Tech incubator for health-care start-ups proposed for Freeport Hospital

Dr. Doug Dittmer steps into an old, empty building on the grounds of Freeport Health Centre as he talks about a new incubator for start-ups working on medical-related technology. Dittmer wants the incubator to be established at Freeport, and he’s pitching the idea to William Charnetski, the Ministry of Health’s chief innovation strategist. Charnetski oversees […]

Govt earmarks $15m towards commercialising hi-tech developments

The Government’s $15 million investment into initiatives supporting Kiwi start-ups is a step in the right direction but there’s still more to be done, a Massey University economist says. The Pre-Seed Accelerator fund is aimed at developing “cutting-edge” research into viable start-up businesses. Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said hundreds of savvy hi-tech Kiwi […]

€500,000 fintech start-up fund announced by Enterprise Ireland

Announcing a new start-up fund for fintech start-ups today (26 May), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the support was a “key part” of the current Government’s push to help key sectors. Providing €50,000 in equity to 10 selected start-ups in the fintech area, applications open at the start of June […]