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Listen: The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit interviews Mike Van De Elzen

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Listen: The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit interviews Mike Van De Elzen

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with restaurateur and internationally renowned chef, Mike Van De Elzen.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with the former global director of media at Xero, Pat Macfie. Macfie has built up a reputation of building high performing global creative teams and has partnered with several premium global brands across his career. Here, he talks about his passion for his culture, storytelling and inspiring the next generation.

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It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most ten-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with the managing director of Ecostore Pablo Kraus. Ecostore was initially founded on being an environmentally friendly brand, but has since evolved into a full health and wellbeing brand. This year, it was voted New Zealand's most authentic brand, beating brands like Apple, IKEA, Airbnb, Telsa and Air New Zealand.

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It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with GirlBoss New Zealand founder Alexia Hilbertidou. Hilbertidou is on mission to get more women to the boardroom table and founded GirlBoss New Zealand, an organisation that empowers the next generation of female changemakers. In just a few years, Girl Boss has grown to more than 10,500 members and programmes have been implemented in 55 schools across New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands.

Wellbeing Month

After an eventful week, the government finally debuted what The New York Times has called 'New Zealand's next liberal milestone': the 2019 Wellbeing Budget, the first of its kind where spending is guided by what best encourages the wellbeing of the country's citizens, rather than just economic prosperity. We reached out to a range of industry players and asked them what the most important issue the budget tackled was, as well as where there was room for improvement. Here's what The Icehouse's Andy Hamilton, The Ground Breaking Podcast's Eli Smit, Swaytech's Bob Pinchin, education futurist Claire Amos, The Workshop's Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw and more had to say.

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It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In this episode, Smit chats with Barfoot & Thomson director Kiri Barfoot. Barfoot & Thompson is a real estate company has been part of the Auckland market for nearly 100 years. They have over 75 branches and over 1,700 salespeople across Auckland and Northland.

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It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most ten-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In the latest episode, Smit interviews Leigh Isaacson, the CEO and co-founder of Dig Dates, a pet technology company that runs Dig – The Dog Person's Dating App. Isaacson and her sister Casey found a market in the booming pet industry, infusing the passion and commitment of dog lovers with the energy of dating and finding true love. Leigh shares their successes, challenges, and insights into developing a brand, marketing with little to no resources and what they’re working on for the future. 

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It’s not often you stumble across a ten-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most ten-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In the latest episode, Smit interviews Pic Picot, the CEO and founder of Pic's Peanut Butter who has gone from operating out of his garage to running a multi-million-dollar factory which sees more than 20 thousand jars a day exported. But before peanut butter, Pic had started probably more businesses than years Smit has been alive. Picot has a chat about his journey, what he has learnt over the years and how delegation enabled him to build his peanut butter empire.

Podcast

It’s not often you stumble across a nine-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In his third episode of the season, Smit chats with the co-founder and CEO of Unfiltered, Jake Millar. Unfiltered, offers video interviews with many of the world's leading entrepreneurs and business leaders, and has attracted 27 million video views and he has established strategic partnerships with over 30 companies including BMW and PwC. Last year, Jake and his co-founder Yuuki were named on Forbes Magazine's '30 under 30' list of individuals in education to watch in North America.

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It’s not often you stumble across a nine-year-old New Zealander hosting a business podcast, but then again, most nine-year-olds aren’t like self-proclaimed budding entrepreneur Eli Smit. After discovering Smit as our Emerging Talent, we will be hosting season two of Smit's podcast on Idealog. In the second episode of the season, Smit chats with Fledge founder and managing director Michael "Luni" Libes, a US based serial entrepreneur, impact investor and an ecosystem builder. After watching graduates struggle to launch their mission-driven businesses, Luni founded Fledge, a conscious company accelerator. Each year Fledge runs a programme with seven mission-driven, for-profit companies, with each company focused on making an impact on some of the most pressing challenges around the world.