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Coworker profile: Waikato Chamber of Commerce

Over 100 years ago, one of the most important organisations in New Zealand opened its doors; New Zealand Chambers of Commerce. With 30 Chambers in New Zealand, supporting over 22,000 businesses members, the organisation influences and inspires New Zealand business through training, advice, information and support. Our Student Intern, Xanthe Garahy, recently had a chat with Waikato Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Simpson. She found out all about the Chamber and how they came to be a part of the Soda Co Working space. Chris said Waikato Chamber of Commerce had one simple yet effective purpose; to shamelessly promote business. “It’s all about hyper localizing information, so rather than just talk

Dorenda Britten talks designing solutions

Our Comms & Events Coordinator, Kyra Piccione, went to the Designing solutions for the 21st Century workshop as part of TechWeek 2019. In this quick piece she shares the golden nuggets of wisdom she learned from The Britten Institute’s Dorenda Britten, an experienced design strategist and creative thinker. Dynamo Dorenda Britten, kicked off the workshop by explaining that she was and had always been an outsider. “I got sent away from school for asking too many questions. I’m not satisfied with repetitive answers, and neither should you be,” she said. Many years ago (in the 70s), Dorenda read a “terrible” book called The Dice Man. The premise of the book, she said, was that the world was too

People’s Choice winners steal the show at NZ Startup Bootcamp 2019

After 48 gruelling hours of innovation, hard work, many light bulb moments and countless coffees two teams came out on top of the NZ Startup Bootcamp, each taking home $10,000. The winner of the ASB Best Startup category was agri tech team RH Innovation. The team was made up of Rahat Hasan - CEO, Tyler Crabree - Electronic Engineer, Bismarck Simeon - Materials and Processing Engineer, Daniel Blair - Business Development and intern Cooper Stephenson. RH Innovation LTD, have a revolutionary way to measure soil moisture, salinity and NPK using cost effective sensors and effectively gather information with unprecedented ease. The information is stored in their database and is available to their

Guest writer: In Conversation: Brooke Roberts, Sharesies

Jess Molina  is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: Investing seems like one of those totally intimidating things only real adults too (b

Guest writer: In Conversation: Marc McHardy, Banqer

Jess Molina  is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: This one is for anyone who's ever wished financial education was part of the core cur

Guest writer: In Conversation: Julian So, CFO

Jess Molina is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: I've always been extremely fascinated in how other people's world looks like - especia

Guest writer: In Conversation: Elly Strang, Editor of Idealog Magazine

Jess Molina is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: Career highlight so far: There’s been a lot of moments, particularly because every t

Guest writer: In Conversation: Gemma Major from Seed Waikato

Jess Molina is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: I can’t remember exactly how I met Gemma Major many moons ago, but I'm glad our paths

Guest writer: A note on founder culture

Jess Molina is a storyteller. That’s just who she is – a 20 something editor turned actor and TV host, chronic oversharer on the internet, flatlay enthusiast, pasta eater, writer, and fairytale believer from New Zealand. And that’s just her night job. By day, she’s a cool corporate, helping bring stories to life through her unique brand of storytelling. Somewhere in there she manages to relax and live her best life eating all the food, staying up late to interview celebrities LA time, and sharing her ‘Instagram’ life. This week she is writing a series of blog posts in the led up to our NZ Startup Bootcamp: I've seen this quote by Alisa Jacobs pop up everywhere and it's always resonated with

Soda Inc. is proud to introduce one of our newest Soda BOOST incubation clients: MumaBoost

Simone Stewart is the latest to be accepted into our BOOST programme. She graduated from our LIFT programme in December 2018 and is looking forward to taking her startup, MumaBoost, to the next level. MumaBoost is a natural supplement for new mums that helps prevent postnatal depletion. Simone met her new mentor, Leigh Kite, last week and we thought we’d catch up with them so you could learn more about the new duo. Simone Stewart: What got you into your line of work and how did you end up where you are? I’ve always been passionate about sport and health, so after high school I headed down to Otago University and studied a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in Exercise Prescription and M

Meet the speakers for NZ Startup Bootcamp 2019

The speakers for this year's NZ Startup Bootcamp are set to inspire. We thought we'd introduce them to you before the event so you can get a taste of what's to come. Our entrepreneurial line-up is composed of Rocketspark co-founder - Grant Johnson, Sharesies co-founder and CEO - Brooke Roberts, and East Imperial co-founder - Tony Burt. Read more to learn why Grant likes spending his spare time in prisons, why Brooke did a celebratory dance when she found out Jacinda Ardern was pregnant, how much time Tony spends playing cricket and much more. Grant Johnson: Grant Johnson is a Co-Founder of Rocketspark. Rocketspark is a beautifully simple website builder that enables non-technical business ow