Category Archives: value creation

Young Enterprise Awards Dinner – Creating Futures (3)

ShareTweet This is rapidly becoming a highlight of my year. Congratulations to Where’s Woolly, @youngentnz Company of the Year. Each wins scholarship to Massey University Business School. Ezekiel Raui presented Nadia Payne with the Massey Business School  Business School Young Entrepreneur Scholar Award. … Continue reading

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Gaining Momentum

ShareTweet Thrilled to participate in the launch of Momentum, a new student-led group for would-be entrepreneurs at Massey’s Wellington campus.  Created by Jeremy Gardiner (President), the first meeting of group attracted around 60 students who put some great questions to a panel … Continue reading

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Paper Development Workshop: The future of Research in Entrepreneurship Education

ShareTweet Thursday November 10th and Friday November 11th  2016 in Aarhus, Denmark. Please download the full invitation here: http://tinyurl.com/2016pdw-invite Deadline for registration and abstract is October 1st 2016. Registration link: http://tinyurl.com/2016pdw WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Receive constructive feedback from senior scholars within … Continue reading

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Summer Tech Challenge

ShareTweet Lovely to see local kids building robots for for the Summer Tech Challenge here in Palmy – a  collaboration between Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services and Massey University School of Engineering.  Lots of skill and ingenuity on display as … Continue reading

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The Number 1 Start-up mistake?

ShareTweet   I’ve been working for almost twenty years now with people trying to get new ideas for start-ups off the ground.  That includes undergraduate and postgraduate students from business schools and the sciences, as well as a variety of … Continue reading

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Employability, or creating futures?

ShareTweet Employability is an important concept for aspirant students, as they face a challenging job market and have to manage student loans. Too often, discussions around employability become rather reductive, focussing on quantitative measures at the expense of the bigger … Continue reading

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Future (Inc): Walking the walk!

ShareTweet Will technology  disrupt our existing and future infrastructure? was the question asked at the launch of the Chartered Accountants and Australia and New Zealand‘s latest thought leadership paper, Disruptive Technologies: Risks, Opportunities – can New Zealand make the most of them?  at the … Continue reading

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5 to 5 bootcamp

ShareTweet The most enjoyable landmarks in my teaching year are connected to experiences where students go through a team-based idea development process.  Last year, the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship paper ran through the Start-Up Weekend, which coincided with our dates.  This … Continue reading

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Innovate!

ShareTweet Great to see the  Innovate finals at the NZ Sport and Rugby Institute  last week, where the winner, Kevin Halsall’s Ogo, was announced to a full house.  Ogo is a is a revolutionary wheel chair that blends cutting edge electronics and … Continue reading

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A matter of trust: new research – help needed

ShareTweet New Research on trust in early stage ventures – in collaboration with Dr Melanie Ashleigh from University of Southampton, UK. The concept of trust is a vital ingredient that contributes to new venture success and yet little or no … Continue reading

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