16 June 2016
Season 05 Event 05
Growing up in the tiny village of Granity on the West Coast of the South Island, did not hinder Guy Ryan, who has taken it upon himself to help unleash every young kiwi's potential to change the world.
Fuelled by his time at Otago University, Guy began to free his own creativity and entrepreneurship, founding several organisations, producing award-winning films, running adventure festivals and starting his journey to learn about social entrepreneurship.
In 2011 Guy founded Inspiring Stories, which now in its fifth year, operates nationwide with the vision to see every young New Zealander unleash their potential to change the world. Inspiring Stories has an impressive track record of programmes and partnerships including the now prestigious national event, Festival for the Future, the accelerator programme. Live the Dream, (which develops young social entrepreneurs and their ventures), and the national film competition - Making a Difference.
From inspiration to action, Inspiring Stories' has supported more than 5,000 young Kiwis, for which Guy Ryan has been recognised in 2015 when he was awarded the Young New Zealander of the Year Award.
Thanks to Brad Boniface Photography for the images.