meetmagic partnership annoucement

12/05/2021

meetmagic to raise thousands for Cure Kids through meetings between execs and IT innovators

Following huge success in Australia, meetmagic is looking for IT execs to become part of the ‘best meetings on Earth’ and raise money for Cure Kids, while helping develop the NZ IT industry.

Profit-for-good company meetmagic is set raise thousands of dollars for Cure Kids by hosting meetings between IT business leaders and those looking for business advice.

Cure Kids is a registered charity in Aotearoa New Zealand that helps fund research into a wide range of illnesses and conditions that affect Kiwi children.

After huge success raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities in Australia, meetmagic founder Carl Gough is bringing a simple but powerful idea to Aotearoa that combines getting business done with putting some good back into the world.

The concept is simple. Experienced and knowledgeable executives donate nothing more or less than 45 minutes of their time.

Those experts are then set up in meetings with meetmagic members who are looking for some invaluable insight that can help them grow their business.

meetmagic then donates a large portion of its revenues to Cure Kids, or another charity of their choice.

meetmagic founder and CEO Carl Gough says that his company’s ultimate aim is to raise millions of dollars for Cure Kids by connecting thousands of C-suite and board members with technology and innovation companies for conversations that matter.

“We work with the most incredible ICT experts with broad and deep knowledge about digital transformation, AI/ML, data management, cybersecurity and anything and everything else,” Gough says.

One example is identity software company Auth0 whose leaders have joined over 100 meetmagic meetings to date.

Auth0 Asia Pacific general manager Richard Marr says, “Each meeting has had a triple bottom line impact. Having purpose in business today is not a nice-to-have, it’s an imperative.”

Gough says that he chose Cure Kids because of the incredible impact they are making.

“My dream for meetmagic is to directly and indirectly help improve the lives of millions of kids all over the world. Cure Kids is the largest funder of child health research outside of the government in NZ so it makes sense that we would engage with them,” he says.

Cure Kids CEO Frances Benge welcomes the partnership.

“We’re delighted to be chosen as the charity of choice for meetmagic. This exciting partnership will provide a new and innovative way of raising funds, while giving back to the people and businesses that so generously support us.”

meetmagic is looking for experienced Kiwi executives to donate time to help strengthen the community and make a real difference to kids living with health issues.

The Kiwi IT industry is small but mighty and up-and-comers are always looking for great advice.

“This partnership for me represents a homecoming with pride. NZ was the first country I visited outside of the UK, so to be able to partner and help NZ kids means a lot to me and the team,” Gough continues.

“For executives these meetings fit into the regular work week. There are no financial commitments, no other obligations, no behaviour change. They are assisting with leadership development throughout the country and making a measurable social contribution.”

To date, almost 40% of Australia’s top 50 CIOs and 750 other C-level executives from the government and the ASX 300 have hosted meetings.

meetmagic is also heading to the UK and Singapore to realise the dream of raising millions worldwide.