"Have a plan" – Dinosaur Polo Club co-founders Robert and Peter Curry
Game development isn’t something people typically think of when they hear of Wellington. However, brothers Peter and Robert Curry have created engrossing games that garnered a global reputation including a BAFTA nomination and reaching #1 in the STEAM sales charts with their game Mini Motorways.
"Push the boundaries" – Garage Project co-founder Pete Gillespie
We talk to the co-founder of Garage Project, the brewery dedicated to creativity and exceptional beer, catapulting Wellington into the ownership of the title 'Craft-Beer Capital' and with loyal fans the world over.
"Don't think short-term" – Humble Bee Bio founder Veronica Harwood-Stevenson
Veronica Harwood-Stevenson founded Humble Bee Bio, a deep-tech company with global recognition, which led to her being named in the Top 5 hottest biotech start-ups in NZ in 2021. Humble Bee is working to create a new plastic product using the genetics of the humble Solitary Bee.
"It's okay to fail" – Six Barrel Soda co-founder Joe Slater
Hear from Joe Slater - co-founder of Six Barrel Soda, the experimental NZ organic soda company that's changing the game for non-alcoholic beverages...and the rest of the world is catching on.
"Be clear on your purpose" – Storypark co-founder Jamie MacDonald
Originally solving a problem for his mother in early childhood education, Jamie MacDonald turned a home project into what is now Storypark. It serves millions of families across Australasia by making the connection between teacher, parent, and family stronger via technology.
"Get your hands dirty" – Mevo co-founder Erik Zydervelt
Mevo is the company that turned using a vehicle into a Climate Positive Business leading them to be named the Most Innovative Urban Transport Service in New Zealand in the Global Green Business Awards. They’re making it easier for Wellingtonians, and soon New Zealanders, to be kinder to the enviro…
"Soft skills are hard skills" – Humankind founder Samantha Gadd
Employee experience consultancy Humankind founder Samantha Gadd discusses her vision over the “old school” days where workers were treated as units of labour, the importance of mentor/peer learning, how business leaders must get brave and have tough conversations, and the formula for hiring the rig…
"Listen to feedback" – Hnry co-founders James & Claire Fuller
Hnry co-founders James and Claire Fuller talk about their mission to make accounting easy, the importance of delivering great customer service, celebrating little moments of joy and the challenges of rapid growth. Ironically, the couple with no accounting backgrounds have created a tech product t…
Jacinta Gulasekharam - Dignity NZ
With a dream to make period products accessible to everyone, Jacinta started a social enterprise that turned into a social movement - and landed her in the Beehive.
Ryan Carville and Simon Cooke - Froth Technologies
Two mates, a love of beer - what could possibly go wrong? Simon and Ryan discovered the missing ingredient in Kiwi brewing and decided to make it themselves.