Inspiring Innovation: Business Journeys from Local Influencers and Disruptors

Date: Tuesday 21 Aug 2018     Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Callaghan Innovation, Level 14, Asteron Centre, 55 Featherston Street

In celebration of World Entrepreneurs Day, we’re bringing you Inspiring Innovation, a chance to hear from a line-up of local CEOs and GMs with extremely valuable and entrepreneurial business journeys to share.

Sponsored by Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand’s Innovation Agency, the aim is to activate innovation and accelerate commercialisation by showcasing 6 companies from a diverse range of industries that we feel are exemplars for innovation.

The 6 speakers are:

  • Naomi Manu: Young Innovators Network
  • Wayne Johnson: Board Chair of Te Awe Maori Business Network
  • Amanda Santos: CEO of Tekron
  • Veronica Stevenson: CEO & founder of Humble Bee
  • Chris Teeling: Head of Strategy of Xero
  • Jamie MacDonald: CEO & co-founder of StoryPark

See Speaker Bio's here.

In addition, Jonathan Miller, Future Insights Acting Group Manager, will provide a short overview on the latest technology disruptions and trends, together with the opportunities that these will bring for ambitious Kiwi businesses. He’ll also cover the options for kicking your inspiration into gear with the funding, research and expert advice provided by Callaghan Innovation.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with all speakers during the Q&A, as well as the networking session to finish (drinks and nibbles provided).

Register now to innovate your business journey.

Prices (per person):

Members: Free

Non Members: $40 + GST



Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 5 clear working days prior to the event. Cancellations after this time and ‘no-shows’ on the day will be charged the full invoice amount. Substitutions are permitted if you can no longer attend.