Entrepreneurs at The Atom

Learn about the entrepreneurs based at The Atom—Te Kahu o Te Ao innovation space.

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AKENE Limited

AKENE is the spirit of Ancient Africa, our story is one of passion, perseverance, and relentless dedication to crafting beverages that inspire and invigorate.

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Archway Education

Archway Education is a social enterprise offering affordable, enjoyable and transformative tutoring for high school students in Aotearoa.

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Beeloved is a small honey business launched by Hanna Kilmister in 2020 through Young Enterprise (YES).

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Encore Lit

Encore is a platform that provides entertainers with financial literacy to make a living from their performing arts careers.

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Grow Easy

Founded by Abbie Wood during her intermediate years, Grow Easy is a boutique indoor plant and gifts business, focused on easy care plants.

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Healing Architects

Healing Architects empowers innovators to cultivate healthy mindsets, habits and workflows through understanding holistic health.

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Moraka Menstrual Cups

Moraka Menstrual Cups is a New Zealand charitable social enterprise. Started by CEO and founder Shuari Naidoo.

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Ora Cards

Ora Cards, a Young Enterprise venture, creates games with Kiwiana themes, encouraging Te Reo Māori language for all ages.

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Perfect Circle

Perfect Circle is a vintage clothing store aiming to bring in superior quality whilst benefitting our environment.

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Samantha Ainslie, Founder of Prepped, is working at Cityfitness, passionate about health and fitness and is ensuring gym-goers meet their nutritional needs.

Cameron and Mohammad from Qisma Tech

Qisma Tech

Qisma Tech aim to help young Kiwis develop technological skills through physical games.

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Remojo Tech

Remojo Tech is a social enterprise, which exists to create a sustainable solution to the problem of e-waste and digital inequity in Aotearoa.

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Sivananda Yoga Kendra

A well-established organization in South India, teaching Yoga through online platforms, expanding out to New Zealand.

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Students Against Grime

Students Against Grime is dedicated to enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of driveways, pathways, and other surfaces in local businesses and households.

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Studio Halfgray

Studio Halfgray is a creative video production agency based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

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Testli is an up-and-coming venture, born out of Young Enterprise Trust, developing a test strip which detects for the presence of Rohypnol, a date-rape drug.

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Together Collective

Together Collective exists to celebrate young artists in Aotearoa in taking their work to the next level through limited edition clothing designs.

Victoria Student Fund Charitable Trust three co-founders

Victoria Student Fund Charitable Trust

The Victoria Student Fund Charitable Trust is a student-run investment fund that aims to educate aspiring investment professionals at Te Herenga Waka.

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Wellington City Market

Wellington City Market is a recurring market aimed at those seeking one-of-a-kind vintage items and supports local talent.