in Auckland and is part of the wider NZ Food Innovation [...]

Impact Investing

2019-10-10T02:29:25+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

IMPACT INVESTING SET FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND - NEW RIAA REPORT A pioneering new report from the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) shows that investments that deliver measurable, positive social and environmental impact are set to grow exponentially in Aotearoa New Zealand over coming years. 99 investors – accounting for more than [...]

RJ’s Southern Roadie

2019-10-10T02:28:37+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Towards the end of September I joined a road trip with Poutama client, Richard Clarke from Ice Solutions Ltd and Khoa Nguyen a Director for Rangitane commercial entity, Tū Mai Rā Investments (TMRI). All three businesses are involved in a joint solar energy venture, Tū Mai Rā Solar. The purpose of the roadie was to [...]

Augmented Reality Worlds: Implications & Opportunity

2019-10-10T02:27:18+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

Peter Diamandis continues our AR journey – “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself” How do you want to see the world? As an on-going game? A constant shopping extravaganza? A classroom that spans the planet and never stops teaching? How the Earth appeared 100 years ago? Augmented Reality (AR) [...]

U.S. Hemp Farmers are Leaving Canada in the Dust

2019-10-10T02:23:55+00:00October 10th, 2019|Business, Creative, Digital, Education, Innovation, Lifestyle, Science|

U.S. hemp farmers are leaving Canada in the dust Jeff Lagerquist Yahoo Finance Canada Struggling American family farms are praising a cash crop worth more than US$45,000 per acre. According to projections by market research firm Brightfield Group, the hemp-derived CBD boom isn’t cropping up nearly as much attention in Canada. “Hemp is going to [...]

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