Tag: The Lightbulb

Twiice: the family business making edible coffee cups

This week we talk to Jamie Cashmore, co-founder of Auckland-based edible packaging company Twiice. 

Can’t afford a house? Co-owning one might be the answer

This week we talk to Brad Parsonson, co-founder of a platform that allows you to own a home faster and cheaper through co-ownership. 

The AI-powered avatar making content accessible to the deaf

This week we talk to Arash Tayebi, co-founder of Kara Technologies which uses artificial intelligence and digital humans to translate content into sign language.

The shopping bag repurposing parachutes and plastic bottles

This week we talk to Aaron Jones, founder of Christchurch-based company Zerobag which makes reusable shopping bags from parachutes and plastic bottles.

Thermos def: the wrap that keeps beer and wine cool pretty much all day

The Lightbulb asks innovators and entrepreneurs how they turned their ideas into reality. This week we talk to Huski co-founder Simon Huesser about developing vacuum insulated 'coolers' that keep beer …

How virtual reality can help people with autism practice social interaction

This week we talk to Socius VR's Anzel Singh who's working to create VR videos for people with autism to practice social interaction. 

The virtual wedding planner helping you plan your big day for free

This week we talk to The Curator's Marica Frost who went from dealing with refugee law to building a free virtual wedding planner from scratch. 

The beeswax wrap providing an alternative to single-use plastic

This week we talk to Honeywrap co-founder Tara McQuinn, makers of organic fabric beeswax wraps.

The Hamilton-based company making bikes that glide on water

This week we talk to Guy Howard-Willis, formerly of Torpedo7 and now founder of Manta5, the world's first hydrofoil e-bike.

The Robin Hood payments system providing a Paywave alternative

This week we talk to Fraser McConnell, co-founder of alternative payments app Choice.

The startup tackling online shopping’s waste problem

This week we talk to Ming Dapiere, founder of packaging company R3pack which provides compostable and recycled courier options. 

How Taska Prosthetics is changing lives for amputees

This week we talk to Mathew Jury, founder of award-winning company Taska Prosthetics which makes state-of-the-art prosthetic hands for amputees.

Little Yellow Bird: From the military to making ethically-produced clothes

This week we talk to Little Yellow Bird founder Samantha Jones whose social enterprise makes sustainably and ethically-made uniforms and basics. 

How Collaborate matches volunteers with jobs that match their skills

This week, we talk to Collaborate co-founder Poppy Norton who's helped create an app matching charitable organisations with volunteers. 

Melodics is the Duolingo of learning to play music

This week, we talk to Melodics founder Sam Gribben who's created software to help people learn how to play musical instruments. 

The headset that allows you to use a computer just by blinking your eyes

This week, we talk to Dr Sarvnaz Taherian who's helped develop technology that allows physically disabled individuals to communicate via blinking.

The New Zealand-made menstrual cup taking on the US

In our new Q&A series, we ask innovators and entrepreneurs to tell us about how they turned their ideas into reality. This week, we talk to Hello Cup's Robyn McLean.