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Angels and Founders Forum

This article was published on 17 May 2016

Two forums being held in May will bring together a select group of angel investors and startup founders for an open dialogue about early stage investing.

Callaghan Innovation, the Angel Association of New Zealand and Lightning Lab are holding two forums in May (one in Auckland and one in Wellington) that will bring together a select group of angel investors and startup founders for an open dialogue about early stage investing. A panel of experienced founders, angels and startup attorneys will discuss questions submitted by attendees on funding issues, investment structures and market expectations. We will also open dialogue with all attendees to debate ways to best fund early stage companies in New Zealand for growth.

Callaghan Innovation wants to use the information shared in these forums to help set policy on funding for accelerators and incubators in the future. The Angel Association of New Zealand wants to share the information discussed in these forums with all angels in New Zealand. Lightning Lab wants to use the information from the forums to help set expectations for founders in current programmes and to inform future programming.

Wellington forum

Creative HQ, 7 Dixon Street, Wellington
Thursday, 26 May 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free
Register online now

Panel lineup

• Rollo Wenlock – Founder of Wipster
• Carlos Chambers – Founder of Common Ledger
• Marcel van den Assum – Angel Investor and Chairman of the Angel Association of New Zealand
• Trevor Dickinson – Angel Investor and Board member of Angel HQ
• Andrew Simmonds – Attorney, Simmnonds Stewart
• Bruno Bordignon – Attorney, Avid.legal

Auckland forum

Auckland forum details will be provided shortly.