Every day of Techweek at 4pm, we’ll be showcasing two companies in each region who are innovating in a way that’s truly good for the world. Today we give the stage to two start ups in Auckland. Hear about their journeys and the exciting impact they have made.
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Janette Searle had a life changing conversation that turned into ‘Take My Hands’ a social enterprise that redistributes prosthetic, orthotic and medical equipment to health providers working with those in need. So far, the organisation has over 78,00kg of equipment. That equipment will help nearly 250,000 people over the next five to 10 years. And all of this has cost a little over $45,000 because TMH tap into the spare capacity that exists in our medical, transport and logistics sectors.
TMH is essentially a facilitator – bringing together and helping build connections and relationships between those that have and those that need. This now extends to cross sector collaborative projects aimed at improving health and wellbeing in the Pacific.
Michael Eaglen’s professional marine industry career has spanned world-exploring superyachts, America’s Cup racers, cutting edge military vessels and tough commercial boats and it has taken him to virtually every corner of the globe that has water nearby.
To many, his would seem a dream journey for anyone with salt water in their veins, but Michael has always had a feeling that there is something more important to be done.
In 2018, looking for a positive and transformational legacy project to leverage the America’s Cup and APEC in 2021, a new business direction took root.
Today, McMullen & Wing is developing electric fast commuter ferries, with an eye on the harbour cities of the world. Zero emission, silent operation, low-wash and engineered by New Zealand’s best, with circular economy principles embedded deeply into the DNA of every boat. These are not simply electric versions of yesterday’s boats: they are very much tomorrow’s ferries today.