Feeding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: A Serial Entrepreneur’s Viewpoint


This is a presentation I gave to the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the 1st of April, 2014 as part of their Te Pūnaha seminar series. I was fortunate enough to be able to join Kate McGrath and Paul Smith from Victoria University for this seminar. Kate is the Director of the MacDiarmid Institute and she started the Master of Advanced Technology Enterprise (MATE) programme at Victoria University. Paul is the MATE Programme Director.

We challenged the audience with ways in which they could more effectively understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to better fund initiatives in the sector. Kate and Paul followed my presentation with a discussion about the lessons they learned from he first year of the MATE program.

CLICK HERE for a link to the Seminar abstract and the Te Pūnaha seminar series home page.