“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein


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By SARAH CODDINGTON – North Shore Times
Last updated 05:00 13/10/2009

Two Massey University students have proved to have the best innovative business idea on the Albany campus.

Unique partnership to take Massey research global

Massey University today announced a groundbreaking partnership that will dramatically increase the commercial potential of research carried out at the University.

GO! Competition unleashes entrepreneurial skills

Business to Business Tuesday, 06 October 2009

The Business Student Group at Massey University Albany has encouraged students to unleash the entrepreneur from within. The GO! Competition, aiming to find the best innovative business idea/product based on a genuine gap or opportunity, held the finals recently at the Albany campus.

Start-up highlight at TechEd 2009

(Computerworld September 2009)

Five start-ups put themselves in the spotlight at this year’s conference and pitched for the ICT innovators contest.

Two companies are from the e-centre at Massey University, Albany.

Centeros CEO James Crossley.
e-centre Virtual Resident
KernMobile, Director Kerry Connors

Incubators NZ, annual general meeting was held at the e-centre

Incubators New Zealand’s role is to lead this young industry’s development and ensure today’s start-up companies become tomorrow’s business successes.


Students can test business skills

By Jodeal Cadacio

Massey University at Albany and e-centre have launched an internship programme for students.

e-centre Opportunity For Massey University Business Entrepreneurship Graduates

e-centre ltd and Massey University College of Business have launched an internship programme for outstanding Massey University Graduates in order to actively support the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

The programme is aimed at students majoring in Entrepreneurship and began in June 2009 with the appointment of graduate student Sabrina Nagel.

Christine Nikiel: NZ Herald, April 2009

Health software developer dares to dream big

Precept Health (e-centre start-up company) hopes multi-million-dollar Malaysian deals will open the door to other Asian opportunities.

Precept Health, is a tiny start-up based on Auckland’s North Shore.

In the intensive care unit at Temerloh, Malaysia’s largest hospital, a stream of data is silently transferring from a patient to drug pumps, vital sign monitors, ventilators and other life support machines.

e-centre : enterprise, experience, excellence


The e-centre at Massey University’s Albany campus nurtures and grows entrepreneurial technology companies.

The unique environment provides guidance and support during the early stage growth phase, before companies graduate into the North Shore business community. For all participants it is a tangible ‘stake in the future’.

Precept Health takes big step into Malaysia

4:00AM Thursday Mar 12, 2009
By Helen Twose (read more at New Zealand Herald)

A North Shore software start-upĀ (e-centre resident company) has beaten off the likes of Philips and GM to gain a toe-hold in the lucrative Asian market.

The trouble with noodles

Unlimited Magazine February 2009

Grace Xue’s online venture whostolemymoney.com (e-centre virtual company) is all about control of your personal spending. And that’s something she learned the hard way.

Red Herring finalist – Precept Health (e-centre resident company)

Software company Orion Health has capped off a good year with another award win.

It was the only New Zealand company to win, although Auckland-based Precept Health was also a finalist.

The New Zealand Herald:nzherald.co.nz

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TUANZ ICT Innovator of the Year Award

Grace Xue, Who Stole My Money

Judges Comments:
The Judges were provided with a number of Innovative projects from entrants who have considerable skills as Innovators. Pulling together a number of languages and technologies, the winner is Grace Xue Who Stole My Money.

What are Incubators Business Incubators?

They are facilities designed to assist businesses to become established and profitable during their start-up phase.



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