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.

Local partners