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Remember the 100 by $100M companies goal for New Zealand? That was around 20 years ago. Now AirTree VC has been charting companies that made it to a $100 Million valuation since then. Many of these companies began during a recessionary period. More work to do, but that’s positive news in these unsettling times.
With billions of spending planned by government, now is a good time for entrepreneurs to be engaging with the public sector. Lightning Lab GovTech accelerator is currently accepting applications, so dive in and help with the economic recovery.
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Start networking at TechCrunch Disrupt now
TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 is just a few weeks away but we've already opened up our CrunchMatch networking platform for attendees to be able to meet one another in advance of the big event. Not only will it help narrow down the people you want to meet with, we'll even have some speed networking happy hour sessions so you can meet people on the fly! Register for Disrupt today and save $100 with code TECHSTARS15.
Kate Dinon is a communications and public relations strategist with over fifteen years of global experience advising startups, technology and design companies. In this session, Kate will teach you how to utilise the power of storytelling for public relations.
Launching new products and solutions during a Global Pandemic might seem like a huge task however Tech Start-Ups in Hong Kong are seeing more opportunity to partner and collaborate to launch into market. Hear from a panel of experts from the sector discussing why Hong Kong is thriving and how you can get involved.
For Kiwi founders looking to raise funding for the first time, AirTree has open-sourced the New Zealand Subscription Agreement - one of the documents used to help formalise the non-binding term sheet. Work through any questions founders might have on this Agreement and any other legal stuff.
In this talk, William will discuss the basics of using Neural Networks to create embeddings for categorical and tabular data, and some interesting bits about the application of neural embeddings to the development of recommender systems.
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!
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