PUT A DENT IN THE UNIVERSE - GLOBELET 2.0

This is the first of our new monthly Globelet blog post. 

Apart from this post. I will be writing an update on Globelet, our missions, and what we are doing. 

I should have started this blog a long time a go, but I didn't, so today marks a magic day. 

Just over 3 years a go. My best friend, Hélène and I set up Globelet. Writing this brings tears to my eyes.

We have come a long way. 

I have just updated the Globelet website, created a new rental system, and I am now dreaming of even more ways that, with Globelet, we can dramatically reduce waste and get rid of disposable cups. 

This is my thanks to all the people who have helped make Globelet happen. I could never have made my dreams possible without you. 


My Parents, David Quin, Mason, Laurie Mains, Rapha (the dog), Raphaelle, Graham Rickard, Adam Gage, Ian Davis, John Snowball, Thomas Verbeek, Amanda Wright, Dave Watson, Sharon Mciver, Jonnie Halsted, and the many more who have given me a lending hand along the way. 

To you, I am so very very grateful. I only dreamed Globelet would get to where it is now. You are all who made it possible. 

 

-- The Globelet story -- 


In 2012 I meet a gorgeous girl who helped change my life. Helene Lompech. On a walk in the Milford sound, Helene said  "why don't your festivals have reusable cups, when you are such a green country". That day would mark the first day of our adventurous journey. 

We went on a mission and 3 months latter, we had our first client. The Dunedin Forsyth Barr Stadium. Thanks to, my now close friend, John Snowball, we had our first order for Globelets. 

But there was a catch. We needed a sponsor. After 1000 emails, countless "no's", I had almost given up and then suddently we found our guy. Someone who likes to make things happen. Ex All Black coach, Laurie Mains. 

Laurie sponsored our first ever Globelets. They went into the stadiums corporate lounges with his brand GJ Gardener Homes on the front. Thanks to Laurie and John, I now had the confidence to believe anything is possible. 

Our first ever Globelets

Our first ever Globelets

 

Within the next three months we went on to win Entrepreneur of the year at the Audacious Business awards, we catered to countless events and started a globelet that we hoped would promote an app to stop bottled water. 

We called it Tiki Wai. Tiki Wai was the brain child of Helene and I. With the help of our good friend Thomas Verbeek, we made a world first app that would showcase 1000s of drinking fountains across New Zealand, eliminating the need to ever need bottled water. 

Better yet, Tiki Wai, was connected to over 100 bars and cafes that gave over $1000 free beer and coffee in each cup.

10,000 people would go onto enjoy Tiki Wai. Sadly it discontinued as my Law degree commitments took hold and Helenes visa ended. 

We hope to release Tikiwai 2.0 latter this year. 

 

A backpacker using Tikiwai at Blue spring in New Zealand. 

A backpacker using Tikiwai at Blue spring in New Zealand. 

We had other crazy experiences with Globelet. These are photos from our first major festival. Tumblr Sounds On. Big thanks to Jonnie Halsted for using us and to my mate Thomas Heaton for helping me. 

Even Tiki Tane got hold of one of our Globelets :)

Even Tiki Tane got hold of one of our Globelets :)

We latter went on to help Splore. Thanks to Amanda Wright and Dave Watson. Globelet would then go on to cater to its largest festival to date. It made a dramatic impact. Since then, many festivals have taken the leap to make a dramatic change. 

Our next stage for Globelet, is to create systems that allow any event across New Zealand use the cups and save money at the same time. I am excited to see where the journey leads and for the other crazy mavericks I will meet along the way who like to make stuff happen. 

Here is to making a difference. Here is to doing the important stuff. Here is to the crazy ones who care enough to go try and make the world a better place then yesterday. 

Thanks so much for all your continual support. 

Love, 

Ryan