We have our 2018 Start-up Alley winners

By BNZ Head of Small Business, Harry Ferreira.

Six of the hottest names on the NZ start-up scene pitched their growth plans at BNZ Start-up Alley at the St. James Theatre in Wellington. The competition was tight, but together with fellow judges Derek Sivers, Anna Guenther, and Leah Culver I’m excited to announce that we have selected two winners this year. Continue reading…

Record number of BNZ Start-Up Alley entries

BNZ Start-Up Alley is one of the highlights of Webstock, the globally significant celebration of the web and gathering of its makers. This year will be no different with a record number of entries into the competition and yet another six fantastic finalists gearing up to pitch their idea to a panel of expert judges on February 16 at the St James Theatre in Wellington.

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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…