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The Race for Space: watch the pitches and meet the winners, Emergency Q and Feed My Furbaby

Idealog + Smales Farm

The Race for Space: watch the pitches and meet the winners, Emergency Q and Feed My Furbaby

Having a great idea for business is one thing, but bringing that idea to life? That’s where the hard work begins. A few months back, Idealog joined forces with Smales Farm to host The Race for Space. The competition gave entrepreneurs, start-ups and early stage businesses a chance to battle it out for a year’s free office space at New Zealand's smartest co-working space, the B:HIVE, on Auckland’s North Shore. Six finalists, seven judges, some careful deliberation and countless blueberry muffins later, a decision was made. And out of the impressive array of finalists – from AI chatbots to hemp tampons – it was Emergency Q, a healthcare application, that came out on top as the winner, while Feed My Furbaby was runner up. Here, we have a chat with the winners. PLUS: watch the wrap video of the finalists pitching their ideas.

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