13 May 2021
Compostic’s plan to replace plastic cling wrap
New Zealand has an addiction to using plastic cling wrap – and it goes without saying that’s no good for the environment. Jon Reed’s startup Compostic is out to change that with a range of home compostable cling wrap and other kitchen products.
6 May 2021
The Seinfeld-inspired startup simplifying flower buying
This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound talks to Vanisha Narsey about how a Jerry Seinfeld routine helped inspire her to start Bouqo, a new platform making flower buying more accessible.
22 April 2021
The NZ company working on a new Covid-19 vaccine
In this week’s episode, Simon Pound talks to Dr Robert Feldman, CEO of Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation, about the fascinating science behind developing a vaccine.Covid-19 Vaccine Corporation (CVC), brings together some of the top figures in local pharmaceutical, deep tech and life science commercial enterprise. The chair is the managing director of Douglas Pharmaceuticals, and the […]
15 April 2021
The social enterprise helping create more social enterprises
In this week’s episode, Simon Pound talks to Louise Aitken, CEO of the Ākina Foundation, about how they’re helping social enterprises grow.
8 April 2021
Fewer than 5% of tradies are women – here’s where to find them
Business is Boring talks to Emma Kaniuk about starting Tradespeople, a directory that lists companies owned and run by women and gender diverse tradies around the country.
1 April 2021
Fix & Fogg is taking NZ nut butters to the world
From humble hole-in-the-wall beginnings, Wellington-based Fix & Fogg is now one of the hottest nut butter companies in the world. Founder and CEO Roman Jewell tells Business is Boring how it all happened.
25 March 2021
The NZ non-profit helping prisoners learn to code
Take2 CEO and founder Cam Smith tells Simon Pound about the life-changing work his company does helping ex-prisoners reenter the job market.
18 March 2021
The NZ platform where you can rent just about anything
Mutu founder Toby Skilton joins Business is Boring to talk about his vision for a service where people could rent out and borrow things from each other – and how he made it a reality.
11 March 2021
Why ZeroJet wants to electrify small boat motors
This week on Business is Boring, Bex Rempel tells Simon Pound about the need to replace petrol motors on boats.
4 March 2021
The NZ entrepreneur solving some big toilet problems
This week on Business is Boring, Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha tells Simon Pound about inventing the sewer-safe wet wipe alternative BDÉT.
25 February 2021
The Christchurch mum getting people moving in the morning
This week Business Is Boring meets Lisa Fong, founder of Move It Mama.
18 February 2021
How LPL became Australasia’s biggest esports broadcaster from the base of the Sky Tower
This week’s guest on Business is Boring is Duane Mutu, founder and CEO of LetsPlay.Live.
11 February 2021
How do you become CEO of one of NZ’s biggest insurers?
This week on Business is Boring, Simon Pound chats to Blair Turnbull, new CEO of Tower Insurance.
4 February 2021
How The Good Registry is helping give better gifts
This week on Business is Boring, host Simon Pound is joined by Christine Langdon, CEO of The Good Registry.
28 January 2021
The New Zealander helping drive TikTok’s massive growth
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week’s guest is Hongi Luo, brand director at TikTok.
21 January 2021
How All Good is changing the banana game, again
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week’s guest is Simon Coley, co-founder of All Good and Karma Drinks.
24 December 2020
The chief economist who made himself redundant and started a newsletter
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand. This week he’s joined by economist Tony Alexander. As chief economist at the BNZ for 25 years, Tony Alexander held one of the biggest […]
22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
17 December 2020
The Australian venture capitalist with $60m for backing NZ companies
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week host Simon Pound is joined by Blackbird’s Sam Wong.
11 December 2020
How See-LEVEL is using VR to counter seasickness
Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. This week’s guest is See-LEVEL founder Dudley Jackson.