Burnes Bows Out As CEO

James Burnes, a co-founder and the first CEO of Startup Queenstown Lakes Trust, will be stepping down from his role in early February 2020 the organisation announced today.

Think like a startup

James Burnes presents at the Vodafone Innovation Summit presented by the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce.

Social enterprise initiative announced for Wanaka

On 26 September at Wanaka’s popular coffee stop Urban Grind, more than two dozen entrepreneurs and socially-minded community members gathered to learn about social enterprise – business models that serve a purpose beyond profit.  …

Coffee Jam Returns to Mornings at Yonder

“When’s the next coffee jam?” is possibly the most asked question we hear. Our monthly meet-ups take place in Queenstown and Wanaka as a place to meet up with like-minded …

Prospector Experiment Ends, Space Closes

The last day in July marks the end of Prospector, a collaboration space for startups and entrepreneurs. The pop-up space was a 90-day experiment ran by Startup Queenstown Lakes to …

Investor Network Launches in Wanaka And Queenstown

Startup Queenstown Lakes is pleased to announce the launch of WWIN, a professional network that gives qualified investors access to upskilling, capital-raising deal flow opportunities, and connections within the local region and New Zealand’s growing startup and innovation scene.