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Say Hello to Lifehack Labs!

The 5 week design-led bootcamp to kickstart impact projects to improve youth wellbeing. It’s happening in Wellington from 15 August with 20 bright minds from around Aotearoa and a dream team of mentors, provocateurs and more. We’re pioneering a new approach to tackling complex social problems, join us on the journey by keeping up to date on our blog. Take a look at the Lifehack Labs site now.

What's in the LIFEHACK cooking pot?

a small random selection of what you'll find in the site.

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Ahmed Hilali

  • computer science
August 16, 2014

Ahmed is a co-founder of Hacktivate and a self-proclaimed expert on all things digital. He has had a passion for […]

Gina Rembe

  • Creative
  • Research
May 9, 2014 Our Core Do-er, Gina has a background across journalism, strategy consulting, event production and sponsorship. Whether she was honing her [...]

Chris Jackson

  • Service Design
August 16, 2014

Chris is service design lead at DNA. His experience traverses academia, public and private sectors. His work focuses on how […]

June 24, 2014

It’s the last week to get your applications in for #LifehackLabs! Do something special this winter, and set yourself up […]

Michael Smith

  • software development
August 16, 2014

Michael Smith is a software developer from Wellington, originally from Alexandra and he also studied for three years in Dunedin. He cannot […]

Niki Harré

  • Infinite Games

Niki Harré is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her recent research projects […]

Chelsea Robinson

  • Facilitation
  • Creative
  • Entrepreneur
July 9, 2014 Chelsea Robinson was one of the founders of Generation Zero, she was a New Zealand Youth Delegate to the United [...]

Startup Tip Sheet

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Too many startups fail. Some say as high as 90% of tech startups are dead within 2 years. Here’s our guide to avoiding the early mistakes which could help you find your way into the 10%.

Sid Menon

  • mechatronics engineering
August 16, 2014

Hailing from Auckland, Sid Menon is a mechatronics engineering student who is looking to use his unique skills to make […]

Ruth Gregoriadis

  • psychology
  • travelling

Work: She likes to learn and considers herself a “people person” so she’s done various jobs, from retail management and fundraising to […]

Outside the Square of Lifehack HQ

July 3, 2014

Born into the Chinese third generation in New Zealand, I chose my own career path. As a Wellingtonian with a […]

Nanz Nair

  • design
August 16, 2014

Nanz is a freelance designer who dreams of a more peaceful, equal and healthier world. She works collaboratively with social […]

Richard D. Bartlett

  • engineer
  • activism
  • Facilitation

Rich is one of the cofounders of Loomio. He wants to make it easy for anyone to work on meaningful […]

Lifehack Labs Begins…

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August 14, 2014

Today we’re launching Lifehack Labs into the world. We’re welcoming twenty of the brightest young people from around the country […]

Steven Male

  • online marketing
August 16, 2014

Steven Male is the founder and CEO of BigBangly. He boasts a strange mix of skills with a degree in […]

New Zealand Well-Being 2.0

June 24, 2014

This is a guest blog by Carsten Grimm, mental health promoter.   “If you want to build a ship, don’t […]

LIFEHACK Northland – Fun in the Far North!

June 30, 2014

A couple of weekends ago we had our first experience running a residential hui – all of a sudden we […]