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Stories from Next Gen Entrepreneurs Each episode we'll connect with entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests will share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out.

Stories from Next Gen Entrepreneurs Each episode we'll connect with entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests will share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out.
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Stories from Next Gen Entrepreneurs Each episode we'll connect with entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests will share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out.

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English


Episodes

#17 Robett Hollis, Founder, FRONTSIDE

11/11/2018
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Robett Hollis is a passionately driven Entrepreneur. He founded a media business called FRONTSIDE, one of NZ's leading Content Consultancy & Video Production Agencies which in February 2018 officially joined forces with Saatchi&Saatchi. This company now sits (100%) under Publicis Groupe - The 3rd Largest Communications Company in the World with 80,000 employees in over 120 countries. In 2006 Robett launched AIRTIME - which grew into NZ's Largest Action Sports Media Network. In July 2018...

Duration:00:15:38

#16 Lisa Ison & Johanna Cotter, Co-Founders, Digital Commons

10/28/2018
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Lisa Ison and Johanna Cotter are two amazing entrepreneurs who have a depth of digital expertise and have rapidly grown their business, Digital Commons. Digital Commons operates in both New Zealand and Australia with a team specialising in online and mobile media. I hope you enjoy this episode, be sure to subscribe and share it with your network. Stay awesome and share the love Eli Smit Founder + Host Groundbreakingpodcast.com

Duration:00:13:26

#15 Craig Piggott, Founder & CEO, Halter Ltd

10/14/2018
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New Zealand’s farming sector adopts new technology more quickly than many other countries around the world. Our emerging start-up ecosystem has been able to iterate quickly on-farm and is often driven by deep domain knowledge. Craig Piggott, the Founder and CEO of Halter, is one entrepreneur helping farmers embrace the digital revolution. Halter’s product is a cow collar that lets farmers track and move their herds. So think of a Fitbit for cows, a cow wearable that not only tracks their...

Duration:00:16:20

#14 Chloe Van Dyke, Founder & CEO, CHIA Natural Health Drinks

9/30/2018
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This episode I spoke with Chloe van Dyke the Founder and CEO of CHIA. CHIA aims to produce innovative nutrient rich options and encourages adventure. Chloe is involved in all aspects of the business from production through to sales. The brand is now widely distributed throughout New Zealand and is recognised as a leader in the beverage industry in innovation and nutrition. CHIA exports to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. Be sure to subscribe and share this episode with your...

Duration:00:15:22

#13 Sharndre Kushor, Co-Founder and COO, Crimson Education

9/16/2018
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This was my first time meeting someone who has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. This episode I speak to Sharndre Kushor, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Crimson Education. Sharndre along with her Co-Founder Jamie Beaton have turned a small Auckland based start-up in a global education company operating in 25 countries and valued at over $200 Million. To date, Crimson Education students have received more than $33 million in scholarships to study at the world’s...

Duration:00:29:12

#12 Vaughan Rowsell, Founder & Director, Vend

9/2/2018
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You are in for an awesome episode, as I speak to Vaughan Rowsell, the founder of Vend, a New Zealand high-growth tech success story, and founder of OMGTech! a charitable initiative to help kids into careers with future technology. Vaughan was EY's Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and is a sought after speaker on numerous topics from startups, culture, education and innovation. As Vice-chair of the NZ Hi-Tech Trust Vaughan is involved in the celebration of the NZ hi-tech industry...

Duration:00:15:50

#11 Carson Kropfl, Founder, Locker Board

8/26/2018
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The United States accounts for more than 50% of the total skateboarding market and skateboarding is now a $4.8 billion dollar industry. Now imagine being 12 and getting the chance to appear on “Shark Tank” to pitch your skateboard business. And then imagine that Sir Richard Branson offers you $65,000 for a 20-percent stake in your company.This was the reality for Carson Kropfl the creator and founder of Locker Board. But as any good entrepreneur knows, before luck comes hard work. You...

Duration:00:14:54

#10 Lillian Grace, CEO & Founder, Figure.NZ

8/19/2018
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Welcome to another amazing episode of Ground Breaking Podcast. Did you know... By the year 2020: In the face of all of this data, today, less than 0.5% of available data is actually being analysed. Lillian Grace is one of those making sense of this data for New Zealand. Lillian founded Figure.NZ in 2012 and is focused on making data accessible to everyone. I hope you enjoy this episode. So, leave a comment and subscribe today. Stay awesome and share the love Eli Smit Founder +...

