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February 2019

AskNicely: Welcome to the Experience Economy

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ask Nicely - Aaron Ward

AskNicely has an incredible growth story from its start in NZ four years ago, to serving thousands of businesses around the world today. Its award-winning customer feedback software empowers front line teams to deliver the right experience to every customer, everyday. Built on the Net Promoter Score (NPS) framework, AskNicely is on a mission to provide businesses with the one number they need to grow. We are thrilled to bring you Aaron Ward, the co-founder and CEO of AskNicely, as…

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April 2019

R&D Tax Incentive Changes for 2019 – what does this mean for the software industry?

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

Are you planning to invest some R&D dollars into Software Development anytime soon? If so, then you need to get along to our April Dinner event, where we will have a panel of experts there to help prepare you for the changes ahead. We have an extremely knowledgeable panel made up of: Ian Skelton, Callaghan Innovation Ian is helping late stage start-up digital businesses to access the Innovation ecosystem. Focused on de-risking R&D via grant funding, providing capability services that…

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May 2019

Can you afford your growth strategy?

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How do you manage the chasm between ambitious global goals and limited marketing resources?  What role should marketing really be playing in your company? Christelle Blanchet-Aissaoui will tackle these questions head-on, drawing on her experience as a tech entrepreneur in France, Head of Marketing at Movio, and more recently across a range of tech companies as a Director and virtual CMO for Proxi. Targeting your investment in marketing is essential to meeting the tough challenge of scaling up and competing…

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June 2019

NZSA 2019 Annual General Meeting

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

NZSA Annual General Meeting 2019: 5.30pm Tuesday 11 June 2018. The NZSA Annual General Meeting 2019 will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019, prior to the June networking dinner. The AGM will be held at the Glengarry Wine Tasting Room, Cnr Wellesley and Sale Streets. Everyone is welcome to attend but only NZSA members hold voting rights. Agenda Approval of the Agenda Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM President’s Report Financial Statements Election of the…

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MacroActive: Scaling You

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re very excited to hear from MacroActive’s founder and CEO at this month’s networking dinner when we welcome John Franich and Ken Brickley to talk to us about embracing the personality differences between founders & CEO’s. They will tell the story of their business: harnessing the differences in leadership style & substance; maintaining style as you scale; the importance of self awareness; promoting your business and personal brand… and more! JOHN FRANICH, FOUNDER, MACROACTIVE  John is the driving force alongside…

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July 2019

EROAD: From 1 to 100!

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

As NZX listed regulatory telematics company EROAD marks its milestone 100,000th connection, Jarred Clayton – CTO, joins us to reflect on this exceptional kiwi growth story. Jarred will share the EROAD story from his perspective starting out as one of EROAD’s first software developers, progressing through Team Lead, Engineering Manager and into the C-suite.  Jarred has been a key leader in scaling EROAD’s Product & Engineering team from 1 to 100, whilst scaling the platform from 1 to 100k connections and learning…

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August 2019

**SOLD OUT** An Angel at My Table: 13 August
Which pitch will win?

August 13 @ 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 2019

Exiting your business – Panel discussion

September 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Glengarry Victoria Park, 139 Wellesley Street
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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This event is a must see for businesses and entrepreneurs looking to build a successful business with a view to exit. We are thrilled to bring an experienced panel together, for an insightful discussion on the challenges of exiting a business you've built from scratch. Join us in a discussion with Sarah-Jane Lawson and Edwin Lim from Hudson Gavin Martin, along with co-founders Ivan Seselj and Richard Holmes from Promapp, as we explore the acquisition process and their experiences dealing…

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October 2019

Paul Trotter – Founder of Author-it

October 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At the age of 19, Paul Trotter envisioned a better way for content writers to produce documentation based on his continual frustration with the process. He set out to transform the creation of documentation by building his own company. The result was Author-it Software, which grew from the ground up to become an international success, winning numerous industry awards including the Deloitte Fast 50 and 500. Over the years, Paul led the company as it expanded globally, through all the…

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November 2019

Dil Khosa: The State of Startup Success in NZ

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dil is a NZ Ambassador for Startup Genome, a global initiative for developing startup ecosystems. For over a decade Startup Genome has been compiling independent research and collecting data on over a million companies across 150 cities. Working with more than 300 partner organizations and global thought leaders, Startup Genome has compiled a deep framework of stories and analysis. For the last decade, Dil has worked in the tech & science startup space, across the New Zealand ecosystem. Dil is…

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