Simon Pound

Simon is a Partner at ventures company Previously Unavailable and Managing Director of New Zealand fashion label Ingrid Starnes. Formerly Creative Director for tech company Vend, and a reporter and TV producer, he loves to share the stories of great New Zealand businesses and ideas.

Business is Boring Callaghan
Apr 2, 2020

How you can access $2000 of specialist help for your business

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Kirstin Mead from the Regional Business Partners' Network.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 27, 2020

How Nanogirl built a lockdown-ready online learning platform in three days

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) about her new online learning platform, Nanogirl's Lab.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 19, 2020

A world-leading business coach on what to do in the face of Covid-19

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to business coach Zac De Silva from Business Changing and Nurture Change.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 12, 2020

Talking business success and sustainability with Chia Sisters

This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Florence and Chloe Van Dyke from Chia Sisters.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Mar 5, 2020

Destigmatising disability with Grace Stratton from All is for All

This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Grace Stratton from All is for All.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 27, 2020

Sparrows: The agritech startup cutting down on food waste

Simon Pound talks to Andrea Watson, Sparrows CEO and founder, and Simon Yarrow, who leads Callaghan Innovation’s agritech team.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 20, 2020

The social enterprise creating opportunities for refugees by selling tea

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Pranav Chopra, Founder and CEO of Nemi Teas.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 13, 2020

The couple behind Bar Céleste, Auckland’s critically-acclaimed new restaurant

This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Emma Ogilvie and Nick Landsman from Bar Céleste.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Feb 6, 2020

The Kiwi travel bag company that raised more than a million on Kickstarter

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Jimmy Hayes from Minaal.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 30, 2020

The app saving patients from countless hours in emergency department queues

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Morris Pita from EmergencyQ.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 23, 2020

Blunt Umbrellas on being at the pointy end of innovation

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Greg Brebner from Blunt Umbrellas.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 16, 2020

On creating a great side hustle, with the founder of Thing Industries and Wrappy

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Bridie Picot, founder of Thing Industries and Wrappy.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Jan 9, 2020

How a NZ fund manager turned a $3000 student loan into $1b under management

This week on Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Mike Taylor, founder of Pie Funds.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 26, 2019

From banter to brewery: How three mates created Urbanaut

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Bruce Turner and Thomas Rowe from Urbanaut Brewing Co.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 19, 2019

The NZ-made menstrual cup that’s taking on the world

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Robyn McLean, co-founder of The Hello Cup.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 12, 2019

FoodBowl is New Zealand’s food technology Wonka factory

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Campbell Ellison from Callaghan Innovation and Alexandra Allan, CEO of Food Bowl.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Dec 5, 2019

Lessons learnt from a failed custom shoe start-up

This week, Business is Boring talks to Jodie Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 28, 2019

The Auckland startup turning microgreens into green

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Jeff Xu, CEO, and Ollie McDermot, co-founder and designer of Micropod.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 21, 2019

Aroa: The New Zealand company using sheep to help repair human bodies

This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound talks to Dr Brian Ward of soft-tissue repair company Aroa.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 14, 2019

Cheese Cartel: The ‘slow startup’ delivering on cheese dreams

This week Simon Pound talks to Jade Tang-Taylor and Anna Guenther from Cheese Cartel on Business is Boring.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Nov 7, 2019

The car-share scheme that costs less than hiring an e-scooter

On this week's Business is Boring, we talk to Victoria Carter, founder of car-sharing company Cityhop.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 31, 2019

The highs and lows of running fashion label I Love Ugly

Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Valentin Ozich, the founder of I Love Ugly.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 24, 2019

Outland Denim: How a pair of pants on Meghan Markle helped create more than 40 new jobs

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to James Bartle, founder of ethical clothing brand Outland Denim.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 17, 2019

The Kiwi-founded company making sure Domino’s has enough dough

Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Campbell Brown, CEO of the company making sure Domino's has enough dough.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 10, 2019

Meet Kiri Nathan: the woman fusing te ao Māori with the world of fashion

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Kiri Nathan, the co-founder of a Māori-inspired fashion brand that's been gifted to Barack Obama and Meghan Markle.

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Business is Boring Callaghan
Oct 3, 2019

How a NZ cosmetics company is saving millions of plastic bottles from landfill

This week Business is Boring host Simon Pound talks to Brianne West, founder of plastic-free cosmetics company Ethique.

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