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December 2017

SOLD OUT: Human + machine: AI in the 21st century

December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Greg Cross - Soul Machines

At our final networking event for 2017 you can hear AI innovator Greg Cross, one of New Zealand’s leading tech entrepreneurs talk about his latest venture Soul Machines. Greg has an outstanding track record of nurturing IT companies in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, as a former managing director of Microsoft New Zealand, chairman of business incubator The Icehouse and CEO of PowerbyProxi. Soul Machines is a ground-breaking start-up combining AI research, neuroscience, and psychology, to create incredibly life-like,…

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February 2018

Ross Brown, Wine-Searcher: Serving wine to the world

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ros Brown - Wine Searcher

The Financial Times called Wine-Searcher the “Google of Wine”. Wine-Searcher picks up the wine, spirit and beer prices of merchants everyday, all over the world. Wine-Searcher has also been called the Trivago for wine. The main markets are America, UK, and Europe. China grows at a rapid pace as the Chinese consumer discovers wine. Wine-Searcher has five million monthly active users. The wine trade the world over relies on the pricing and location information as well as serious wine consumers…

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March 2018

Creating Great Teams – How Self-Selection Lets People Excel

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sandy Mamoli - Nomad8

Get ready to challenge what you believe about forming teams in your business. Could you let the people in your business decide which team they should work in? We’re thrilled to have Sandy Mamoli sharing her international experience with forming self-selecting teams. From her work with global enterprises in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Copenhagen to New Zealand companies like Trade Me, BNZ, Snapper and Weta, Sandy Mamoli has accumulated a wealth of knowledge of using self-selection to create great teams. By…

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April 2018

Brace for Impact – Cyberthreats to your business and customers

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Edwin Lim

If you think cyberattacks and ransoms are straight out of a bad action movie, look no further than the havoc caused by the Panama Papers leak, the WannaCry attack, and the recent exploitation of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica. The importance of cybersecurity is growing more critical by the day. We are continuing to witness new attacks and exploitation on an unprecedented scale here in New Zealand, and across the globe. How ready is your business to deal with cyberthreats?…

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May 2018

Making Data Pay

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Carmen Vicelich

Carmen Vicelich is an extraordinary entrepreneur and a self-confessed ‘data-tech geek’ who breaks the mould. There is probably no-one in New Zealand more knowledgeable about big data.

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June 2018

Pushing the boundaries

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Danu Abeysuriya

Danu Abeysuriya is the Founder and CTO of Rush Digital, one of New Zealand’s most innovative and respected digital design and engineering studios. Danu founded Rush Digital in 2010 at the tender age of 24. Danu is recognised as a technical innovator, entrepreneur and leader in technology. In 2016, Danu was the well-deserved winner of the Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award. In 2017 he was one of the People’s Choice winners for Most Creative in digital/data for Idealog and Accenture’s Most…

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July 2018

Rebooting Sales and Marketing

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Owen Scott

Join us to hear Owen Scott, managing director of Concentrate, present a compelling case for changing the way we think about sales and marketing as New Zealand software companies. This is built on insights from the NZTE sponsored Market Measures survey, which benchmarks Kiwi tech sales and marketing against US figures. Owen will also offer several case studies of local tech exporters who have rebooted their approach to selling their innovations. Owen has extensive experience in the New Zealand technology…

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August 2018

An Angel at My Table: 14 August
Which pitch will win?

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Angel in a business suit standing on a cloud

After a very successful An Angel at My Table competition in 2017; the event is back with new entrepreneurs battling it out for the prize money and the glory! It promises to be a fun night of friendly competition, picking up tips on how to appeal to investors and quality networking.

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September 2018

Understanding the Future of AI

September 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Justin Flitter

In our September event, Justin Flitter will share his story, discuss whether machines can be creative, and give you a few predictions for the future.

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October 2018

From Garage to Global

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Steve Corbett is on a mission to take NZ Research and Development to the world, and has been a leading figure in the start-up space for nearly twenty years.

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