New Zealand StartupDigest – May 16, 2011by StartupDigest on May 17, 2011
With a bunch of inspirational speakers and a wealth of goodwill on offer, this weekend’s TedX event is the right forum to help get Christchurch back on its feet and thinking about the future. Speaking of the future, in Wellington we are running UPLoad 2011 looking at the emerging economic opportunity of fast fibre. Join us for some entrepreneurial brain-storming fun plus beer and pizza.
Paul Spence, co-founder of iWantMyName and manager for Unlimited Potential’s W2W, New Zealand’s leading showcase event for emerging web and software startups. He can be found on Twitter @GeniusNet.
What’s Going on in the New Zealand Startup Community
When: Tuesday, May 17, 5.30pm
Where: Deloitte NZ, Level 16, 10 Brandon Street, Wellington
Ultra fast broadband internet is coming to New Zealand soon. What are the economic opportunities? Bring your ideas along to this event and you might walk away with a new business or some prizes.
Auckland iOS Meetup
When: Wednesday, May 18, 6pm
Where: CatusLab, Level 3, 27 Gillies Ave., Newmarket, Auckland
A popular meetup session for developers working on App store products and much more.
Auckland ICT Event
When: Thursday, May 19, 5pm
Where: e-Centre, Gate 5, Oaklands Road,Massey University, Albany
Chris Pestcott went from student entrepreneur to owner of a multi-million dollar market research business in just five years, now he’s taking his global ambitions further. ICE AV’s fantastic Holodesk touchscreen interface technology will also be on display during the evening.
SVBS and CreativeHQ Entrepreneurship Seminar
When: Friday, May 20, 8.30am
Where: Macs Brewery, Cnr. Taranaki & Cable Streets, Wellington
David Smith, author of Zero-to-IPO and founder of the Silicon Valley Business School, presents this one-day seminar on issues relating to growing and funding technology companies.
TEDxChCh – Re-Imagining Christchurch
When: Saturday, May 21
Where: Aurora Centre for Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch
Urban planning, architecture, entrepreneurship, culture, and economics. After the earthquake devastation, TEDxEQChCh looks at how to make Christchurch a beautiful, vibrant and supremely liveable city once again.
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