Proton Alumni

Where are they now? Follow the journey of our graduates and their ventures here.

Learn about the successes of The Atom entrepreneurs at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington, who have moved their ventures out from university into the real world.

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Evithé Biotechnology

Evithé Biotechnology specialises in developing ethical evidence-based nutraceuticals and integrative medicine.

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Don’t Buy Media

Don’t Buy Media, launched in London in 2021, specialising in the creation of short-form content across social media platforms.

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Bio Gold New Zealand

Bio Gold New Zealand is inspired by a mission to create a new, environmentally sustainable primary industry for New Zealand.

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From the founders of reusabowl, comes Fussy – personalised workplace catering from local eateries.

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Amplifier brings people together through 1:1 video speed networking, building genuine relationships.

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StudySpy is making it easier for the students of Aotearoa to make one of the most important decisions of their lives—what they are going to study.

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Obvious Brand Partners & Noticeboards

Obvious is a brand, marketing and communications agency, building brands with purpose.

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Fish and Swallow Productions

Fish and Swallow Productions specialise in documenting cultural events and spotlighting creatives, and other extraordinary individuals from around New Zealand.

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Makeripples is a new Wellington-based startup offering a social platform for social organisations in the age of social change.