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June 2018

Pushing the boundaries

June 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Steve Corbett

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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November 2018

Purpose and Profit – Growing a Social Enterprise

November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christina Bellis

Christina Bellis is a purveyor of values-based business models. For 15 years she’s worked for social enterprises, both in New Zealand and in Canada, who put purpose and profit side by side, using business models that support a triple bottom line approach: social; environmental; and financial. She’s currently a trustee on two charitable trusts, and while deeply fond of classic bicycles, she has recently joined the e-bike brigade, often with her dog Aiko in tow. Christina is currently the CEO…

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December 2018

The RedShield Story: Competing on the global stage from NZ

December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Andy Prow - RedShield Security

Hear Andy Prow, the CEO & Co-Founder of RedShield Security and winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Services Business category at our final networking dinner of 2018.

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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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