Budding entrepreneurs in Hawke’s Bay have been told things are at a “critical juncture”, if up and coming Hawke’s Bay companies are to become truly global players.

After speaking to about 30 people at the launch of the Business Hawke’s Bay’s regional start-up strategy, Amos Palfreyman, the Israeli Embassy’s economics and trade representative, said some people in the region still needed a bit of “nudging” as to why government or council funds should be put towards moves to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“Some people are really supportive but at the other end some people are still quite doubting. That’s not unique to Hawke’s Bay bit it is encouraging that at least people from all along that spectrum are there to engage and join that conversation…

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