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Saving New Zealand's Native Birds - Squawk Squad

Squawk Squad is a Social Enterprise dedicated to connecting and engaging New Zealanders with the protection and growth of New Zealand’s native bird life.
After Squawk Squad won Startup weekend in November 2016, they quickly saw that their idea to help kiwis protect New Zealand’s bird life was something that not only they were passionate about, but also they realized that New Zealand was passionate about it as well. Part of winning Startup Weekend was that they got to go through the ecentre’s Sprint Program. Being at the ecentre and learning about lean startup, market validation, along with customer profiling, they quickly realized that they were on to something special.
After being at the ecentre since last year, they have been on multiple media channels. Ones such as T.V. one’s very own 7 Sharp, Radio N.Z., even featured them in an article in regards to the awesome social impact they are having in New Zealand.
Being a team of 8 Squawk Squad has 3 fulltime members here at the ecentre full time. Alex Hannon, who is the Lead Engineer, Fraser McConnell, who is the team lead, and Fraser’s little brother Morgan McConnell who is doing the sales and marketing behind Squawk Squad.
Recently, they began a Kick Starter campaign. Their goal was 20,000 NZD to fund Ark in the Park with traps to help protect NZ’s native bird life. In the first 11 days, they made 100% of their goal, and now with the campaign over have reached almost 70,000 NZD.
The ecentre is proud to be a part of such a wonderful team and proud to have them here at ecentre to help them progress with the social impact they are having on NZ and the native bird life.
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Do you have an idea for a social enterprise business? Contact [email protected] to find out how ecentre can help you fast track your venture.