Year One

Ever wondered how the fast-growing, globally operating companies you admire navigated through their first year?


Our Year One Event Series will see overseas founders Skype into morning sessions, where they'll share insights from their first year of business. Be prepared to be blown away by the speed at which these companies execute, and the smart processes they go through to build high-value companies, fast.

This event is for founders building high-growth startups from New Zealand, and is a great opportunity for founders to connect with others on a similar journey. Coffee and bagels are provided.



Shane Luke, Founder of BlueMesh - Event held February 2017

Shane Luke founded the launch tracking platform BlueMesh in October 2014. Prior to this, he held senior product leadership roles in the wearables space at Nike, and as Chief Product Officer at Recon Instruments. Earlier in his career, he worked in the gaming industry at EA.

See our blog covering the event - 5 Startup Dogmas with Shane Luke, Founder of BlueMesh


Russ Heddleston, Founder & CEO of DocSend - Event held November 2016

DocSend develops document analytics and attachment tracking solutions that enable salespeople to track, control, send, and present sales materials. Prior to DocSend, Russ was Product Manager at Facebook and has also held roles at  Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia.


Event series in partnership with Wild Snack.


Wild Snack is a private fund that strategically invests and licences consumer technologies, to produce breakthrough products for a digital future.