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Work­ing in GridAKL has be­come away of life for Se­bas­tian Deans, t he gen­eral man­ager of VR/ AR com­pany One Fat Sheep.

“I think the great­est ac­co­lade for BizDojo is I went away for a month on hol­i­day and said to my other half as we re­turned home that I couldn't wait to get back to the space in GridAKL.”

Deans says t he en­vi­ron­ment has had a pos­i­tive im­pact on the cul­ture of the busi­ness and has opened up the model to more part­ner­ship bro­ker­ing, im­prov­ing their bot­tom line.

One Fat Sheep moved to GridAKL in April 2016 as Deans thought it would in­cu­bate the busi­ness and fa­cil­i­tate col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships, and he was keen on an en­vi­ron­ment that was re­laxed and fun but un­der­stood the tech sec­tor.

And the ver­dict ?“They have more than ex­ceeded these ex­pec­ta­tions ,” he says .“BizDojo have gone above and be­yond to pro­mote One Fat Sheep to the tech world and also to in­flu­en­tial peo­ple. I find they have an amaz­ing abil­ity to read what we do and then find away to en­hance it through a strate­gic in­tro or or­ganic PR .”

Deans says cre­ative and lunch-time ses­sions and BizDojo’s new peo­ple in­tro­duc­tions have been in­cred­i­bly use­ful ser­vices, giv­ing in­sights and un­der­stand­ing to the other busi­nesses and op­por­tu­ni­ties out t here.

“I also love the fact that I can travel through­out New Zealand and seam­lessly in­te­grate into their mul­ti­ple spa­ces and feel as though I get the same, charm­ing and fos­ter­ing ex­pe­ri­ence any­where I go.”

Deans says the space has changed the busi­ness and his own ap­proach to it, and he gives it the un­equiv­o­cal thumbs up for oth­ers look­ing to take the leap.

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