WHO WORKS HERE?
Bucky Box makes it easy to run a successful local food delivery business. It’s a social enterprise on a mission to solve the food distribution problem, in ways that foster friendly farming. Since 2011 Bucky Box has powered all manner of local food deliveries, including vegetable box schemes, artisan bread, community supported agricultural farming, food co-operatives, and recipe bag subscriptions.
Enspiral Dev Academy
Based down the road, Enspiral Dev Academy trains world-class junior developers and helps them get started in the workforce. Their nine-week intensive course promises that those with no prior coding experience will leave the course with the skills required to land a junior web developer position.
Rabid is a software firm that works with organisations and entrepreneurs to envision and develop new products and services. They use open-source technologies to develop usable solutions with clients and products that span business, NGO, and community sectors. Experts in web development, Rabid actively contribute to projects that make a positive impact in people’s lives and communities.
“How do we catalyse the learning renaissance?” – Silvia Zuur, Chalkle CEO.
Chalkle helps connect people who have things to teach with people who want to learn. It’s an easy to use website that helps teachers and educators to organise and promote any kind of face-to-face learning experience. (See more about Chalkle on page 18.)
“How might we improve youth wellbeing through technology?”
Lifehack is a social innovation lab, working at the frontline of catalysing meaningful action to improve youth wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand, and has received funding from the Ministry of Social Development for its work in improving youth mental health. Lifehack runs a range of events and experiences, and creates resources to enable Kiwis to connect with one another, build trust, and upskill in toolkits for social change and entrepreneurship.
“It might look hard from the outside, but the point is, social enterprise could be a silver bullet: the future of business.” – Ben Knight, Loomio. (See more about Loomio here)