Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Webtrepreneurs feted in Webstock ’13 BNZ ‘Start-up Alley’

Media Release

Webtrepreneurs feted in Webstock ’13 BNZ ‘Start-up Alley’

BNZ is calling all Kiwi ‘webtrepreneurs’ to enter BNZ Start-up Alley at Webstock 2013, where two talented tech start-ups will win prize packs that include $10,000 cash and trips to Silicon Valley.

The competition will see eight finalists pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at the upcoming web technology conference Webstock, held in Wellington in February 2013. Each finalist will also be able to create a stand at the BNZ ‘Start-up Alley’, an area specifically designed for the finalists to display their product or idea to the top tech-heads in the country.

BNZ head of digital Steve Bowe says, “This is a significant boost for New Zealand’s burgeoning tech economy. Our finalists will not only have the opportunity to propel their businesses to global success with this prize, they will be showcasing their offering to the rock stars of the international web industry.”

In addition to the cash prize, the winners will also receive flights to Silicon Valley, San Francisco to meet with top names in the web and technology industries, a 12 month BNZ banking package, use of the BNZ Edge Centre and access to ongoing mentorship and connections.

The 2012 winner of BNZ Start-up Alley was Go Vocab, a language learning start-up founded in Wellington, which has already signed up hundreds of teachers and thousands of students across Australia and New Zealand.

To apply for the competition, applicants must be a start-up New Zealand company in the web or technology arena, with fewer than five employees.

Send all applications and a description of the product or idea in a 1-5 page PDF to before Friday 18 January, 2013.

Finalists will be announced on Friday 25th January 2013.

Further information can be found in the following link:


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news