Isaac Bentwich is an Israeli entrepreneur who has successfully started a number of companies, taking Rosetta Genomics to an IPO on the NASDAQ. Follow this link to read more about him, and what he's doing in NZ:
Innovate is a community of entrepreneurs within the Manawatu, Wanganui and Tararua who meet to share their experiences, glean great strategies on growing their businesses or ideas from each other and generally get energised from connecting with people who are walking the same journey.
Innovate U, a 3 week workshop, is dedicated to teaching lean methodologies. Hosted by BCC, Innovate U will focus on clarifying the business model canvas and exploring why it's such a powerful tool when working through the early stages of your idea or venture.