Duration:00:14:13

#9 Anna Guenther, Co-Founder and Chief Bubble Blower, PledgeMe

8/12/2018
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As careers go Anna Guenther is not doing half bad, with stints working for the New Zealand Government, MIT and a Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding. Anna is currently co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, New Zealand's first crowdfunding platform. Over five years PledgeMe has had over $15 million pledged and over 1,100 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns - ranging from food forests through to a craft brewers. In order to continue to grow in...

Duration:00:10:33

#8 Ben Reynolds, CEO and Co-Founder, Spalk

8/5/2018
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This week's episode saw me speak with Ben Reynolds the Co-Founder and CEO of Spalk. Spalk's offices are based out of the Icehouse and I was amazed by the number of significant businesses that have been connected with this Trust. Spalk’s technology allows broadcasters and content owners to offer hundreds of different audio commentary options alongside their existing live broadcast. They have developed some clever technology which is able to perfectly synchronise remote commentary audio to...

Duration:00:20:33

#7 Dale Clareburt, Founder and CEO, Weirdly

7/29/2018
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Welcome to another amazing episode of Ground Breaking Podcast. When it comes to the recruitment process and landing the ideal hire it can seem like a daunting and nearly impossible task. This week I am talking with Dale Clareburt the founder and CEO of a high-growth kiwi tech company called Weirdly. Dale describes herself as a business Leader, a HRTech expert and a Future of Work enthusiast. She has extensive experience across the recruitment industry. Her passion lies in developing...

Duration:00:12:40

#6 Katharina Weischede, Founder, Slime Princess

7/22/2018
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I'm super excited this week as I got to meet a princess. Well the Slime Princess. Katharina Weischede is twelve and passionate about slime and putting smiles on peoples faces. Katharina runs a physical and an online store and has expanded to sell Slime Princess merchandise. She has built an awesome brand and is well worth following on Instragram. I hope you enjoy this episode. So, leave a comment and subscribe today. Stay awesome and share the love Eli Smit Founder +...

Duration:00:06:41

#5 Ashutosh Sharma, CEO and Founder, Sparx Exchange

7/15/2018
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Hi everyone, Welcome to another week and another episode of Ground Breaking Podcast. This week I speak with Ashutosh Sharma, the CEO and Founder of Sparx Exchange. In a world of AR, VR, cryptocurrency, blockchain and the ecommerce frontier, Ash Sharma is working on some of the products for tomorrow. I was so glad to find some time with Ash who travels regularly outside of New Zealand and I'm sure you will enjoy every minute of this interview as much as I did. Prior to this interview...

Duration:00:11:45

#4 Will Hewitt, Managing Director, Ventworks

7/8/2018
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Welcome to epsiode 4 of Ground Breaking Podcast. This week I interviewed Will Hewitt the Managing Director of Ventworks. Will started his career in Nelson, while he was still attending school. He co-founded ThnkBot with his long-term mentor and friend Daniel Farley. ThnkBot produced educational robot kits. From robots to wireless sensing products, Will moved onto his next venture founding Ventworks. His devices are in use in the Nelson/Tasman and Canterbury regions, and work atop of...

Duration:00:08:41

#3 Deanna Yang, Chief Cookie Officer, Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar

7/1/2018
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Welcome to our next episode, this week we are talking with Deanna Yang the Chief Cookie Officer of Moustache Milk & Cookie Bar. If you have never tried one of Deanna’s cookies, can I encourage you to jump online and order a pack today, YUM! Deanna dreamt of opening her own Milk & Cookie shop since she was 8 years old. Deanna talks with me about the journey of making this dream a reality. Retailing through both physical and online stores and the cultural change we need to see in New...

Duration:00:12:12

#2 Rees Vinsen, CEO & Founder, Adduco Media

6/24/2018
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Welcome to our first episode, this week we are talking with Rees Vinsen the Founder and CEO of Adduco Media. Rees talks with me about starting his business at the age of 15-years-old. The incredibly hard transition from taking an idea and turning it into a real world business; all with no business experience and no capital. He shares his recipe for successfully finding the right customers and the challenges he had to overcome because of his age. Also don't miss his best 3 pieces of advice...

Duration:00:13:00

#1 Welcome to Ground Breaking Podcast

6/19/2018
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Welcome to Ground Breaking Podcast. I have a passion for business and when I started to work on my first business idea I thought I should learn as much as possible from those already blazing a trail ahead of me. Each week I'll connect with young entrepreneurs making an impact on the next generation of business. Guests will share the stories behind the businesses they are building, what’s worked, what hasn’t and how they are figuring things out. I look forward to you joining me on the...

Duration:00:00:54