This physical space for creatives has birthed a soon-to-launch collaboration platform

- August 5, 2015 3 MIN READ

It was while she was travelling around Europe that Mariya Kupriyenko met her cofounder Zoe Platt-Young, a fellow design creative. The pair were both freelancers, and visited and worked from many coworking spaces across Europe as they travelled. At the time, neither had any finite plans to return to Wellington, New Zealand, but eventually both did and were inspired by their experiences freelancing around the world.

News & Analysis

Co-Founder of The Loop departs, but is there more to the story?

- June 2, 2014 4 MIN READ

If there is one thing to be said about the team behind creative network startup The Loop, it’s that their Media and PR game is strong. Last Wednesday, the company issued a press release announcing that co-founder and former CEO of The Loop Australia Pip Jamieson would be departing from the Australian company, for good.


Shoe String Top Technologists for 2013

- March 20, 2013 2 MIN READ

It was a tough call, and that is why we totally outsourced the judgement on this one (and will do so in all future comps, because it totally gives me a scapegoat and I don’t have to think objectively) but the results are in and the Winner of the Top Technologist sponsored by Buffalo Storage Competition is…


New Startup stream taking over one Wall at a Time

- October 16, 2012 2 MIN READ

The Wall Sticker Company started in 2006 when, both desiring a business of their own, founders Jen and Fi started making kid’s customized canvasses then selling them to area kid’s boutiques. As the demand for their hand painted items became too much, they purchased a vinyl cutter off of eBay for about $300, started cutting out the names, then established their shop in Jen’s back shed. That ‘aha’ moment came as they stuck one of these names right to a wall, and they immediately knew that they had an outstanding product; something so new that would appeal to lots of markets.