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Marsden Innovation Series #4

Graci Kim, Korean-Kiwi Author and Diplomat

On 2 September the Marsden Innovation Series features innovator Graci Kim, Korean-Kiwi author and diplomat who believes in the power of creativity and play. When not at work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Graci writes young adult fiction about strong girls, full of dreams and hungry for magic.  She is the creator of free website Love At First Chapter and is also responsible for three technology start-ups: a social enterprise turning children's drawings into real-life soft toys; an interactive children's book app that reached No.1 in its first week and online cooking show 'Graci In the Kitchen', which reached almost a million viewers in its first year.


We hope you can join us and be inspired by Graci's story.


Monday 2 September, 11.40am–12.35pm
Marsden School, Marsden Ave, Karori
Entry free, please RSVP to

Innovation Series #3 – Victor Huang, Technology and Social Entreprenueur

On Monday 20 May the Series featured Victor Huang, all-round technology and social entrepreneur, animator, fashion photographer, game maker, product designer and film director.  Victor inspired us with his creativity, aptitude with technology along with his entrepreneurial spirit. Read more ...

Innovation Series #2 – Elly Bray from Thankyou.

We were delighted to host Elly Bray, community builder from Thankyou as our Marsden Innovation Series #2 speaker on 4 March 2019. Everyone who heard Elly speak couldn't help but be moved by her passion and Thankyou’s commitment to making a difference. To date they've raised over $5.8m to fight poverty and impacted over 780,000 lives.  Read more ...

Innovation Series #1 – Jonathon Meichtry from Amazon

Our first Innovation Series speaker in 2018 was Jonathon Meichtry, Principal Solutions Architect from Amazon. 


Jonathon showed us how creative thinking, inventiveness and the willingness to experiment and fail are behind some of the world’s most exciting innovations. Read more ...