Giri Prashanth & Gurjit Barry : CommKit
Our story really started with Rebel Business School in 2019.
As an Information technology professional with 20+ years of experience, Giri always wondered what problems could be solved with efficient IT solutions in our local communities.
Every time they witnessed the transformational effect of information technology in sectors like banking, telco, energy or mining - They kept thinking the possibilities for small businesses and our communities.
However, they was a bit confused where to start - that’s when Rebel happened. Rebel Business School, more than anything, gave us the confidence to start - Its ok to fail but get up, and keep going !!
Gurjit & Giri partnered to start ‘genibyte’ to make people centric IT solutions for small businesses, and local communities to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
One of the flagship products Giri and Gujit focused on building initially, called ‘CommKit’ has been the most rewarding and transformative, so far. CommKit is short for ‘Community Kitchen’ and was born from seeing local produce, such as lemons, going to waste in the community. Hence the lemons in the CommKit logo!
Today CommKit has grown into an online, supportive community app made up of passionate local producers that offer a variety of richly authentic products and services, native to the local community. Built and run out of love for our communities, CommKit has made it possible to support local, for everything you need - connecting locals with local businesses.
Giri and Gurjit are now focused on their partnership program to take CommKit to communities all across New Zealand.