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Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.

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    • 4.6 • 107 Ratings

Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.

    Redefining the menstrual experience with Endosoothe

    Redefining the menstrual experience with Endosoothe

    Like so much of women’s health, natural and normal issues around periods are chronically underfunded, under-discussed and under-addressed. One local brand is working to change this. Endosoothe offers products, support and awareness building to empower and educate people who have periods. Founder Monique Lau joins us to talk her own health story, the origins of the business, and what the future holds.
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    • 21 min
    How Powrsuit is changing the face of leadership

    How Powrsuit is changing the face of leadership

    In Aotearoa only 10% of corporate CEOs and 29% of board members are women. Powrsuit co-founders Kristen Lunman and Natalie Ferguson believe this represents the largest potential to improve NZ business. Powrsuit is a self-described "leadership playbook", offering courses, podcasts and resources and a network of other leaders. This is the second time on the podcast for these two, who launched and scaled the hugely popular share platform Hatch, before completing a successful exit last year.
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    • 34 min
    The company making sustainable practice fashionable

    The company making sustainable practice fashionable

    Pangaia sell clothes in order to keep improving the methods of retail and production. Eva Kruse, Chief Global Engagement Officer at Pangaia, talked to us as part of Spark’s Future State series. Eva is a pioneer in sustainable fashion, spearheading the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and Global Fashion Agenda. Hear from a global leader on the future, challenges and hopes around better fashion practice.
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    • 43 min
    Setting the right sustainability strategy for your business

    Setting the right sustainability strategy for your business

    Recorded live at the Spark Innovation Studio in Auckland's CBD, Leela Gantman (Corporate Relations and Sustainability Director at Spark NZ) and Rachel Brown (CEO at the Sustainability Business Network) join us to discuss how companies of all sizes can bake better sustainable practices into their business. Listen in to hear how they approach strategy, drive action, and create practical toolkits to help other businesses do the same.

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    • 50 min
    The VC firm that raised like a founder

    The VC firm that raised like a founder

    Icehouse Ventures invests in and supports more companies than any other in Aotearoa, so naturally CEO Robbie Paul gets a good view of what makes a great company, founder and ecosystem. He joins us to talk about the state of VC today, Icehouse's recent raise of $10m and whether a lack of money is holding great companies back (spoiler: it isn’t).
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    • 43 min
    The solvable problem affecting up to one in three women

    The solvable problem affecting up to one in three women

    Don’t underestimate the power of the pelvic floor. That’s the advice of Dr Jenny Kruger when it comes to combatting urinary incontinence, an issue affecting up to one in three women that is common but not normal. The correct exercises can - in about 80% of cases - help stop leakage, and her company Junofem has created the revolutionary Femfit in order to help users ensure their exercises are working. Listen to hear how their company is helping combat the systemic underfunding of women’s health and technology.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

4@8&1 ,

Fantastic

This is such an interesting introduction to fantastic NZ businesses, with the interviews led in an optimistic and compassionate way by Simon. I am a supporter of the Spin-off in general but this show particularly stands out with the emphasis on ethical purpose-led business and social and environmental slants. The podcasts are even tolerable for teens (high praise!) while they are trapped in the car and I imagine could be really useful for some school subjects. Thank you so much.

Laty Ham ,

<3

Simon does such a great job of serving us insights into some great NZ brands and companies.

Annie Auckland ,

David Bell business advisor

Really loved Bell’s energy and a success story of a kiwi making it big, after working incredibly hard, in the USA. It’s very motivating 👍🏻

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