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Memribox

Memribox is a social enterprise & tech start-up based in Auckland, New Zealand.

We are a team of young visionaries with a mission to create innovative and scalable solutions to enable cross-generational communication in the digital age.

We recognise that on a global scale, cultures are at risk of losing their heritage if their stories are not preserved. We have developed our vision around preserving oral history by adapting the storytelling tradition for the digital age. We want to turn technology from a barrier into a bridge so that families and communities can connect through meaningful content co-creation and use technology to the bridge generation gap.

We began as “Legacy Online New Zealand” when we won the University of Auckland’s Spark Ideas Challenge. We then went on to become a finalist in the $100K Challenge. Following the success from Spark, the team has gone from strength to strength. We successfully competed in the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2014 and was runner-up in the World Citizenship category in New Zealand.

Since our inception, we have successfully implemented several community initiatives including “Legacy Day” where we invite seniors from the community to share stories about their heritage. We are currently working on the Android beta of the Memribox app for mobile & tablet devices, as well as our special ANZAC Day 2015 Documentary “Memory Box: Kiwi Stories of WWII” scheduled to be launched next year as a transmedia exhibition.

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The urgency of this project cannot be understated. There are few surviving WWII veterans and this is perhaps the last generation that will have the opportunity to hear their first-hand experiences. This project aims to create a platform for young people to preserve significant oral history of NZ and, through the process, gain an appreciation for the contributions of New Zealanders in WWII.

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