Kiwi secrets to start-up success

  • 21/07/2016
Kiwi secrets to start-up success

By Emma Brannam for Newshub Connect

From rockets to chocolate milk, we’re a country of creativity, but turning inspiration into innovation is harder than it looks.

In fact, seven out of 10 new businesses fail within five years. Often the idea isn’t the problem, it’s the execution.

So Kiwis can get better access to cutting-edge technology and global thinking, a new government supported business accelerator, Vodafone xone, has opened in Christchurch.

To mark its launch, we asked four high-fliers for some startup secrets.

ROCKET MAN

Peter Beck, Rocket Lab

Kiwi secrets to start-up success

Peter Beck (supplied)

MOBILE MARKETING MAESTRO

Andrew Plimmer, Motim Technologies, Vodafone xone mentor.

Kiwi secrets to start-up success

Andrew Plimmer (supplied)

BAG LADY

Cecilia Robinson, My Food Bag, Au Pair Link

Kiwi secrets to start-up success

Cecilia Robinson (supplied)

MASTER MILKMAN

Peter Cullinane, Lewis Road Creamery

Kiwi secrets to start-up success

Peter Cullinane with chef Chelsea Winter (supplied)

And you can hear more from Peter and other inspiring Kiwis on the Vodafone xone Innovators Series on Radio Live.

This story has been created by Newshub Connect for Vodafone.

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