As Techweek fast approaches, we caught up with Kiwi Landing Pad Community Director Sian Simpson on what events she’s looking forward to this year. Sian spends most of her time growing New Zealand’s technology and startup community, helping them to scale and expand globally; she knows growth is not just about startup specific events, but also about getting beyond your sphere of influence and comfort.
"Often we gravitate towards exactly what we know," Sian says. "I think it’s more interesting to draw insights and inspiration from various industries, people, backgrounds and places that you can then apply to your business or skill set. You can be more well rounded - and if you're the best in your industry, why not be the best everywhere?"
The events Sian is excited about are certainly broad, with something for everyone. From the practical, to the introductory and inclusive, to truly inspirational, she has considered all the things that are required to grow environments for teams and global businesses to thrive. Have a look below:
Are incubators and accelerators right for your Startup? We look at their roles, benefits and how to get involved in Aotearoa.
A specially designed session to teach startup and small business founders how to confidently manage and perform well in media interviews.
Rocket Lab is redefining how we access space - join the conversation
Investors from Australia, Singapore & USA introduce themselves to interesting NZ companies with international growth potential.
Come and find out why the UK remains the top European hub for global tech investors!
Peek behind the curtain of the space that has created some of New Zealand’s biggest deep tech success stories.
Diversity and Inclusion - we have talked about it, now what? Join us for a panel discussion around future of gender, culture, accessibility in context of technology and team building.
Local businesses with a global footprint plus organisations and initiatives to inspire and support others to do the same.