Christmas and Thanks from GBJ Innovation

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. 

Entrepreneurs
In 2017 I was fortunate enough to work with a number of fantastic entrepreneurs, young and old.  Thanks to all of you who had the ambition to give it a go.  You are the ones who make a real difference.  There are too many of you to mention individually and I would hate to miss anyone - you know who you are.

Ecosystem
Thanks to everyone within the tech and startup / innovation ecosystem including;
- Ministry of Awesome
- ChristchurchNZ & GreenHouse
- University of Canterbury - EDP, entre & Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Canterbury Tech
- Canterbury Angels
- Startup Weekend & Christchurch Startup Meetup
- Callaghan Innovation & their Regional Business Partners
- NZTE
- Startup Dunedin
- All the fantastic sponsors
- And our exceptional services providers

Canterbury Tech
After 5 years I've recently stepped down from the board of Canterbury Tech.  They are a fantastic group and I remain a member and wish the new committee all the best.  The strength of this group is clearly evident during the recent board elections, with 16 nominees for 3 positions. 

Location
I live in Canterbury in the startup hotspot of Tai Tapu but work with people across the country, focused primarily on the South Island.  Christchurch gets most of my attention but I am a regular in Dunedin which is where my great-great-grandfather and great-great-grandmother arrived from Glasgow in 1858.

New Year
Working in this space can be exciting but can also be challenging, stressful, and all encompassing.  This is the perfect time of the year to remind ourselves to take some time for ourselves and our families, review where we are at and set goals for the new year.

Looking forward to an exciting 2018, Merry Christmas and have a safe New Year.


Regards

Geoff Brsh
Founder, GBJ Innovation