Our Founder & CEO has been nominated by
Springboard USA to represent them at the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network
(DWEN) summit in Singapore July 2019.
Springboard Enterprises is a trusted
network of entrepreneurs, investors and advisors accelerating the success of
accomplished, entrepreneurial women leaders leading technology driven
They identify and grow Women Entrepreneurs
at the top of the pyramid transforming industries.
“This is truly an amazing opportunity for
our NZ based company to form relationships and networks around the world. I am thrilled at the nomination, and really
look forward to meeting some outstanding achievers.”
“We all know the stats around executive and
board positions, and fundraising by female lead businesses is woeful in
comparison to our male peers – even though the returns from female foundered
companies are significantly better. These
events shine a light on the numbers and pull together women around the world
that are in a position to shift the needle.”
CEO & Founder Mel Gollan and CTO Jesse
Whitham headed to Turanganui-a-kiwa (Gisborne) to support Startup Weekend
Gisborne is home for Mel and where RIP
Global was designed, so the city has a special place in Mel’s heart.
“This community deserves the very best we
can deliver, and I think it is safe to say all of the mentors, volunteers and
members of the community that get behind this initiative really understand
this. It warms my soul to see mentors
from out of town say this is a startup weekend with massive mana and
spirituality – no surprise to me, and there was a bit of sand in the eyes of a
few mentors at then end of the weekend”.
Gisborne is classed as a “high deprivation” zone with shocking stats in mental health, suicide and physical health.
“A number of the ideas pitched were how to help this community with what most areas expect to see as basic rights and services. Distance from service providers, limited employment and low pay has a huge impact on this community. The people here have the magic, they have the answers, and they just need a little help in the right areas.”
“We are now working with local community
leaders to facilitate the frameworks and templates needed to make a difference
in this community. If not us, then who?”
What an honour for RIP Global to be invited by Callaghan Innovation to the Annual Royal Society Research Awards evening, held this year at the beautiful Te Papa, Wellington NZ.
An inspiring evening displaying some of the amazing mahi (work) of our humble, talented, dedicated scientists and researchers across the NZ community. The breath of topics, and the depth of the commitment shown by these quiet achievers was inspiring to see. Congratulations to all the nominees, the winners and their whanau (family) for leading the scientific endeavours of our country.
RIP Global are stoked to partner with NZBN to just make things simple!
What’s the New Zealand Business Number?
It’s a cool new way to uniquely identify your business. It’s a shout out and a thumbs up from the folks in government to say, hey, we know your pain and we’ve done something about it. Now you can update your details in just one place.
Do it once, do it right, so you can get back to business.
Ka pai NZBN.