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  • Seven rules for life in a start-up

    I'm on my first start-up. My experience has previously been at mature companies. Looking back, I realise that at every company, many of my recommendations focused on the fundamentals of IT management — project management, life-cycle planning, governance and staff development.

  • Online gig guide spreads the word from K Rd

    Startup company Mukuna runs an online guide to live music and DJ gigs in Auckland. But Mukuna is more than a guide; it is also a tool for syndicating music event listings to other websites, says lead programmer and one of the founders of the company, Lisa Salmon.

  • John Deere makes it happen for local start-up

    All it took to get the ball rolling for start-up company chief executive Fady Mishriki was an email to John Deere’s US headquarters. Within five hours, the agricultural machinery giant had replied, saying it was interested in Mishriki’s proposal.

  • Christchurch start-up previews the web with Mozilla

    Christchurch-based start-up Interclue has developed a preview tool that allows users to see a snapshot of a web page when hovering over a link — before clicking it. When users hover the mouse pointer over the link, an icon appears, and if the user rests the mouse on the icon, a summary of the linked page will pop up.

  • Angel investors take wing in New Zealand

    Around 70 people gathered at an angel investor showcase, held at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour last week. Four companies, hoping to raise money to fund their business ideas, made their pitch and answered tricky questions from the knowledgeable audience.

  • OpenEye takes signage to the next level

    OpenEye Displays, a developer of digital display technology, won two awards at the recent Gen-i New Zealand Incubator Awards. The company won the start-up of the year category and its chief executive, Gareth Croy, won the start-up entrepreneur award.