In April, Callaghan Innovation launches Scale-Up New Zealand, a free online platform with verified information on Aotearoa New Zealand’s vibrant innovation ecosystem.
Created from a model that is hugely successful overseas, Scale-Up New Zealand will make it faster and easier for ambitious businesses to find and connect with people and capital and other help they need to grow.
Scale-Up New Zealand will showcase our innovative businesses, along with the investors, incubators, accelerators, multinationals and others who support or partner with them. It will also create opportunities for investors and multinationals to connect with innovative New Zealand businesses.
The platform will increase the profile of your company to a local and global audience, and it will make it faster and easier for you to connect with investors, incubators, accelerators and companies you could potentially partner with. You will be able to use the platform to ask for facilitated introductions to key people and create meaningful connections.
Scale-Up New Zealand will also allow you to conduct market research and validation. For example, you can analyse other companies in your industry or those in your target market, look at historic funding round information and improve your understanding of market trends in the New Zealand innovation ecosystem.
Learn more and register to be part of Scale-Up New Zealand.
Auckland – New Zealanders will experience more unprecedented changes in financial technology in 2019 like never before, FintechNZ general manager James Brown says.
Brown says Kiwis will see some amazing new developing trends this year, such as financial unbundling gaining momentum which will drive more competition and more transparency as New Zealand has witnessed in the life insurance sector.
“It’s all happening this year. We will see new investment platforms will emerge like Sharesies and now Hatch, which now offers customers the opportunity to buy shares in the US Wall St stock market, Brown says.
Do you have an InsurTech that could bring strategic impact to the insurance industry? It’s not too late to be involved. You have one week left to submit your pitch for an opportunity to join us as an Envest TechTank participant on 26 February. This is your chance to collaborate with our Australian counterparts, transform thinking, influence digital innovation and drive new customer value.
Submit your pitch by Friday 8 February for your chance to join us. Up to five entries will be selected to present to the audience, who will help to pick the winner. Winning is based on the InsurTech who stands to have the most strategic impact. Full details and prizes are outlined here.
View the full list of speakers here, with many familiar faces from the InsurTechNZ team presenting.
New Zealanders need to look beyond the card or phone for just making simple transactions, such as iris eye recognition as a method of identifying people, he says.
“Kiwi small to medium businesses should consider a strategy around non-cash payments. Sweden has been highlighted as the number one contender for going cashless with Australia not far behind and it could go cashless by 2020.
Last month’s highly engaging NZ FinTech Summit hosted a diverse range of speakers taking everyone on a journey of discovery and opportunity. Binu Paul, Finnotec shares the common themes that emerged from the summit:
Jason Roberts, Co-chair of FinTechNZ’s largest Working Group, InsurTechNZ shares highlights of the group’s activities for 2018, and a sneak peek of what’s to come for 2019:
CEOs and managers often struggle to move beyond day-to-day business demands because the focus is “keeping the car on the road” rather than strategic or long term direction.