In this episode, the Asia New Zealand Foundation's Alexis Allen speaks with Indonesian entrepreneur Adi Reza of Mycotech, and New Zealand entrepreneur Veronica Harwood-Stevenson of Humble Bee Bio, who are both creating innovative solutions in sustainability. Leather from mushrooms, and bioplastics from bees, it's all part of a sustainable future being built right now.
The Asia New Zealand Foundation's Adam McConnochie talks Asia and tech with two experts in the field: Bradley Scott and Cris Tran. Both are serial entrepreneurs with huge experience across a range of tech businesses in the region. For this chat, Brad joined Adam from Auckland, and Cris is in Vietnam. The discussion ranges across how to succeed in Asia in the tech world, how NZ companies are performing currently in the tech space, and where the new challenges are coming from?
In this episode , Adam McConnochie speaks with Thai coffee entrepreneur Fuadi Pitsuwan, co-founder of specialty coffee company Beanspire - and Tesh Randall, founder of Raglan Food Co, currently supplying coconut yogurt into over 750 outlets across Asia. It's a breakfast match made in heaven ! Both are hugely successful business-owners, with high quality products, and a strong commitment to sustainability.
The Asia New Zealand Foundation's Adam McConnochie continues his conversation with Kiri Nathan and Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, fashion entrepreneurs and collaborators - one in Auckland, one in Manila. Today's discussion picks up on Kiri's experiences in Asian textile and fashion markets, where Reese continues with her "Rags-To-Riches" enterprise, producing hand-made bags, clothing and homewares for international customers.
From Aotearoa New Zealand to the Philippines, two talented and inspiring wāhine are weaving indigenous connections through fashion. In the first part of a two-part discussion we talk to Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, of fashion and design house Rags2Riches (R2R), which works with community artisans in the Philippines, and Māori fashion designer, weaver and artist Kiri Nathan, about their remarkable collaboration.