TechWeek Auckland is an exciting week-long festival to shine a spotlight on the city’s role in advancing New Zealand’s technology, science and innovation initiatives. NZSA is pleased to support this unmissable cluster of events by sponsoring the Angel@mytable event on 18th May at The Grid.
This Angel@mytable event is organised by Venture Centre and while the event has a similar name to NZSA’s successful ‘Angel at my Table’ events, this TechWeek event provides a new and entertaining spin, putting angel investors in the spotlight.
The first part of the evening will be based on the TV show ‘Dragons’ Den’ where entrepreneurs pitch to a panel of four investors. Then each angel has five minutes to pitch to entrepreneurs why they should consider each of them, their preferred investment methodology and why they’re effective, to demystify entrepreneur-angel relationships. Entrepreneurs then get to vote, and in so doing give valuable feedback to the investor community about where they see the value of angels.
On the panel are investor members of formal angel groups from all over the country. They come from Wellington’s AngelHQ, Tauranga’s Enterprise Angels, Auckland’s Ice Angels and Flying Kiwi Angels, with a good range of different investment thesis and approaches.
In the second part of the event angel investors get to flip the table back around, pick the 10 most interesting questions received from the audience and invite the enquirers for a nightcap and a more intimate conversation.
The event is co-sponsorship by the Angel Association of New Zealand (AANZ), and Angel Equity giving NZSA members an opportunity to meet and learn about these two important organisations in New Zealand’s tech ecosystem.
AANZ is the key representative body for the country’s early stage investors. Its members include angel groups, networks, funds, incubation and crowdfunding organizations. It is New Zealand’s central source of education and expertise around investing at seed and start up stages.
AngelEquity is new online platform launching into New Zealand’s wholesale investor market bringing with it access to angel backed deals. Created by Enterprise Angels, the investment group with the largest number of investors in New Zealand, AngelEquity is a great example of technology being put to use to bring people together and grow our economy.
This is a must-attend Techweek AKL event for NZSA members. To buy your ticket for a seat at the table click here.