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The Cointreau Creative Kickstart event

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Claire Conza’s Make Give Live, a social enterprise making hand-crafted knitwear to give warmth and support to those in need, emerged as the winner of three business pitches by young women at an event on Thursday night in the City of Sails.

Conza’s captured the hearts of attendees at a food-filled soiree at the headquarters of Eat My Lunch in Auckland’s city centre. Sponsored by Idealog and Cointreau, the event was emceed by Idealog publisher Ben Fahy, and featured a keynote speech by Eat My Lunch co-founder Lisa King. King delivered an inspiring speech on the importance of helping others in need, and how something as simple as ordering a lunch which is then also sent to a low-decile school can make a massive difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Kiwi children living in poverty.

A $3000 prize pack including a $1000 cash prize, one hour of mentorship, a profile in Idealog magazine and on idealog.co.nz, and a prize from Cointreau were all part of the goodies Conza walked away with.

See our hazy memories of the event here.

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