Business is Boring is the podcast that reckons it’s anything but! Previously Partner Simon Pound hosted and produced the weekly interview series for Callaghan Innovation and The Spinoff for five years, over which time he spoke to more than 250 people helping make the NZ business community thrive, from brand new first time start-up founders, to the people running our biggest international successes.
The goal of the series was to show that there are many diverse, interesting, creative and purposeful ways to be in business, and it was not a grey, dry and boring domain - with the hope of inspiring more people to be entrepreneurial and be part of growing NZ Inc. Over the run the pod maintained a representative mix of gender, region, background, company type and company stage. Regularly the top NZ made business podcast, it was the top local entrepreneurship podcast on the Apple charts for its run, with a wide and engaged listenership. From the pod many business connections were made, deals won and introductions made.
At the end of 2021 the five year run concluded, with the pod winning Best Business Podcast at the New Zealand podcast awards.
The pod will return with a new presenting sponsor and a refreshed format in 2022.
Simon Pound talks to Vignesh Kumar, the former Apple leader and currently a partner in venture capital fund Global from Day 1, about helping local companies scale for global success.
From humble hole-in-the-wall beginnings, Wellington-based Fix & Fogg is now one of the hottest nut butter companies in the world. Founder and CEO Roman Jewell tells Business is Boring how it all happened.
On this episode of Business is Boring Simon Pound speaks with Rachel Taulelei the CEO of Kono, a whanau-owned Maori food and beverage business which sells food, wine and produce all around the globe, from wines you know like Tohu to Annie’s fruit bars.
The founder and CEO of Rocket Lab tells Simon Pound how a rocket-obsessed kid from Invercargill grew up to live his childhood dream, and how New Zealand became a member of the space club.
What does it take to get a New Zealand made oat milk onto our shelves? Boring founder Morgan Maw tells her business story to Simon Pound.
New Zealand startup Compostic wants to help us kick our plastic cling wrap habit with a range of home compostable alternatives. Simon Pound speaks to founder and CEO Jon Reed in this episode of Business is Boring.