Friend of the show, Grant Foggo, is a connector of people working at StratAspire – who are a growth and sales consultancy. We talk about how sales, account management, relationships and outcomes. Companies spend too much time hunting for new business rather than keeping clients happy.
Tapio co-founded Fuelled to provide a fast, flexible, user-friendly form of finance that lets growth businesses turn their outstanding invoices into cash. He has had a varied career in tech in NZ with previous roles at Kiwibank, Microsoft, Fronde and Oracle. Let's find out how the Finnish developer took courage in his hands and moved up into leadership and onto running a company.
Hamish Fraser started Verb 14 years ago and is the primary vehicle for his consultation services, business connections and software services. However he has also been one of the youngest members of Timaru District Council and advocates for the tiny house movement and living mindfully whilst living with his family in a bus.
Into the mighty Taranaki, or "Taradise" as Adrian called it :)
We were invited by Graham Nelson and Jacqui Elley to visit the Manifold co-working space in New Plymouth and, it is a gorgeous working arena into which a number of Taranaki start-ups are beavering away at changing the world.
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.