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Startup Digest - New Zealand - Issue #5

Remember the 100 by $100M companies goal for New Zealand? That was around 20 years ago. Now AirTree V
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The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in New Zealand.
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.

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.

Start networking at TechCrunch Disrupt now

TechCrunch DisruptTechCrunch 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.
Giants Weekly: Storytelling for PR with Kate Dinon. Tues 16th June 10am | Online

Join leading researchers, inspirational thinkers and those with hands-on case-studies to explore embedding ethical values into the everyday of our organisations.

Pitch to Angel Investor Gary Jinks, Managing Director, South Valley Angels
Tues 16th June, 2pm | Online

Entrepreneurs Everywhere
Tues 16th June, 5:30pm | 148 Durham Street, Tauranga

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.

Legal Lunch & Learn with AirTree & Avid Legal
Wed 24th June, 12pm | Online

Embed all the things: Neural Embeddings for Categorical Data - William Caicedo
Tues 16th June, 7pm | Online

Angelic Drop-In Clinic
Thur 25th June, 5.30pm | 148 Durham Street, Tauranga

Want to scale up? Get insights and input from Angel Investors with free, one-off, individual 20-minute consultation.
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The team behind ProductTank Auckland presents NZ Virtual Product Unconference

June Meetup - Symfony and Google Kubernetes Engine | Tues 30th June, 5.30pm

Inspiration. Action. Impact. 13-17 July.

Game Developers of Wellington Meetup, Tues 7 July 6.30pm.

Find out how some of the world’s brightest minds are innovating for a better world from New Zealand.
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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
paul@thestartupdigest.com
Pauli Sosa Pauli Sosa - New Zealand Startup Digest Curator
pauli.sosa@startupdigestmail.com
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