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Staff profile: Paul Holloway

Paul Holloway is the Chief Financial Officer for Wintec and Soda Inc.. He strives to break the stereotype that "accountants are boring". And judging by the cheeky answers in this Q&A style staff profile, he seems to be doing a decent job! Who inspires you? My man Ludacris. He has some awesome gold teeth and some sweet grills. What’s the best concert you ever attended? Justin Bieber - he's my #goals. If you could be any animal, which would you be and why? Crocodiles – they seem so happy and they're super cute. What’s your favourite business book/podcast? My Dad Wrote a Porno. I listen to it just before bed every night. What are you passionate about? Vacuuming - it's getting into the corners

CO.STARTERS: A new wave of support is starting at Soda Inc.

Soda is on a mission to raise the entrepreneurial IQ of kiwi start-ups and strives to back the courageous who dare to start a business. They are excited to announce the launch of the CO.STARTER’s programme as their latest initiative to further support entrepreneurs on their start-up journey. Soda CE Erin Wansbrough said every business opportunity started with an idea, but the idea was the easy part. “Execution is everything. At Soda we provide programmes which enable entrepreneurs to step back and take a rational view of their idea from a business perspective; to test and validate with the market; and ultimately shape that great idea into a great business. “We noticed that there were a numbe

Soda Inc. is proud to introduce one of our newest Soda LIFT incubation clients: Kai Tech

Lisa Booth and Mikkel Fishman are the latest to be accepted into our LIFT programme. The pair are working on their business Kai Tech. Kai is a collaborative food system and platform. Its proprietary technology accelerates healthy, sustainable food to all people. It learns what you love, knows what is available, and matches the two unlocking solutions to some of the biggest challenges such as eliminating waste. Lisa and Mikkel are opening the Kai technology up to like-minded movers and shakers in food, partnering to scale impact. The duo has been paired with mentors Rebecca Mills and Vaughan Fergusson. We recently caught up with Lisa, Mikkel, Rebecca and Vaughan so you could learn a bit more

Coworking profile: Espaso Verde

Archie Trembath has journeyed down many paths in her life, but it was the darkest path that led her to a garden of light. After a battle with depression, Archie bought her soul back to life with the help of nature, now she’s known for bringing life to thriving gardens. The budding landscape designer works for Espaso Verde, which means ‘green space’ in Portuguese, a landscape design company based in the Hawkes Bay – she opened the Hamilton branch based in our coworking space at Soda Inc. Archie was born in Fiji, but grew up in the States. “I’ve lived in three countries, Fiji, America and New Zealand, I have spent a third of my life in each country. “People always ask me where I’m from and I n