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Ben Mack

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From Rotorua to Rapa Nui: New Zealand company Code Avengers goes global as EdTech market booms

Making waves

From Rotorua to Rapa Nui: New Zealand company Code Avengers goes global as EdTech market booms

Leading a coding workshop for underprivileged students on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in September. Hi-Tech Start-up Company of the Year runner-up at the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards. More than two million users in more than 15,000 schools and universities in 14 different countries. An EdTech market that attracted more than US$89.15 billion from investors last year. It’s safe to say Aotearoa’s Code Avengers is well-placed to make waves overseas – and, more importantly, empower others to make waves.

Playtime

Ever wanted to open a cat cafe, but would rather not deal with kitty litter and furballs? Never fear: Dunedin-based games studio Runaway lets you experience such a life vicariously with their newest free mobile game – which just so happens to be bringing worldwide attention to Aotearoa’s burgeoning games industry. PLUS: Mount Maunganui-based Flightless’ new cross-platform game, Element.

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Daryl Briggs a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Aquafortus, which removes water from waste. 

Genius steals

Invercargill's Dave Brown has created a thriving business out of recreating old cars in meticulously good detail. So is replicating something based off someone else’s designs above board? And what do Jaguar (and other companies where replicas are being made) think about it?