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: Monday, December 5, 9.45am
Where: University of Auckland Business School, Owen Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland
Find out how Israel transformed from a largely agricultural economy to having dozens of listed hi-tech companies. Hear from Oren Gershtein, CEO of Israel’s Van Leer Ventures.
When: Monday, December 5, 5pm
Where: Lower NZI Conference Room, Auckland Convention Centre, Aotea Square, Auckland
Sir Peter Gluckman, science advisor to the Prime Minister, will be speaking about how new knowledge underpins economic development and prosperity.
When: Tuesday, December 6, 5pm
Where: Ernst & Young, 2 Takutai Square, Britomart, Auckland
NZBio, NZVCA and the Angel Association combined Christmas social event.
When: Tuesday, December 6, 3.30pm
Where: 3Months, Saatchi & Saatchi Bldg, Cnr Taranki St & Courtenay Place
Aimed at non-technical small and medium sized business owners, this presentation from agile web solutions developer 3Months will shed light on how cloud based services can improve business productivity.
When: 6-8 December
Where: James Cook Chancellor Hotel, The Terrace, Wellington
Academic conference looking at global robotics research directions.
When: Wednesday December 7, 6pm
Where: Media Design School, 92 Albert Street, Auckland
Smallwords is an online social game that began in New Zealand and now has over 7 million users worldwide. CEO and founder Mitch Olsen will be the keynote speaker.
When: Wednesday December 7, 6.30pm
Where: 57 Wellington Street, Auckland
Ruby on Rails fans gather to exchange notes over a beer. Don’t forget also that the 2012 Rails Camp has been laid down for February.
When: Thursday, December 8, 10am
Where: Ministry for Science and Innovation, Level 3, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington
Find out how Israel transformed from a largely agricultural economy to having dozens of listed hi-tech companies. Hear from Oren Gershtein, CEO of one of Israel’s Van Leer Ventures. Please RSVP to: Gita.Parsot@msi.govt.nz.
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