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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

DoPaw Pet Food

DoPaw

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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: Lou Anne Lowry Business: DoPaw Founded: 2020 / Launched 2023 HQ: Waikato Can you tell us a bit about your business? DoPaw, based in the North Island of New Zealand, stands […]

CEDA

Manawatū – The future of food

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In the heart of the lower North Island, is a small but mighty region batting above its weight on a global scale, poised to shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s evolving food narrative. The region’s rich history in food innovation and science, coupled with fertile natural resources, and backed by thriving primary, technology, distribution and logistics sectors, […]

Solo App

Solo

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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: Brent Wilson Business: Solo Founded: 2018 HQ: Wellington Can you tell us a bit about your business? Solo is an accounting app that makes it easy for self-employed New Zealanders to […]

Magnify Consulting

Sales Strategy for the new financial year – Three key things every business owner must do

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With the new financial year beginning on April 1st, it is a critical time to lay the foundations for your sales success in the year ahead. Here are three key things you can do at the start of a new financial year to get your sales rolling. 1. TAKE THE BEST FROM LAST YEAR AND […]

QWB Lab

QWB Lab

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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 Founders: Sabine Doolin and Robert Sadleir Business: QWB Lab Founded: 2021 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business? QWB Lab unlocks the value of culture by measuring wellbeing. […]

Wych

Wych

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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: Dermot Butterfield Business: Wych Founded: 2020 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business? Putting consumers in control of their own data is now a commercial and regulatory […]

Neurofanos

Neurofanos

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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 Founders: Samantha Holdsworth and Hamid Abbasi Business: Neurofanos Founded: 2023 HQ: Auckland Can you tell us a bit about your business? At Neurofanos, we are focused on transforming neurosurgery while delivering significant […]