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25 things with Guy Ryan, chief executive of Inspiring Stories

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25 things with Guy Ryan, chief executive of Inspiring Stories

Founder and chief executive of Inspiring Stories Trust, Guy Ryan wants to help young New Zealanders find their potential and change the world. Winner of the University of Auckland Young New Zealander of the Year award in 2015, Ryan is determined to help others, setting up the national event Festival for the Future (which is taking place this weekend), the Future Leaders programme and the Inspiring Speakers bureau among other initiatives. Idealog asks him about technology, the future, starting your career and supporting entrepreneurs. 

Elevator Pitch, brought to you by Flick

As part of our Elevator Pitch series in partnership with Flick, we gave Scott Day a little longer than an elevator ride to pitch Vista, the no-sugar beverage startup looking to change the way Kiwis think about soda. 

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. 

Māori New Year

Matariki is the word on every New Zealander’s lips this winter. From Auckland Council’s three-week Matariki festival to Wellington managing to summon a whale into the harbour, naming it Matariki and having to postpone the first annual Matariki fireworks display because of it, people are starting to celebrate the Māori New Year more than ever before. Here's how several local businesses, including ANZ and Isthmus, are marking the occasion.

Everyday athletes

Stolen Spirits co-founder Jamie Duff has set up shop in the US alongside former Stolen creative director Kelvin Soh to found a venture studio in New York called New New. And now, the company has just debuted its most recent venture: Weekday Warriors, a direct-to-consumer nutrition company making premium fitness-related convenience products for busy people. Duff has a chat about the new project, as well as breaking into the US market.