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Hamilton

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Soda Inc. announced as Westpac Waikato Business Awards finalist

The finalists for the 2018 Westpac Waikato Business Excellence Awards have been announced and Soda Inc., a Wintec company, has been named in the Not for Profit category. Soda Inc. is a business incubator that helps founders and entrepreneurs establish and grow their start-up business, making them a strong contender for the Not-for-Profit Award. Soda Inc. chief executive, Erin Wansbrough, says that Soda entered the awards because they have a unique model in the incubation start-up support industry and wanted to see how they stack up. Soda takes a 5% stake in each start-up with the idea that one day it will be successful and these shares could pay for future entrepreneurs to come through a pro

Soda Inc. to support Gisborne business start-ups with Activate Tairāwhiti Partnership

Incubate then accelerate — that is the aim of Soda Inc, a new incubator programme to partner with Activate Tairawhiti. Soda is a wraparound service that takes businesses through a 12-week intensive, specifically-tailored programme, with handpicked mentors from around New Zealand. Businesses or individuals pitch their opportunity, then are taken in to the Soda ranks. In exchange, 2.5 percent of the company’s equity goes to Soda and another 2.5 percent to regional economic development agency Activate Tairawhiti (AT). Activate general manager economic development Steve Breen says the new initiative will significantly benefit the region’s start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. “We are excited to