Recently Raj and Mike were invited to "Hemp & Crickets - Oh My!" at which John and the Breadcraft team showed off, "sustainable food using alternative sources of protein - the way of the future" using crickets. And that's now John's job - growing crickets by the many many many thousands.Read More
Viv and Kerry talk about tech change through a human lens, developing capabilities through hackfests, and student led innovation before tackling psychological safety, Google’s Project Aristotle and workplace bullying!Read More
Sean Audain works at the Wellington City Council and has been a civil servant in one manner or another all his professional life ... wait, wait, come back, this is NOT boring!
This is a story of many things, open data, smart cities, guiding others through red tape, and compassion for the startup but most of all this is a story that is in no way finished.Read More
Philip Fierlinger has worked amongst the "gods of Silicon Valley".
A fascinating run through Philip's design life, from the early days in film, before his design love took over.. We discuss design, what it is, and why it's essential to your business, and how it has played such a pivotal role for Philip in such roles as co-founder of Xero.Read More
We talk to co-founder Rachel Hatch about the VR kiwi project that has been 8 years in the making and the journey to make an idea into a viable product ready to ship.
Cutting edge stuff from Rachel, and this is only one of the ideas she’s working on!Read More
Vic Crone, CEO of Callaghan Innovation joined NZ Rise members in Wellington to discuss their experiences with Callaghan Innovation and shared her views on where she believes Callaghan Innovation can play a role in supporting the local eco-system.Read More
Growing up in Ethiopia and living in six countries has made Yoseph a global citizen driven to make positive impact through entrepreneurship. As a former New Zealand National Poetry Slam champion and TEDx speaker Alina believes in the power of story above almost everything else.Read More
Sam started in recruitment to HR and strategy which lead to information management and analytics. These days Sam spends his time at Xero as Head of Data Innovation, so he’s all about how to use data and conveying information in interesting ways.Read More
We were both intrigued as to how Farming2020 event would gel/clash with the ideas espoused at Silicon Mahia and the answer came with our chat with Peter, the driving force behind the event, and the innovators we spoke to ... listen up.Read More
Dean and Regan from Embrium, a Miramar-based technology company, that possesses proven and extensive experience in product development, real-time control and high-resolution data acquisition and analysis.Read More