Grant Winners

ASB Backing Business Grant winners

Check out the winning businesses of our ASB Backing Business Grants and what they've each done with their $50,000.

ASB Backing Business Grant winners
<p>A panel from across ASB has reviewed hundreds of entries to select the four small-to-medium size Kiwi businesses to share in the $200,000 ASB Backing Business Grant.</p> <p>We announced the Grant in November 2020 as part of the innovative ASB Backing Business TV series in partnership with TVNZ. Business owners from across the country were invited to apply for one of four $50,000 grants to help them bring an innovative business idea to life. Since then, applicants have poured in from a range of industries and regions.<br /> </p> <p>The first business to receive the $50,000 Grant was Methode Traditionelle Contract Winemaking &amp; Consulting NZ, or MTCWCNZ for short, who specialise in making NZ Methode Traditionelle Sparkling Wine.</p> <p>Watch the video of Jascha Oldham-Selak, Methode Traditionelle consultant, to understand a bit more about the business and how he's planning on using the $50,000 grant from ASB. <br /> </p>
<p>Congratulations to CLEVAPOD™, our second ASB Backing Business Grant winner. The incredible team at CLEVAPOD™ have found a way to make concrete foundation slabs out of 100% recycled plastic! Watch below to find out how they are using the $50,000 prize to further their business.</p>
<p>We're stoked to announce the third winner of our ASB Backing Business Grant, Hivesite. Hivesite has developed a chemical free solution to eradicating varroa mites in Aotearoa. Their innovative solution to eliminating varroa mites not only got our attention, but also that of Fieldays judges, with Hivesite taking home the Fieldays 2020 Innovation Award. Find out what they did with the $50,000 below.</p>