Insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs

Buy Kiwi

Why growing online marketplace Buy Kiwi wants to keep e-commerce local

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A 100 per cent Kiwi owned online e-commerce marketplace is encouraging New Zealanders to support Kiwi-owned businesses and keep hard-earned dollars in New Zealand. Buy Kiwi hopes to capture 0.5 per cent of the fast-growing e-commerce online market – $29m a year – before 2027. Buy Kiwi, based in Parnell, Auckland, supports only New Zealand […]

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Tōnui Collab

Tōnui Collab

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In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and change-makers working on innovative startups, social enterprises and SME’s around Aotearoa New Zealand. At a glance Founder: Shanon O’Connor Business: Tōnui Collab Founded: 2019 HQ: Gisborne Can you tell us a bit about your business? Tōnui Collab is a specialist bilingual education partner dedicated to creating innovative STEMM […]

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PowerUp Podcast

PowerUp Podcast Season Four – Trailblazing Taranaki tales unwrapped

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Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki has released the final three episodes of its PowerUp Podcast, Season Four, hosted by business advocate and CEO of NZ Story, David Downs. Each episode of the PowerUp Podcast features a prominent Taranaki entrepreneur who is making waves with their trailblazing spirit and innovative approach. Through candid conversations they share […]

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CEDA

Manawatū businesses to benefit from partnership between CEDA and ManawaTech

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Businesses in the Manawatū will benefit from a new partnership between CEDA and ManawaTech as they support the Summer of Tech programme in 2024. With an aim to increase the number of recent tech graduates moving to the region, they will cover the Summer of Tech registration fee for participating businesses as well as co-funding […]

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Callaghan Innovation

Time to start your first real R&D project? Apply for up to $400,000 in co-funding

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Callaghan Innovation’s New to R&D Grant was created to support entrepreneurs at the start of their innovation journey. Those entrepreneurs have formed a business around their exciting new idea or concept, are looking for some initial research and development (R&D) funding and would benefit from starting their own in-house R&D programme. The grant comes in […]

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Drip Waterproof Socks

Drip Waterproof Socks

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In Founder Focus we introduce entrepreneurs and change-makers working on innovative startups, social enterprises and SME’s around Aotearoa New Zealand. At a glance Founder: Paul McKernan Business: Drip Waterproof Socks Founded: 2023 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business? We have designed a waterproof sock for outdoor enthusiasts and sports lovers, […]

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Young Enterprise Trust

Māori and Pasifika young entrepreneurs navigate 36-hour Business Challenge

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Forty-five exceptional rangatahi Māori and Pasifika young minds from high schools across Aotearoa were united in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland last week to attend the entrepreneurial education programme, ‘Young Navigators,’ by Young Enterprise Trust. The initiative, sponsored by One NZ, alongside Pacific Business Trust, and New Zealand Māori Tourism, is designed to immerse Māori and Pasifika […]

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Squarespace

Squarespace website and ecommerce builder platform

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Squarespace is a popular website building and hosting service that allows individuals and businesses to create professional-looking websites and e-commerce stores without needing extensive technical expertise. It provides a user-friendly interface with an intuitive “drag and drop” editor, and a variety of professionally designed templates that users can customise to create their own unique websites. […]

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