Are you an aspiring innovator? Do you have a great business idea? Tech Week is coming up and Massey University are offering three events with great opportunities to gain invaluable insight into the smart innovation district of Auckland North and get involved in the Grow North community. Led by Massey University, Grow North was launched to open the Innovation Corridor for entrepreneurs to connect with businesses and to encourage more visionary projects, cutting-edge research and courageous leadership.

shutterstock_522554203.jpgSome of the fastest growing new exporters are located in Auckland North, including High Tech Awards finalists for 2017 including EROAD and Performance Lab. Numerous successful entrepreneurs such as John Daniel Trask, who won the Hi-Tech Startup of the Year in 2015 and has had global success with his product RayGun, developed their skills at Massey University. Grow North exists to tell stories like John’s to inspire and surface hidden Kiwi innovation and develop a world-class university campus at the heart of the district that is closely integrated with the industry.

On the 8th May from 8:30-3:30pm, take the Start Up bus tour of some of the most successful and innovative global businesses in Auckland North who will open their doors and share their experience in the industry. Tour stops will include:

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This free event is an incredible opportunity to expand your network and find out what help you can get to test, develop and launch your business ideas to have impact on global markets. After the bus tour, Massey are offering a panel event at 4pm at their business incubator ecentre for aspirating thinkers, creators and connectors. This is your chance to get an inside look into the minds of New Zealand’s most experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists include Rudi Bublitz of Auckland-based angel investors Flying Kiwi AngelsLance Wiggs, an Independent investment and business advisor, Greg Murphy, the founder of Unleashed Software, and Pauline Davis, co-founder and CEO of InsuredHQ.

Lastly, don’t miss the PWC Herald Talks at Sky City on the 10th May, designed to give you the knowledge, insight and strategies to grow and diversify in the ever-changing landscape of New Zealand business. This event brings you the latest case studies in innovation and provides insights to help you apply innovation within your business to make sure you stay ahead of the curve and get outside of the box. To see what else Tech Week has to offer, head to their website:

  • Register for the Bus Tour (only 35 seats)
  • Register for Amplify & Collision | Investors & Entrepreneurs
  • Buy tickets for the PWC HeraldTalks on Innovation

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