Creativity + Innovation = Entrepreneurship: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? with Dr Marcus Powe
Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

Creativity + Innovation = Entrepreneurship: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? with Dr Marcus Powe

  • Massey Business School, Albany Expressway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this talk, Marcus will discuss a remarkable equation which is, Creativity + Innovation = Entrepreneurship. This equation represents a simple set of relationships, but they often go wrong. Why is it that so many organisations and communities try innovation and fail?

 

Perhaps they are trying creativity, design thinking, agile or whatever in a sequence that is doomed to fail. Often we confuse the terms, assume skills that don’t exist, or think being busy means being fast. These behaviours and approaches continue to turn the simple into complex. We will discuss a process that will help you calibrate where your organisation or community is when benchmarked against best practice. The benchmark is based on 35 years practice and research in 5 countries. We will then outline the eight steps required to embed an innovation system into your organisation and also help you identify the many ways creative thinking is sometimes stifled! Finally, we will discuss some lessons learned about how universities and business communities can work together successfully in this process.

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The Future of Now
Nov
27
12:30 PM12:30

The Future of Now

For more than 50 years, humans have been expanding the potential of future technology – designing software, systems and devices to increase efficiency, solve problems and ultimately, build better lives.

But if we are to compare today’s technology to that expected in the next three to five years, the so-called transformative ‘paper to desktop’ era of the last 20 years is simply the beginning of our technology journey.

Today, the next wave of disruption – the dawn of General AI, nanobots, the internet-of-things, cryptocurrencies and blockchain – is imminent, and is set to change everything we know about technology and its place in our world.

In fact, ideas once coined ‘futuristic’ are already here – and they’re rapidly changing the face of business.

But are New Zealand businesses truly ready for the magnitude of change expected over the next few years? Are they prepared to ride the next wave of technological disruption? Or will they miss the opportunities of an exciting but unpredictable new world?

Keran McKenzie is futurist in residence at MYOB and is fascinated by new technology and how it is transforming the way we live, work and play. His role involves looking at the current and future trends in technology, and how they can be developed to benefit Australasia’s businesses, both small and large.

Join him for a conversation about the latest technology businesses are adopting and how business owners can embrace the change this wave of disruption is bringing.

Ecentre are thrilled to bring you this upcoming speaker session in collaboration with our partners MYOB, Smales Farm and Grow North.

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5in5 Speaker Series
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

5in5 Speaker Series

  • MUSA Student Lounge, Massey Palmerston North (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How can you harness your enthusiasm to make change in the world?
We give five unique and diverse speakers five minutes each to tell their stories of how something they are passionate about has shaped their lives.
Join us for an inspiring event that might spark your own journey in social or business enterprise.

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5in5 Speaker Series
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

5in5 Speaker Series

  • Room SSLB5, Massey Palmerston North (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How can you harness your enthusiasm to make change in the world?
We give five unique and diverse speakers five minutes each to tell their stories of how something they are passionate about has shaped their lives.
Join us for an inspiring event that might spark your own journey in social or business enterprise.

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Professional Entrepreneurs Network - July
Jul
3
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Entrepreneurs Network - July

This network is for professional entrepreneurs who are starting up a business with global ambition. The ecentre hosts regular (monthly) meetings that enable participants to share, collaborate, and socialise with like-minded entrepreneurs.  Residents of ecentre, and entrepreneurs who have completed an ecentre programme are also members. Our alumni are encouraged to help other people who are at an early stage of starting a business.
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Professional Entrepreneurs Network - June
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Entrepreneurs Network - June

This network is for professional entrepreneurs who are starting up a business with global ambition. The ecentre hosts regular (monthly) meetings that enable participants to share, collaborate, and socialise with like-minded entrepreneurs.  Residents of ecentre, and entrepreneurs who have completed an ecentre programme are also members. Our alumni are encouraged to help other people who are at an early stage of starting a business.
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Professional Entrepreneurs Network - May
May
8
9:30 AM09:30

Professional Entrepreneurs Network - May

This network is for professional entrepreneurs who are starting up a business with global ambition. The ecentre hosts regular (monthly) meetings that enable participants to share, collaborate, and socialise with like-minded entrepreneurs.  Residents of ecentre, and entrepreneurs who have completed an ecentre programme are also members. Our alumni are encouraged to help other people who are at an early stage of starting a business.
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Professional Entrepreneurs Network - April
Apr
10
8:45 AM08:45

Professional Entrepreneurs Network - April

This network is for professional entrepreneurs who are starting up a business with global ambition. The ecentre hosts regular (monthly) meetings that enable participants to share, collaborate, and socialise with like-minded entrepreneurs.  Residents of ecentre, and entrepreneurs who have completed an ecentre programme are also members. Our alumni are encouraged to help other people who are at an early stage of starting a business.
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ecentre Sprint Programme - March
Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

ecentre Sprint Programme - March

Sprint teaches you an approach for validating a market opportunity and creating a sustainable business model. Sprint builds your entrepreneurial capability which you can repeatedly apply to your own business, or the business you work for. Many people make the mistake of developing their business before they have properly validated the market and achieved market fit — Sprint reduces the risks you take, saving you time, effort, and money. 
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Impact Challenge 2018 @ Massey
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Impact Challenge 2018 @ Massey

The Impact Challenge 2018 is your opportunity to tackle some of the most significant problems facing us today, as outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This challenge is open to the Massey University community, and organised by the ecentre -- the enterprise and innovation centre at Massey University, along with industry partner PROJECTR®.
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