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The Icehouse

The ICEHOUSE is a business growth centre that includes: business growth programmes for SMEs; a business incubator for start-ups; and New Zealand’s largest group of Angel Investors. It is a collaborative partnership between The University of Auckland Business School, BNZ, HP, NZTE, Gen-i, Ernst & Young, Paul Diver, Grafton Consulting Group and Microsoft. It was established in 2001 in recognition of the importance of SMEs to the New Zealand economy. The ICEHOUSE’s purpose is to take responsibility for delivering 350 of the 3000 firms needed to get New Zealand into the top half of the OECD by 2013. We work with a range of SMEs, from start-ups to established multi-million dollar enterprises. Our vision is to be the place for turning entrepreneurial companies into international successes. Our mission is get alongside people who want to transform their companies, helping to grow both their talent & our country’s prosperity.

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Name and Mailing address
Name: The Icehouse Web-site: The Icehouse
Street: Level 4, The Textile Centre, 117-125 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell
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City: 1140, Auckland Phone/Fax: +64(9)3086200 / +64(9)3099713
Country: New Zealand Networks:         
Communication & Contact
  Andrew Hamilton

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  Mark Macleod-Smith
Seed Partner

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  Grace Barclay
Marketing Executive

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  Natasha Burton
Contact Person

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The Business Incubator is member of:
Incubators New Zealand
Business Incubator Services

Office & Other Services
Special rates with service providers

Business Support
General business advisory
Business information
Finance Advice
Referrals to Business Professionals
Help to enter international Markets
Legal advice

Office rooms for rent
Conference hall
Internet Access (high speed) / ICT services
Workshop / production space for rent

Incubation Program
Pre-incubation program
Incubation program (on-site)
Incubation program (off site / virtual)
Mentoring / coaching

Facilitation of contacts to financiers
Facilitation of contacts with long-term investing business partners
Seed Capital

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
Network with other Program Clients

Technology Transfer
Support with Intellectual Property Rights
Help with technology commercialization
Patent Advice

Financial management training
Training on selected business topics
The goals of the Business Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Create jobs
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Raise awareness of innovation
Support university-based entrepreneurship (spin-offs)
Create companies that generate export revenue
All (no specific target group focus)
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Business Incubator

Mixed use / without technological focus
PPP Public-Private-Partnership
Business Incubator Data              Year incubator opened: 2001Year (statistic): 2013
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services
Business areas of client companies
Last Updated
November 18, 2014