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Entrepreneurs Unleashed: How to Think and Do Big

Learn ‘How to think and go BIG’ from the beginning. This is your opportunity to learn, ask questions and get inspired by two founders who have done exceptional jobs at building significant value for their respective companies from the get-go.

Ticket includes dinner catered by Catroux and kombucha on tap from our friends at Organic Mechanic.


👉Angus Brown, Co-Founder of Ārepa

Ārepa is a brain drink that improves clarity and reduces uncertainty, tension, and fatigue without any caffeine!

Angus will share how he changed paths from a DJ to the founder of a neuroscientifically formulated drink and food-technology company. He has a great story and a lot of know-how when it comes to building a food-tech business, including R&D, securing IP in various forms, and the process of creating something that’s unique and valuable. During this journey, he spent 5 years at the Food Bowl as a business manager so he’s well versed when it comes to starting and growing a food-tech business.

If you’re building an FMCG company, you don’t want to miss this one!

Find out more about Ārepa here –

👉Vaughan Rowsell, Founder of Vend, OMGTech! and Trustee of the Hi-Tech Trust

Vaughan founded Vend, a point of sale software company, in 2010, during the GFC. It quickly grew to be NZ’s fastest growing startup and is now sailing towards a $1b valuation.

He’s a self-described weirdo with an admirable approach to building companies, growing New Zealand and getting the most out of life. He’s the founder of OMGTech!, a Trustee of the Hi-Tech Trust and he does one impossible challenge per year, in addition to being the Head of Product at Vend AND maintaining a New Zealand famous handlebar mustache.

We’re excited to hear the story of how Vend started out and to pick Vaughan’s brain on how he makes the most of his existence.

If you choose the ‘Support OMGTech!’ ticket, $5 of the ticket price will go to OMGTech, a charity founded by Vaughan that gives primary and intermediate school kids an opportunity to learn about future technologies.

Find out more about Vaughan here:

👉About Entrepreneurs Unleashed:

This evening event is the perfect place for aspiring entrepreneurs, or those in their first few years of business, to gain insights from founders and meet like-minded others. The event runs as Q&A sessions with two founders, with a focus on understanding the processes and development journey when starting and growing a business. It’s a non-intimidating, friendly and fun environment, and a great first step for getting involved with Mum’s Garage and the community.

🙌This event is kindly sponsored by GridAKL, who provide us with the inspiring, very functional event space. >>


Apr 23 2018


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: Apr 23 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am




GRID AKL, Lysaght Building
101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland, New Zealand

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