Chief Executive, The Icehouse
Andrew Hamilton is Chief Executive of The ICEHOUSE which is a business growth centre based in Auckland, New Zealand that works with entrepreneurs and business owners to enable their growth. Since 2001, The ICEHOUSE has worked with 5,000 Kiwi SMEs. It has raised a bunch of money for these companies, enabled thousands of new jobs and helped them grow their revenue and earnings over 4 times comparable benchmarks. In 2010, The ICEHOUSE was recognised as one of the top 10 technology incubators in the world by Forbes.com, the only such group out of the USA.
Andrew is active in the innovation industry in New Zealand and offshore, member of angel investment network ICE Angels, Board Member of the Asia Business Angel Forum, Director of HiTech Solutions & FaceMe Video Conferencing, World Class New Zealander and an investor in the Global from Day One Seed Fund.
Andrew has previously co-founded and Chaired Incubators New Zealand and the Angel Association New Zealand, was Chair of eBus a digital TV commercial delivery software company that was acquired by UK based IMD Media Group in 2012, a Director of Anzatech which is focused on helping Australian & Kiwi high tech companies enter the US and Chinese markets, an Executive of the Japan New Zealand Business Council and director of Big Little Bang a virtual world for kids that combines play with music collaboration and learning in the most wicked terrestrial world.
In 2010 Andrew was awarded as an Emerging Leader under the Blake Leadership Awards and in 2011 he was awarded as an Honorary Life Member of the Angel Investment Industry of New Zealand.
Life before The ICEHOUSE included stints as security guard in the America’s Cup Yachting in San Diego, commercial lawyer at one of New Zealand’s leading law firms Russell McVeagh, retailer and marketer at Masport a Kiwi outdoor equipment company and corporate venturer at listed building multi-national Fletcher Building.
Andy has two daughters who are early into their school years and is married to a South African-Aussie who can’t work out how she ended up living on the little island of New Zealand at the bottom of the world.
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