Making world renowned films for impact and social change in the Pacific. Alex is a co-founder of DocEdge International Film Festival. He has helped many New Zealand documentary makers gain recognition and funding through Screen Edge Forum, Doc Lab, Docs for Schools, and Doc Pitch. Alex’s primary focus is to promote NZ films and filmmakers overseas.
Making world renowned films for impact and social change in the Pacific. Dan is a co-founder of DoceEdge. He is currently working on a project called The Good Pitch Pasifika, that brings documentary filmmakers throughout the Pacific Islands together with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media to discuss leading social and environmental issues.
Inspiring the world to choose purpose over profit. Alex, is a NZ entrepreneur and Co-founder of Choice, a social enterprise for payments that uses blockchain, collaborate with banks to create a substitute for credit card payment and donate 50% of transaction fees to charity. Choice recently raised $1M for the NEM Foundation.
Inspiring the world to choose purpose over profit. Fraser is a Co-founder of Choice, and also the founder of Squawk Squad, which is a platform that educates and engages tens of thousands of students in conservation, pest trapping, and protecting New Zealand’s native birds.
Creating films to communicate the balance between nature conservation, science and livelihoods. James is a marine conservation specialist, ocean advocate and filmmaker from Geneva. He is the Founder of Manaia Productions, a specialised communication company that brings terrestrial and marine conservation issues to the masses. James is now working with Pacific Island nations.
Empowering children to become makers of the technology they will need to use. German investor, Martin, recently moved to New Zealand with his Kiwi family. He successfully founded and sold two biotech companies, and got active in the blockchain domain early, allowing him to now focus on investing in social impact ventures, decentralizing technology, and mentoring entrepreneurs.
Abraham Munoz Barbosa
Transforming education to form global citizens through the power of play. Abraham is the Managing Director of Education for Sharing (E4S), a nonprofit that creates a play based learning environment to develop global citizens and teaches UN ́s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Founded in Mexico, their work has reached more than 1 million people in 7 countries. He is currently working on the expansion of E4S in New Zealand.
Edgardo Martinez Penalva
Forming better global citizens from childhood through the power of play. Edgardo is the Director of International Strategic Alliances at Education for Sharing (E4S). He has been in New Zealand for the past three months building strategic relationships with schools, Māori leaders and provincial bodies to establish E4S in NZ.
Co-founder of Digital Storytellers, an specialised digital agency that helps organisations tell their impact story. To date, they have created over two hundred and fifty impact stories with multi-million views on social media channels. Based in Australia and expanding to NZ.
Stories For Impact - Change the story, change the world. Natasha is a member of Digital Storytellers and led the creation of a programme called Stories for Impact, an online platform supporting individuals and communities to tell their own stories in powerful ways.
A virtual school, delivering qualifications and job opportunities around the world. David is the Founder of LearnCoach, helping over 150,000 secondary and tertiary students get qualifications online each year. He was the 2018 Young New Zealander of the year.
Helping leaders navigate an uncertain future by connecting foresight with strategy. Roger is a globally respected consultant, advisor, thought leader and futurist from Christchurch. A core member of Future Agenda - the world’s largest foresight programme. The company helps to supports large corporates adopt new technologies and triple bottom line outcomes.
Ensuring tikanga is not lost by capturing the leaders of tomorrow. Teresa is the CEO of Māori Women’s Development Inc (MWDI) and the former CEO of Ngapuhi Iwi. She is currently developing a leadership programme to prevent the loss of Māori knowledge and culture.
Taking NZ companies working on climate adaptation and mitigation technology global. Oliver is a NZ entrepreneur and investor. The Founder of Uush Capital, an early-stage fund that invests in high impact Kiwi startups. He was part of the founding team for Uber New Zealand.
Doctor2Go provides an online medical team to improve personal health & wellbeing. Matthew is the Co-founder of Doctor2Go, an New Zealand based web platform that helps people gain access to timely preventative health care. He co-founded Bypass, which invented Global Mode, the world’s first network level geo-unblocking solution.
Leveraging business values to improve connections to local communities & environment. Graedon is the Founder and CEO of The Organic Mechanic, a New Zealand based company that is promoting healthy culture amongst young people. Producing zero-waste food and beverage products currently in 100+ retail stores in NZ.