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Start-Ups - Cash is King, everything else is just a journal entry

28 November 2019: 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm

KPMG Executive Boardroom
10 Customhouse Quay
Wellington 6011

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Get the real oil on what it's like to run a start-up - the good the bad and the ugly. Start-up's sound so romantic and exciting from the outside, let's all have a start-up, its easy and I can sell it to Google or Microsoft for oodles of dosh!

Hear the personal stories of three entrepreneurs as they talk about their journeys, where they are now and 'what next?' for their businesses. Find out about the stuff behind the scenes, the stuff you don't usually hear about.

We present three speakers who all own tech start-up companies. Their experience covers the early years, into solidifying the market, through maturing and tuning the company and onto re-invention. Bring your questions about what it's really like as a start-up and how to overcome roadblocks that could get in the way of your own tech start-up success.

The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for networking over light refreshments.

The Presentations:

Hnry is an all-in-one service that takes care of all the financial admin for contractors, freelancers and the self-employed - allowing them to focus on getting the job done, rather than worrying about tax and compliance.

Hnry were a finalist for 'Hi-Tech Service of the Year' at the 2019 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, and recently won 'Emerging Service of the Year' at the 2019 Wellington Gold Awards.

James Fuller, one of the founders of Hnry, will talk about his early career as an application developer, later becoming an independent consultant, working with startups, corporate and government clients, then getting together with co-founders Claire and Richard to create Hnry.

LINQ was born more than 4 years ago - a crazy idea to help businesses reconnect the value of the data they think they need with the business value they have to deliver to stay alive. Since then it has developed from a Proof of Concept to an enterprise level platform - from information supply chains to the Digital Twin of the Organisation!

The next step for LINQ is to scale through Resellers and Partners and continue to add capabilities into the platform which impact change decisions and how they are made.

Neil Calvert will talk about being a technologist with a large streak of gadget running through his veins and how that translated into building a company from start-up. As the CEO of LINQ Neil is now tasked with getting the message out there and challenging others to think differently about information and its value.

EndGame works with clients to help build successful businesses by creating impactful, purposeful software experiences. EndGame was established in 2010, since then their 30-strong Wellington based team have built numerous software products. Endgame's three Product Development Squads build cloud and mobile applications using agile software principles.

Andrew Cox CTO and Simon Duffield COO will talk about how Endgame built on its success and learnt from its mistakes to grow to over 30 staff servicing customers such as BNZ, Marico Marine, Surgical Partners, Comply-With, Freedom Mobility, and more.

Registration Details:

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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

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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