IT Professionals New Zealand | Te Pou Hangarau Ngaio

ITP Live Webinar: Tech Startups in a post-Covid world

11 June 2020: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live online

(Connection details will be emailed shortly before the event)


Friday live Wiggs

Join the webinar at 4pm today here.


This week's free ITP Thursday Live webinar features a talk and Q&A with Lance Wiggs, well known tech entrepreneur, advisor and investor and co-founder of the $50m Punakaiki Fund. How has the tech start-up world coped with the last few months and where are the opportunities going forward?

Lance has an absolute wealth of knowledge from within the tech startup world, combining a heap of global experience with helping high-growth companies in New Zealand. He'll be talking about:

  • How has the tech start-up world coped with the last few months?
  • Who are the winners and losers?
  • What have we learned?
  • What does the future look like?
  • What will the new $300 million "Elevate" government fund for VC funds do for NZ?
  • Where are the best investment, business and employment opportunities?

This will be a hugely interesting talk and Q&A for anyone interested in where tech is heading, the impact of recent events, and the future opportunities available in the space - from a dev, business or investment perspective.

As always, the Thursday Live Webinar will kick off with the TechBlog crew talking through the big stories of the week, and finish with an extended Q&A with Lance Wiggs.


ITP Thursday Live Webinar

Previously held on Friday afternoon during the Covid-19 lockdown, ITP's magazine-style regular Live Webinars have now moved to Thursdays fortnightly and feature the awesome TechBlog team plus a special guest each session.

These webinars are fully interactive, with heaps of time set aside for Q&A.

4.00pm: ITP Tech Media Panel

The Thursday Live webinar will kick off with a chat with our Tech Media panel, giving a quick roundup of this week's big stories in tech on TechBlog and elsewhere.

This week's Tech Media Panel includes:

The team are a "who's who" of tech journalism in New Zealand over many years. They know their stuff and between them have edited or covered tech for many household name publications in NZ.

4.20pm Lance Wiggs

Each fortnight the Thursday Live Webinar features a special guest.

With an MBA from Yale and a wealth of experience formally advising over 100 companies from early-stage startups to Trade Me during their sale to Fairfax, Lance Wiggs knows his stuff. In recent years he co-founded The Punakaiki Fund, now a 50+ Million fund that invests across the tech ecosystem, and continues to advise a multitude of companies and others in the tech world.

4.40pm: Q&A

ITP CEO Paul Matthews will put your questions to Lance.

5.00pm: That's it!


Viewing previous ITP Live webinars 

ITP members can view all previous webinars in the Webinars section of the ITP Video Library. Most webinars are added within 24 hours of the live event.



The ITP Thursday Live Webinar, broadcast live every second Thursday, is free for everyone however numbers are limited and registration is essential. Please register below.



Join the webinar at 4pm today here.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost


View All 110 ITP Partners