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Southeast Asian entrepreneurs visit Fieldays

ASEAN agribusiness entrepreneurs visiting New Zealand see potential for Kiwi farming technology to be adapted to suit Southeast Asia.

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Business leaders forge friendships at KL summit

Luke Rikiti was one of the New Zealand business leaders who explored business opportunities and built networks with 40 Southeast Asian counterparts at the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Summit in KL.

Entrepreneurship / News
Silkworms and catwalks
inspire Kiwi designers on Thailand visit

The Foundation recently took a group of five fashion-focussed Kiwis on a week-long trip to Thailand to delve into the thriving Thai fashion scene and build connections with their local counterparts.

Entrepreneurship / News
Weaving connections between Aotearoa and Asia

“Separated by ocean, connected by maunga.” From New Zealand Aotearoa to the Philippines, two talented and inspiring wāhine are weaving indigenous connections through fashion.

Entrepreneurship / News
Flying in the face of fast fashion

Committed to upskilling rural women in Thailand, fashion label Folkcharm has shown that fashion doesn't need to be a race to the bottom where low prices and poor worker conditions are the norm.

Leadership / News
Young entrepreneurs tackle clothing waste and didymo for 48-hour challenge

Leadership Network members took a group young entrepreneurs under their wing to guide them to second place in this year's Entrepreneurs in Action event, held in Wellington recently.

Entrepreneurship / News
Rags2Riches helping empower women in the Philippines

Philippines social entrepreneur Therese Fernandez-Ruiz openly confesses that before her first visit, her sum knowledge about New Zealand was “cows, Lorde, Xero, and Lord of the Rings”.

Entrepreneurship / News
Mushroom venture blooms from Philippines visit

It was a goodie gift bag on her 2015 trip to the Philippines that triggered something of a eureka moment for Wellington Chocolate Factory co-founder Rochelle Alagar.

Entrepreneurship / News
Taking traditional Māori medicine to Asia

Entrepreneur Tama Toki is making tonics and skincare products capturing the healing properties of native plants and finding markets in Japan, China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Entrepreneurship / News
Kiwi entrepreneurs find inspiration in Vietnam

Five social entrepreneurs from New Zealand and Southeast Asia met in Vietnam recently to learn about the social enterprise scene there, meet key industry leaders and explore business opportunities.

Entrepreneurship / News
Connections and confidence in the time of Covid

Entrepreneurs from around New Zealand gathered in Waiuku recently to reconnect with old friends and share ideas about the turbulent year that's been.

Entrepreneurship / News
Entrepreneurs blown away by Tauranga’s tech scene

Tech entrepreneurs who visited Tauranga this month as part of the Foundation's entrepreneurship programme say they were blown away and inspired by the innovation they encountered.

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