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Better together concept inspires winning business idea

A solution to the issues New Zealand dairy owners are facing took out the Most Viable Business Award at the Soda Inc. Innes48 Start-up Competition at Wintec last night. The winning team, Creative Dragons travelled from China to compete in the 48-hour business start-up competition. They wasted no time in identifying and responding to the major issues facing local convenience stores – being robbed, low margins and long hours. Their solution, C&D Box, a cooperative concept, responded to the theme of the weekend 'better together’ by putting store owners together to benefit from better security through technology, group buying and support. Creative Dragons received $10,000 from platinum sponsor

SODA Inc. Innes48 - Better Together

The SODA Inc. Innes48 Business Start Up Competition kicked off yesterday for the 7th year. The Opening Ceremony included talks from entrepreneurs Emily Heazlewood, Darrel Hadley, Peter Howell and Hal Josephson on their entrepreneurial journeys and gave the VIP guests and teams some of their key learnings. With only 48 hours to come up with a business idea, the speakers made it clear the teams need to learn how to fail fast and bounce back. Emily Heazlewood gave us insight on the three main learning points of her journey. The power of people and making meaningful connections is what helped her make the next step in business. After 12 months of developing and launching her application, Romer,