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Fields Way Engineering: 20 Years of Harnessing Technology and Innovating

Back in 1998, engineer Scott Field had just returned to Hawke’s Bay from the UK. Having worked in engineering firms in England and Brazil, he was keen to carve a niche in a ...

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Spray Shop: Moving the Business to the Next Level

Greg Deck grew up in the world of horticultural spray technology – his father Miles founded Croplands in Wellington in 1972. Some 40 years later and Greg manages the national ...

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Ready, Aim, Fire: 4 Tips on Validating and Launching a Product or Service

Between 65% and 95% of new products (or services) fail. I’ve helped many businesses decide what, when and how to launch a new product or service. I’ve learned that patience is ...

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Cam Calkoen on the Concept of ‘Too Hard’

Dear Awesome People in The Icehouse Network,

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Reporting on Your IP Status: A How-To Guide

Let’s set the scene: You’re the innovation manager for your company or you’re an entrepreneur. You’ve heavily invested both time and money into securing your intellectual ...

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Jack McQuire: 2017, a Year of Reading & Learning

In 2017, I challenged myself to read 25 books, and as I near the end of the year having read 33, I’ve been reflecting on how they’ve influenced the way I think and live my ...

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The ICE Foundation Announces 2017 Donations

The International Centre for Entrepreneurship (ICE) Foundation was established in 2001 for the purpose of advancing education to benefit the New Zealand economy and its ...

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I’m Investing in the Social Club. Here’s Why.

Inspired by others and in an effort to make ourselves more transparent in what we do, why we do it, and how we do it, I'm committing to sharing my investment thesis on each new ...

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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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