Current work underway
Sian Simpson from Public Rally will be reporting back to Callaghan Innovation and NZTE on the Discovery Phase on the needs of the SaaS Community early June (this work has been funded by Callaghan Innovation).
The insights from the Discovery phase will feed into the design of the Community initiative, to be led by Callaghan Innovation, with support from NZTE. MBIE to recommend year 1 funding from ITP allocation .
Interviewees have identified common themes around access to skills, opportunities for entrepreneurs to connect, lack of knowledge on how to grow a global company; as well as some characteristics of high growth companies.
Potential funding themes
NZTE and Callaghan are developing a action plan with associated funding needs. MBIE will support year 1, years 2 7 3 will require funding allocation from a separate process.
Too soon to comment