On Saturday morning last week, The Kiwi Landing Pad and ICEHOUSE brought together 30 Start-uppers to go head-to-head against Australia on the This Week in Startups network.
In a live video link to the US – Local judges at Fishburners in Sydney and The ICEHOUSE in Auckland selected 3 Start-ups to to pitch to Jason Calcanis and Lon Harries in the International Meet-up Cup - a “World Cup-style” tournament where two cities are pitted against each other in a live meet-up event, with companies from each city pitching to win the gold.
Watch the full show below above find out who won - and what Jason and Lon had to say about our Auckland representatives, BigLittleBang, TranscribeMe, SlideSpeech and Snackle.
One of the things I’ve found quite useful during my time here, is tapping into local/start-up information feeds.
Here are a selection of the ones I’ve found most useful;
Startup Digest - Weekly email with reading material suggestions/events/tech community stuff. *This is a must*
This week in Startups - Weekly podcast/videos on what’s going on in Start-up land. Often topical, but good value if you’re interested in industry trends. (Podcast)
Mixergy - Regular (very) in-depth interviews with successful entrepreneurs – lots of ground-level tactics. (Podcast, videos)
Angel List - Tap into the newsletter – But this is really worth spending some time on the main site getting your head around it.
Sprouter - Regular newsletter which highlights of some of the more interesting start-ups around the world.
Springwise - Similar vein to Sprouter – I scan both newletters when they come through as part of my personal ‘New-Tech Radar.’
If anyone has other suggestions here I’d be happy to add them to the list – (Tweet to @KiwiLandingPad or @reubenmetcalfe)
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