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27
Feb

Same Mana – Different Language

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Three quarters of the Pacific Business Trust’s HATCH 2018 cohort content creating business No Six – (pictured from far left to right above as) Niko Meredith, Benji Timu and Hannah Teipo undertook four intense weeks of learning Mandarin at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei City Taiwan at the start of 2019. The trio became […]

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27
Feb

Taiwan experience strengthens cultural links

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Having studied Mandarin for five years, HATCH participant Angel Stowers of Kokiti Ltd, winner of the 2018 Panuku Development Pacific Impact Award at the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards, says the opportunity to go to Taiwan as a Kiva business scholar was one she had to go on. The exchange gave her an insight […]

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22
Feb

Taiwan journey inspires HATCH Participant

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For HATCH participant Karita Siakisini of Sepora Lia (pictured right), whose company focuses on marketing authentic, quality Pasifika inspired jewellery, her month-long experience in Taiwan taught her the importance of valuing where you come from. The exchange also allowed her to utilise skills learnt when she started her HATCH journey in early 2018.   Karita, […]

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15
Feb

HATCH Game Changers

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Check out our mini-series looking at the awesome achievements of our Hatch 2018 Cohort outside of being superstar entrepreneurs.   Stay tuned to find out how some of our HATCH Cohort fared in Taiwan having recently returned from participating in the inaugural Kiva Scholars Programme.   However reposted here from our instagram for your reading […]

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20
Dec

Hatch 2019 – The rise of the Social Entrepreneur

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We’re excited to welcome the new and incoming HATCH cohort of social entrepreneurs, a group whose businesses are born from Food Innovation, Creative Economy, Social Activism, the Tech Community, Photography, Film, Music, and Beauty & Lifestyle. Get to know each incoming participant and what drives them as we embark on this HATCH journey in the […]

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20
Dec

Shoutout to the HATCH Cohort of 2018 – WHAT A YEAR!

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Thank you for your participation, commitment and hard work. We’re excited about your future and all that WILL be achieved in 2019! Go well, go safe and we will see you all back in the HATCH space early 2019.   GO: Ana Saulala     KOKITI: Angel Stowers & Annabelle Ryan     SEPORALIA: Sophie Lemon & Karita (KJ) […]

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13
Nov

HATCH Q&A with Karita Siakisini of Sepora Lia

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Karita Siakisini of Sepora Lia says she and her business partner applied to join #HATCH because they were hungry for help, direction and for their Jewellery business to succeed. Her hatch words of wisdom are for #Pasifika youth to ‘Utilize the networks and contacts given to you, and always push forward’. Read more about her […]

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05
Nov

HATCH Q&A with Niko Meredith of No Six

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Samoan-Tongan Niko Meredith of No Six says he and his business partners wanted to be a part of the next wave of Pacific entrepreneurs and Hatch provided that opportunity for them. Niko says being in HATCH has been beneficial to No Six as well as them as individuals providing a space and cohort who are […]

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01
Nov

HATCH Q&A with Hannah Teipo of No Six

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For Hannah Teipo of No Six, HATCH is an awesome opportunity to grow your business with people already in the know. “If you want to learn business from both a uniquely Pasifika perspective and a broader world-view, apply for HATCH. Business schools will not account for collective values, family obligations and giving back to your […]

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23
Oct

HATCH Q&A with Benji Timu of No Six

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Samoan-Cook Islander Benji Timu joined Hatch with his business partners to expand their understanding on how business works. A year in, they’ve done just that. Benji knows they’re more aware about what they learn collectively and how it’s applicable to their business. Learn more about Benji’s HATCH journey and click apply to start your own! […]

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