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Wellington's IT entrepreneurs ignore the weather

Published: Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:37 PM
Wellington's (bad) weather not the main reason for its IT entrepreneurship
By Peter Kerr for sticK
(sticK - 24 Nov. 2010 ) The joke is that Wellington's a good place for IT entrepreneurs because the weather forces developers and the like to stay indoors.
More likely given its concentration of internet and computing based businesses is the ability to rub shoulders with like-minded people.
"Wellington's a small, connected community," says Paul Spence, chairman of 'Unlimited Potential', an IT professionals group.
He says the region has 3000 IT professionals, whose collective realisation is that there's strength in working with each other.
"There's a Wellington buzz that we're good at this," Spence says. "We're finding small groups to do start ups that are drawing on the expertise in the capital."
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