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Leadership Network member
building ethical cosmetics brand

Kiwi makeup brand and social enterprise Indigo and Iris is looking to Asia to source its next cosmetic offering for conscious consumers. It’s a business move that’s surprised CEO and Leadership Networ

Entrepreneurship / News
Vietnam a gateway to SE Asia for Māori tech entrepreneurs

Five Māori entrepreneurs visited Vietnam recently to learn about the country’s rapidly growing tech scene, make industry connections and explore opportunities.

Leadership / News
Leadership Network helps young
entrepreneurs win trip to Brazil

Eight budding entrepreneurs mentored by Foundation's Leadership Network members bagged the two challenge prizes at the 2018 Entrepreneurs in Action event.

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.

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
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
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
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
When the going gets tough...

The Foundation's Adam McConnochie takes a look at the big issues entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia are grappling with and how they are responding to these difficult times?

News / News
NZ entrepreneurs to learn about innovation and digital disruption in Southeast Asia

New Zealand entrepreneurs will learn about the accelerating tech scene in the Philippines and meet technology trailblazers from across Southeast Asia on an Asia New Zealand Foundation programme.

Entrepreneurship / News
Kiwi experience for Southeast Asian social entrepreneurs

Eight leading social entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia spent a week in NZ learning about this country and engaging with the NZ social enterprise scene, including attending the Social Enterprise World

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