Entrepreneurs Unleashed

Our cornerstone bi-monthly event that brings together entrepreneurs to share real, practical advice for starting and growing companies.

Announcing the next Entrepreneurs Unleashed soon

November (exact date TBC) GridAKL, Auckland CBD

Entrepreneurs Unleashed was born to create a place where aspiring entrepreneurs could come together and learn from those who have come before them. To give them the confidence and knowledge to get started on their own journeys with the support of a like-minded community that wants to see them succeed. 

At each Entrepreneurs Unleashed we invite along two founders or startup specialists to share stories and insights. Events are usually themed so founders cover particular topics, such as purpose-driven business, funding, community, or particular pathways to success.

Why should you attend?

Get access to good, honest advice when it comes to starting and growing companies

You'll have the opportunity to listen and ask questions to get first-hand insights into the key drivers behind successful, New Zealand based entrepreneurs. We carefully select speakers who we know will provide authentic, relevant advice to the audience, so you hear it all - the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Entrepreneurs Unleashed Event Participants

It's a great starting place if you have an idea or ambitions to start a business

It's a friendly environment, we avoid buzzwords, and we're encouraging of the fact that no one knows what they're doing when they start out in business. So you won't feel intimidated or unsure if this is the first startup or entrepreneurship related event that you've attended. It's also a great place to connect with others at a similar stage and find out about what else is available to support you along your journey of starting and growing a business..

"Entrepreneurs Unleashed is like the gateway drug into entrepreneurship." - Attendee

The spread is amazing!

People always mention the food, so we thought we should include it here. We have a holistic approach to building businesses and believe strongly in founder self-care. We advocate a good diet to help improve productivity. So we make sure we have delicious, healthy food and drink out our events. You'll be delighted by Catroux catering and Organic Mechanic Kombucha on tap.

"The food was outstanding: best I'd ever had at an event." - Attendee

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It's a good opportunity to get some perspective from others and a boost of inspiration

Hearing the stories of other founders, the challenges faced, their key learnings and their vision for the future is a great way to gain perspective on your own problems, projects and goals.

"I felt in a positive environment, in front of driven entrepreneurs that were happy to casually reflect on their journey and take questions from an inspired audience" - Attendee


Form meaningful connections with likeminded people

A relaxed environment to connect with other attendees. The audience is a mixture of people with ideas, people working on starting businesses, more experienced entrepreneurs and mentors or startup specialists.

"I knew hardly anyone - (it is a) great way to meet new people outside my everyday bubble." - Attendee



Some of our past speakers


Angus Brown


Tama Toki

Tama Toki

Aotea Made


Lillian Grace



Shyr & Brent

Forty Thieves

Shaun Quincey

Shaun Quincey


Graedon Parker

Graedon Parker

Organic Mechanic

Vaughan Rowsell

Vaughan Rowsell


Brooke and Sonya

Brooke & Sonya


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“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

- Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of Amazon

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Announcing the next event soon

25th September, 6pm - 8:30pm, GridAKL, Auckland CBD