GD1 Events, NZ Tech Week 2022


New Zealand Tech Week 2022 is just around the corner.

This year the GD1 team has decided to create and collaborate on a number of in person and online events. Simply click on the headings for more information and to register.

GD1 Believe Bigger Community Drinks


17 May, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free In - Person

Let's celebrate the global impact and success of kiwi companies by bringing the NZ tech ecosystem together to connect, share and learn.

GD1 has a new office, new brand and new team. To celebrate NZ Tech Week, we are bringing together investors, start-up teams, and the kiwi tech ecosystem to connect, share and learn. It has been far too long since we have all had an opportunity to converse in person, and we would love to change that.

Series 1/3 - If we want diversity in tech where and how do we start?

18 May, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Free Online

How can we address and alleviate underrepresented groups in the Aotearoa?

Join our Community Manager Erin Anderson Scott as she hosts a panel and Q & A session + interactive workshop with key industry players.

In alignment with 'less hui, more doey' this session will go beyond talking about diversity and inclusion as a topic and deep dive into what actions we as individuals and businesses can and are taking to change the landscape of tech in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The inside scoop on capital raising

Nationwide (more than one region)

19 May, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free

A panel with female Investment Manager / Principals in Venture Capital. We want to help female tech founders get their venture capital investment conversation started.

This session is best suited for female founders who want to meet venture capital investors. The objective is to (1) establish a familiar first port of call for when you seek venture capital (2) give you tips to help make the investment process easier.

Building a global business? Lessons & tips from a serial entrepreneur

Nationwide (more than one region)

19 May, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free Online

From Nelson to the World! All things global with Shuttlerock Founder Jonny Hendriksen.

Hosted by GD1 Founding Partner Chintaka Ranatunga, this is an opportunity to better understand what global impact and growth can look like for a New Zealand startup company and Founder. Deep dive into Jonny's story, and what it really means to manage an international business from the shores of New Zealand.

How to get to first cheque status and beyond


19 May, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Free Online

Join a conversation with President & Chief Product Officer at Lattice, J Zac Stein and GD1 Co- Managing Partner Vignesh Kumar.

We often hear that ‘knowing how and what to present’ is intimidating. The purpose of this chat is to demystify the first cheque process, touch on success stories and learnings, and what does and doesn’t work beyond that cheque.

For the full NZ Tech Week Programme click here.

Written bY
GD1 Team



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