Entrepreneurial Startup Community

For newcomers: [Startup Digest] started in Silicon Valley and has already attracted over 20,000 subscribers and received endorsements from some of the most high profile entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley – many of whom have encouraged us to expand the list to New Zealand because they believe that there is a massive amount of unrealized potential in the startup world here. We couldn’t agree more.

You can also get New Zealand event updates, local start-up commentary and links to our innovators forum discussion through Twitter @IONTweets

ION is New Zealand’s original virtual community for innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors. The ION e-Letter is supported by EGL, Revera and iWantMyName and has been managed by Paul Spence in Wellington. During 2010 ION has moved to an opt-in events newsletter format and reached out to Silicon Valley based theStartupDigest.com who
distribute free global tech/biz event newsletters on a weekly basis. ION now supplies data for the New Zealand listing.

Follow this short link to check out the latest New Zealand StartupDigest:  If you want to keep informed about all the tech/biz/startup events in NZ, please subscribe to our StartupDigest newsletter. If you are heading offshore to promote your company, don’t forget to look at
event listings from other locations too. More being added each week.

If you have an event or product launch that you would like placed in the NZ StartupDigest, please do let Paul know at: ion at genius dot net dot nz

[Startup Digest] is an email digest of the best startup events in your area. Here are 5 things that we will accomplish:

  1. We will promote the entrepreneurial lifestyle and the culture of DOING, to help change the world into a better place.
  2. We will strengthen the pre-existing entrepreneurial communities no matter how small or large they currently are
  3. We will create stronger bonds between entrepreneurs through relevant events where the startup community physically meets each other.
  4. We will promote the cross-pollination of ideas and people that would not otherwise interact.
  5. We will empower the leaders in these startup communities and give them the tools and inspiration to create a huge difference.

This is the year of the entrepreneur.

If you would like to be a part of the entrepreneurial revolution happening around the world in 2010, sign up for the digest in your area here.

If you are already a subscriber or friend of [Startup Digest] we would love your thoughts, comments, and feedback. Send me an email anytime

Enjoy 🙂  Chris McCann, chris [at] thestartupdigest [dot] com

And for those who are not connected or registered make sure you connect with  http://www.ion.net.nz http://www.genius.net.nz http://twitter.com/GeniusNet

Technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand.

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Online Video Business Portal

Online Video for Business is a crucial means of engaging with clients, prospects and your channel. Video communication is exploding world wide both for personal and commercial entertainment and information.

For many the first video portal that comes to mind is YouTube, Vimeo or many of the others available. Many large multi nationals and smaller enterprises have begun to implement online video principles, however I believe we are just beginning to scratch the surface of the enormous potential of online video

Business Video Site

Worth checking into for your weekly update on IT issues, direction and insight

I recently came across one USA based portal that delivers a wealth of high quality video content from numerous blue chip companies.

“Business Video” is a joint partnership between Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), the world’s leading business to business and integrated marketing media company, and Interactive Media Strategies, a leading research analyst firm covering the business video and enterprise communications marketplaces.

For companies wishing to learn how to create low cost videos that can assist them with on line Social Media contact The Tweet Twins.

For 2009 the top viewed videos on YouTube are as follows. It definitely shows that fame can come almost over night with a world wide following and reinforces one of my messages this past year… get your head around to using video online as it is a key growth tool.

Most Watched YouTube videos (Global):
1. Susan Boyle – Britain’s Got Talent (120+ million views)
2. David After Dentist (37+ million views)
3. JK Wedding Entrance Dance (33+ million views)
4. New Moon Movie Trailer (31+ million views)
5. Evian Roller Babies (27+ million views)

Most Watched music videos on YouTube (Global)*:
1. Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (82+ million views)
2. Miley Cyrus – The Climb (64+ million views)
3. Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. (54+ million views)
4. The Lonely Island – I’m On A Boat (48+ million views)
5. Keri Hilson – Knock You Down (35+ million views)

Posted by Kevin Andreassend Co Partner of Tweet Twins