Ossie Amir and Fraser McConnell
May 25, 8:00am - 9:00am NZST. Hosted at Biz Dojo
part of a series on Commitment
About the speaker
Commitment to Impact
Ossie and Fraser have a proven track record in social entrepreneurship, growth hacking, technological innovation, and creative strategy. Some of these projects involve Carbon Valley, Squawk Squad, Upstream Daily and Bot the Builder.
They now found themselves working together as co-founders of the blockchain social enterprise, Choice. Choice is a new contactless payments system utilising QR codes that reduces transaction fees for kiwi merchants and allows consumers to allocate 50% of this fee to a charity of their choice.
Ossie spent years as a creative technologist and then venture capitalist during which he helped create the largest artificial intelligence joint venture in Australasia. He is now a serial founder of organisations which span across conversational artificial intelligence, sustainable carbon nanotechnology, third-world labour equality, and machine learning for wellness.
Fraser is the Cofounder and Team Lead of the social enterprise Squawk Squad that provides everyone the opportunity to save New Zealand’s native birds by marrying tech with conservation. Squawk Squad engaged 40,000 children in a digital education pack for NZ’s Conservation Week 2017 and were awarded a WWF Conservation Innovation Award for their impact in the education space. Squawk Squad was also awarded as a highly commended finalist in the NZ Innovation Awards 2017.
Like fresh coffee and buttery toast, BizDojo and Creative Mornings go very well together. Here at BizDojo our number one priority is our hard working coworking community, and we recognise the passion that Creative Mornings has for the community they have also built. We’re stoked to be able to host 2017’s Creative Mornings under the Collider programme, and we look forward to seeing creative Wellingtonians bright and early each month ready to connect, be inspired and drink a good coffee
At antipodes we believe the heroes of the table should be the food and fine wine so we chose a water source that has a mineral fingerprint subtle enough to refresh but not alter the palate. Antipodes is very proud to support CreativeMornings Auckland because everything we do in life requires a creative mind.
Wakefields Digital Ltd is a complete print solution service, based in Wellington, with full bindery, Posters and Banner printing , entire mailing and prepress services all on site. We supply state-of-the-art pre-press facilities and digital printing with desktop publishing capability.
At Almighty, we strive to be socially innovative with the way we do business (juicy business), and creativity has always been at the heart of social innovation, exploring new ways of finding solutions to world problems that are more just, more efficient, more sustainable and, sometimes, just more effective. We choose to support the CreativeMornings breakfast lectures to not only encourage others to take part, but to engage in this discourse ourselves, to learn, and to take part in some small way.
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Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington dive bar and in 2012 we started Six Barrel Soda Co. with a lofty mission to shake up a flat soft drink market with experimental flavours and a new level of quality