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New Zealand Startup Digest - Issue #3

During the lockdown a bunch of us involved in community activation got together under the banner of G
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During the lockdown a bunch of us involved in community activation got together under the banner of Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) NZ. One of the outcomes of the group involved better informing the government on how to assist startups, in particular during the recovery response. This public document from the Angel Association nicely summarises what support is currently available to startups. We will continue to keep you informed about future activities of the GEN group.
Thanks Pauli for getting MUV Talks up and running online this week. Looks like an an engaging speaker lineup. Also, this week a milestone - our first actual live in person event for months!

Combat stress from overwork

In the time of Corona, remote workers put in a reported 2 hours overtime every single day. That kind of stress calls for long-term action. Support your mind and body from the inside out by optimizing your nutrition. Noom is a tech-based app that uses AI, live coaches, and behavioral psychology to get you feeling good and energetic again. Click here to get the free trial.
Coffee & Jam featuring Startmate: 
Tues 2nd June 12.30pm

Think big, think bold and hack out blue sky ideas for Wairarapa’s rebound.

Now that we have discussed technology, it is time for us to see what role architecture will play in the Future of Work. We have invited a renowned guest from the world of architecture: Bjarke Ingels - a Danish architect, founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

MUV Talks: Reinvention Wed 3rd June 5.30pm

WEBINAR AI Forum & DINZ: Intelligent and Trustworthy Borders – AI Forum: Thur 4th June 10.30am

Using the remote Lean Coffee format to discuss: Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban.
Thurs 4th June 6pm | Online Event

June Game Dev Meetup CHCH: Eric Risser talks about Unity's ArtEngine: Thurs 4th June 6.40pm

Giants Weekly: The Dos and Don’ts of Pitching with Michael Batko of Startmate: Tues 9th June 10am (NZST)

Capital Education, Online Workshop: Thurs 11th June 9am

How we work has changed; from where we work to how we structure our teams, collaborate and engage in projects. This fusion of processes and human communication requires transformational tools like Slack, merging project oversight and productivity through digital collaboration. Ethan Eismann, Slack’s VP of Design, joins from Silicon Valley, exclusively talking to a Spark Lab and Future of the Future audience, followed by a live Q&A session.

Giants Weekly: Storytelling for PR with Kate Dinon: Tues 16th June 10am (NZST)

There is an immediate need to discuss the way forward for New Zealand in a post
COVID-19 world, and the Visionweek New Zealand Web summit will bring together
leading thinkers, innovators, strategists and community leaders, to discuss how we
should invest now for a better future.

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest New Zealand is curated by:
Paul Spence Paul Spence - New Zealand Startup Digest Curator
Pauli Sosa Pauli Sosa - New Zealand Startup Digest Curator
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