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It’s estimated that wineries around New Zealand spend around $80 million each year on testing. One start-up is looking to save costs and give winemakers more time to focus on winemaking and less time in the lab with its testing device. Winealyse is a venture developing a c...
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Meet the Founder - SaproTech

September 27, 2022
The leather goods industry is worth around $400 billion. From handbags to clothing, the industry uses subsidiary products from the primary sector. It also contributes to our global emissions. But what if you could create a leather equivalent from fungi? That’s just what on...
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Around 168 million tonnes of stored grain go to waste every year. That’s enough to feed 350 million people. In silo grain spoilage is a huge problem costing the industry $24 billion a year. And it’s not just the wastage that’s the problem. It’s the health and safety ...
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Councils and other industry bodies are under increasing pressure to improve their monitoring and reporting on the health of New Zealand’s many waterways. With many of our waterways being large and often remote, accurate data harvesting can be difficult and not always as ef...
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Kaitech by SeaSpire

September 6, 2022
80% of live fish stocks have been exhausted, but our global appetite for seafood is increasing. If fishing continues at the current rate, we face the chance of an ocean devoid of fish and the end of entire ecosystems. Enter, KaiTech by SeaSpire, a deep tech company, concerne...
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Genesmith by NeXtgen Agri

August 26, 2022
For many sheep farmers, a big challenge to their ability to optimise their production systems lies in not knowing which lambs are coming from which ewes, meaning they can’t accurately identify the most productive animals they should be breeding. It’s not a new problem, b...
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When you lift the lid on the nine companies selected for the latest Sprout cohort, you get an overwhelming sense of a shared purpose. All these companies are striving to achieve the same thing - the improved health of our people, flora & fauna. The diverse range of companies...
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It's widely accepted that starting a venture from scratch can be risky, exhilarating and exhausting all at the same time. The challenges that face entrepreneurs are well documented, from raising capital, inconsistent income, establishing a brand, a customer base, the long ho...
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Sprout is hiring!

June 30, 2022
When any company grows, the need to resource its growth becomes paramount and Sprout is in a position to need to do just that. With recent personal changes and a lot of good growing pains, we are on the look out for three new herd members. Accelerator ManagerCommunity and Ev...
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The answer is probably yes.In recent years, 'free' money has been abundant in the market due to unique microeconomic conditions. But the tides are turning with markets becoming unstable, inflation rising, and central banks attempting to stamp out this inflation. Meanwhile, c...
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