Inspired by Business

The Orchard Business and Event Hub wants our entrepreneur community to connect, collaborate, network, and build relationships with other business professionals.

We are hosting an 'Inspired by Business' event on the 19th of May between 5.15 pm- 6.30 pm. 

Two inspiring local businesses will be sharing their stories on how they grew their idea to a successful business and motivate early entrepreneurs to get started and give you the extra inspiration your business needs to exceed.

Speaker #1 - Loren van Gent, Kombucha Mama
Loren van Gent is passionate about health & well-being and basically fell into the business of drink fermentation and her new start-up company. Komboocha Mama sells premium kombucha tea blends for good health & well-being. Her kombucha is a refreshing, fermented, and fizzy drink that not only tastes good but also has a number of health benefits including good gut health and healthy liver function.
Komboocha Mama was inspired by Loren’s passion to bring better awareness of health & well-being as a lifestyle choice. Enjoying the early stages of a start-up company see how Komboocha Mama aims to build a business and remain debt-free in the process.

Speaker #2 - Debbie Pou, ACES
Debbie Pou is the 2021 winner: Best Emerging and Newly Created Māori Enterprise in the Māori Business Awards for Te Tai Tokerau.


There will be a networking opportunity at the end. At the Orchard, we believe it is important to meet people in your community who may be able to help you crowdsource solutions to questions or problems, connect you to resources, and provide support along your business journey.

Who should attend

You should attend this event if you wish to build your network with like-minded business people. This event is ideal for entrepreneurs, small-medium business owners, and anyone who is interested to learn local business success stories.

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