Auckland Startup & Innovation Study Tour 2015


In March 2015 we took a group of 15 Australian business and innovation leaders on a 3-day innovation and startup study tour to Auckland.


Our objectives were to find out why New Zealand is doing so well in this space and what could we learn and take back home. And to attend the world-class Better by Design Innovation Summit, with the world’s top design theorists, practitioners and executives, as speakers, sharing their design and innovation stories.

Visiting Auckland gave the participants a concentrated dose of startups, incubators and innovative organisations. These organisations gave us an insight into how they’ve achieved entrepreneurial cultures and driven innovation, growth and success on the world stage.

On day 1 the group visited The Icehouse, Vend HQ, Fisher & Paykel and Les Mills and on day 2-3 they attended the Better by Design Summit.