ICEHOUSE (incubator)

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The Icehouse is a business growth centre that creates learning environments for entrepreneurs and business owners to enable them to significantly grow their companies. The Icehouse encompasses a Startup accelerator (Flux Accelerator) for startup companies, Programmes and Workshops for owner managed companies to develop their business skills and is home to New Zealand’s largest grouping of angel investors. The current CEO of The Icehouse is Andy Hamilton.

The Icehouse is owned by a not-for-profit trust (The ICE Foundation) and backed by the financial support and expertise of the New Zealand government and a number of partners that includes: Bank of New Zealand, Callaghan Innovation, CAANZ, James & Wells, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Xero and founding partner The University of Auckland Business School.

John Antony Hood, the previous Vice Chancellor of Oxford University said in his visit to New Zealand

“Successfully nurturing creative and clever new business ventures is the essence of ensuring the future wealth and welfare of societies: in New Zealand, The Icehouse, led and inspired since its inception by Andrew Hamilton, is the beacon.”


The Icehouse won the Education Category in 2009 Vero Excellence in Business Support Awards [1]

In May 2010, Forbes names The Icehouse as a top ten technology incubator changing the world.[2]

Notable Publications[edit]

Irving, D et al. (2009). Changing Gears: How to Take Your Kiwi Business From the Kitchen Table to the Board Room, Auckland University Press


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