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After nearly 20 years, it’s time for a change…

In another day in the life of The Icehouse and the cause to help Kiwi business owners and founders reach their potential, after more than 18 years I will be transitioning out ...

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Announcing Icehouse Ventures

| Some might wonder, what now? Today we announced Icehouse Ventures, the investment arm of The Icehouse and a new business partnership with the objective of powering up access ...

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Why Would You Ever Create a Startup? (The Odds Are Horrible …)

What causes a founder to start their business? What do supporters or wider members of the ecosystem say to these founders when they are starting?

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The Icehouse Annual Letter 2018

Hi Icehousers It’s The Icehouse Annual Letter time – yep, its coming to the end of 2018! It’s time again for us to look back on the year that’s been, look forward to the year ...

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Pouring Solution Part Three: Building Self-Sustainability in the New Zealand Start-Up & SME Ecosystem

I am Andy Hamilton and for over 20 years I have been a student of business, a student of change and I ask a lot of questions. Here’s my profile on LinkedIn - sorry if you get ...

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Pouring Solution Part Two: A Few Questions Often Asked About the SME Economy

I am Andy Hamilton and for over 20 years I have been a student of business, a student of change and I ask a lot of questions. Here’s my profile on LinkedIn - sorry if you get ...

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Pouring Solution Part One: What Are the Facts and What Is the Data Telling Me?

I am Andy Hamilton and for over 20 years I have been a student of business, a student of change and I ask a lot of questions (I'm just like that). Here’s my profile on LinkedIn ...

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Pouring Solution Preface: A Series on Improving New Zealand’s Economic Performance

I marvel at people who observe trends and do things that will shape what the future looks like.  These people are to be treasured as they contribute to changing the world.

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The Icehouse Annual Letter 2017

By Andy Hamilton, CEO of The Icehouse Drawing inspiration from organisations like Y-Combinator I wanted to write you a letter to put some context around what we do, why we do ...

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Andy’s Self Help Journey of Reading – Summer of 2017

Over the 2017 Summer, here are a few books that I read which had some great insights, tools and stories in. I am sparing you the love stories, the crime novels and the comics.

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