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Thursday 27 May
11:30am - 12:00pm
Five of the Hi-Tech Awards Start-Up Company of the Year finalists will join Techweek TV host Ryan Ashton to talk about their tech careers so far, what drives them to give back to their communities, and how the New Zealand tech sector can encourage more diversity.
James is a multi-exit founder with a track record of building successful high-growth digital companies. FileInvite evolved as a solution to the problem of collecting client files inside one of his earlier ventures Zyber, an award-winning (Deloitte Fast 50) digital agency. Coming from a technical background, James has been founding and running businesses for almost 20 years.
At 17, Matty farewelled NZ and began building his global skillset, first in Japan, then in New York. He founded his first company in 2011, a tech sport for coders, where he networked with talented developers and gained insights into what makes teams successful. By 2013, Matty had three more startups in play - a boutique digital marketing agency, which he took from zero to $200k revenue in its first year - plus a data analytics tool and a business development tool.
In 2015, Matty co-founded Hectre, an agritech SaaS company with the mission of empowering fruit growers with the world's simplest orchard technologies.
Oliver Hunt is a business leader on a crash course to bring sustainability and cost savings to New Zealand’s healthcare system.
After learning that New Zealand’s healthcare system is built on a mountain of single-use waste, the then 23-years-old engineer decided he was going to be the one to fix it. He founded Medsalv in 2017, which remanufactures single-use medical devices previously destined for the landfill, and sells them back to hospitals at a fraction of the price.