Entrepreneurship & Lean Startup

Oro: Final hui and programme celebration evening

Over the past two months the Lifehack team has been running a programme in Upper Hutt called Oro, which focuses on mobilising the local community around a series of local initiatives and igniting localised cross-sector collaboration. This blog post is …

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Lifehack Weekend – Oro Upper Hutt

On 11 November 2016, around 15 people over the weekend came together to support the Oro whānau in their aspirations to develop existing and build new wellbeing initiatives that are co-designed with young people of Upper Hutt.

This weekend event …

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Designing Oro–Upper Hutt

Below are some five lessons from working at the intersection—and how we integrated those in our newest programme Oro.

Lifehack has been experimenting with different programme shapes and intensities since early in 2014. This has resulted in us running online …

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Lifehack at Festival For The Future


Photo by Iris Riddle. Iris is the marketing manager at Inspiring Stories and was also on the 2016 Flourishing Fellowship

Last weekend, the Lifehack team had the amazing opportunity to attend Festival For The Future.

Over 900 people gather …

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Social Enterprise Auckland Launch

A hundred people with a vested interested in the development of Auckland’s social enterprise scene came together at the Auckland University’s Business School to launch Social Enterprise Auckland. SEA describes itself as:

a collaborative group of social enterprises and their …

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The Shifterhood is coming back to town

Photo by Natalie Proctor / Simon Jarvis

The Lifehack team has had the delight of following Fran ‘A-MAZING’ McEwen since she first joined us for last year’s Fellowship. Shortly after the Fellowship, Lifehack ran a programme called Te Kōanga, which …

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Meet Kiran Patel: GEW 2015

We asked Kiran Patel to write something up for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015. Kiran is a part of the Lifehack Venture Support programme and founded Young Innovator’s Collective in Auckland, providing a place, space and platform for young people to …

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Learnings from YOMO, and a farewell

Learnings from YOMO


Lifehack venture, YOMO, has decided to move on. Alex and Michael are making the decision to close shop for the foreseeable future to pursue other opportunities. Before they leave we wanted to gather some of their …

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Lifehack in Toronto

The Lifehack team has been on the road for nearly two weeks, meeting with the brightest minds in the space of public social innovation & impact en route to a conference in Montreal. After a couple of days in San …

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IAYMH Trip to Canada / USA

A few months ago we received an email inviting Lifehack to co-facilitate a workshop at a conference together with our friends at Young & Well Co-operative Research Centre in Australia and two young community leaders. The sender?


The International …

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The Startup Genome Project 2.0

The DNA of startups across the world is constantly being mapped and debated, we recently got a message from Zora Lopez who kindly linked us up with The Startup Genome Project 2.0 – an effort to better understand what and …

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The Flourishing Fellowship Begins

Quote with picture of Lifehack Fellows

We kicked off the Flourishing Fellowship on a beautiful Wednesday morning with the arrival of 22 participants from around Aotearoa New Zealand. And sheesh, are these people awesome.

With ages spanning generation X and generation Y, we had a diverse …

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