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Great to see Techstars Startup Weekend returning to Otago very soon and another event in Taranaki a little later in the year. Don’t miss out on an inspiring entrepreneurial learning experience that has been life-changing for some and entertaining for all.
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Keen to meet other club members, young entrepreneurs, innovators, founders, or students starting businesses?? Come along, bring a mate, chat biz stuff & build your network. You never know when you’ll meet your new co-founder!
Tim Hawkey, Founder of EnergyBank talks about their journey from idea to closing a $2.7m seed round. This was led by Icehouse Ventures and supported by Blackbird, Promus, Version One, and Nuance Connected Capital. Pizza and beer, as always! Streaming available.
KiwiJam is the Game Jam with a Kiwi twist, there is nothing quite like it! You have just one weekend to make a small game.You won’t know the theme until the start of the jam and you have just 48 hours to develop the game. All ability levels welcome.
Game jams are all about coming together to design and build board and digital games based on a theme (usually announced at the beginning) in a super short amount of time. In this one, you’ll have about 48 hours (including sleep) to go all the way from idea to whatever you can hack together in time.
Hear from Vanessa Radich who is the Director of People & Culture at Melodics and Julie Ryan who is the Managing Director at Custom D, a Christchurch-based tech agency that has built award-winning apps.
If you are thinking of starting a business, looking for ways to expand opportunities with a current venture, or just want to learn and be inspired, join us! Come along to hear from seven amazing humans sharing stories about different stages of the entrepreneurship journey.
Home is something that we’re constantly in search of through places, people, and experiences. As Associate at Maynard Design, Simone Speet specialises in creating robust wayfinding and brand experiences for the built and urban environment, putting people at the centre of her process to create seamless user journeys.
BioTechNZ and AgriTechNZ are joining to start a discussion on the technologies that will create options for growing the global food supply to meet future needs. Hear about the role of cellular agriculture and gene editing.