Edmund Hillary Fellowship: supporting world-changing ventures

by Evan Veza, BNZ’s Head of International Business Development

In a quiet valley in Upper Hutt, a select group of global entrepreneurs and investors have spent the past week together, connecting and sharing their plans to change the world.

Front and centre will be the second cohort to join the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) – a New Zealand-based programme that’s aiming to build a global community of people creating ventures with positive social and environmental impact. Continue reading…

Growing pains: Tips on managing business growth from 3 fast growing companies

There are 450,000 small and medium enterprises (SME) operating in New Zealand, accounting for nearly one third of our country’s total GDP. In the words of BNZ CEO, Anthony Healy, the sector is a deep reservoir of employment, talent, innovation and sheer bloody hard work. Continue reading…

Pitch Perfect: The art of pitching

Creating and delivering the perfect business pitch is a skill and it can be an exhilarating experience. If you’ve never done it before, you’ll be wondering what your audience wants to see from a pitch.

We asked two of BNZ’s past Startup Alley judges, one of the great Startup Alley MCs and co-founder of Webstock Mike Brown, for the top 2 things they do, and do not, want to see from a business pitch. Continue reading…