Kids’ Furniture For Adult Eyeballs

26th July 2017By Kelly DareStartup Garage, Sustainability, Talks, Woodwork

” Plyhome is a built upon the blinding frustration I felt when I was assembling furniture for my kids”. – Anna Gilhooly, co-founder of Plyhome.   Above : Plyhome’s Junior Bed.    1st Assembly was lucky to play host to Anna Gilhooly and Rips Cassels, the co-foundering marketing and engineering team behind one of Lower Hutt’s gems … Read More

Tech Week & The STEMM Festival

7th June 2017By Kelly Dare3D Printing, Education, Hack Together, Startup Garage, Tech, Workshops

May was a month that filled 1st Assembly with the weird, wonderful and wacky as we hacked our way through Techweek ‘17 and the Hutt STEMM Festival.  The space was taken over by 130 mad inventors and hackers, of all ages, shapes and sizes, as they learnt, shared, experimented during six unique events.   The … Read More

City Smarts with NEC

6th April 2017By Kelly DareEnviroment, Showcase, Startup Garage, Talks, Tech

On 30th March, 1A was jammed-packed with 40 eager Startup Garagers who couldn’t wait to hear from Tim Packer, Head of Smart City solutions at NEC NZ – and boy he didn’t disappoint. Tim’s talk held the audience’s attention well into the evening as he spoke about the innovative Smart City network NEC is building … Read More

Introducing the Deluge

2nd November 2016By Kelly DareMusic, Startup Garage, Talks

1st Assembly was treated to the sounds of the deluge at our most recent Startup Garage, which felt more like an intimate concert then a talk. Rohan Hill, founder and lead engineer, and Ian Jorgensen, spoke on the story of the deluge – their flagship all-in-one portable synthesizer, sequencer and sampler, three years in the … Read More

Houston We Have Lift Off | Hamish Clark

2nd October 2016By Kelly DareLaunch Pad, Startup Garage

Startup Garage recently hosted Hamish Clark for his talk ‘Houston we have lift off’. It’d be easy to assume that he had come to talk NASA, however, Hamish joined us to talk about a different type of Texan launch pad, that being the exciting opportunities that are available for New Zealand startups to break into … Read More

UBCO | Startup Garage Wellington

15th April 2016By Kelly DareStartup Garage

Thursday 31st March, 1st Assembly hosted the first of our monthly Startup Garage events. We kicked it off by hearing from one of our residents. Daryl Neal founder and visionary behind the electric 2×2 farm bikes known as UBCO.                Two years ago Daryl had an idea, what if … Read More