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Startup junkie looking to bring weekend experience to North

Startup junkie looking to bring weekend experience to Northland

By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 2 August 2012 ) Northlander Larissa Matheson found the Auckland Startup Weekend (June 15 – 17) so inspiring, she got herself down to the version (July 27 – 29).

Considering that two days before the Auckland event she’d never heard of the entrepreneur/business building competition, she obviously enjoyed the experience.

That may’ve been because she was, and still is, part of the Queen City’s winning team – SmileToday (Larissa's on the left of the photo). (SmileToday is a social entrepreneurship model where you not only donate money, you also donate a smile. The charity then gets to use the smiles however they like, but you also receive a smile in return).
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