Traction

  It’s been a fantastic week for Bamtino. With our platform we are servicing a two sided market: our users are the furniture hunters, and our customers are our furniture makers. There’s so much terminology to remember! So far we’ve talked to and surveyed 50+ craftspeople and makers around New Zealand and found that marketing […]

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Bring on the MAKERS!

  If I thought journalism was bad for spending hours on the phone… it’s nothing on running a startup. I’ve been on the phone constantly over the past few weeks, talking to furniture makers, potential clients, and business mentors. Luckily for me though, people have been super receptive to the Bamtino vision. Unlike in journalism […]

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THE STARTUP DREAM

  Jonathan and I are busy building Bamtino ahead of our proper launch at the end of this month. We’re working out of a shared space called GreenHouse in Christchurch as one of ten start-ups taking part in a business accelerator. It’s all going well but it’s gruelling work. I left my job as a […]

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THE BEGINNING

Alright, this is it! Team Bamtino have moved into our new home at the GreenHouse building in Christchurch. It’s right in the middle of the city’s Innovation Precinct… above the old Twisted Hop which was a favourite bar of mine before the earthquakes. It’s nice to be home after four years living away from Christchurch. […]

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