Startup Weekend Nelson 2017
Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Friday, September 8 - 10, 2017
Event starts at 5:30 pm
Arts & Media Building (G Block), Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
61 Nile Street
Welcome to Startup Weekend Nelson 2017
So, what is it all about? In short, take a weekend off, it's going to be rainy anyway, and join other people learning and having fun building a company in a weekend. We often hear "I have nothing to offer" or "This is not for me" from those that after the weekend are the most keen to carry on realising their ideas and coming around to our follow up events. If you want to learn more about yourself and about a fun way to learn for a weekend with a lot of fun people then Startup Weekend is for you - even if you never thought of yourself as an entrepreneur and the word "startup" does not really resonate with you.
We will guarantee you fun, tons of learning that you can apply in day to day life and maybe we even get one or two companies that carry on.
Friday September 8th
Saturday September 9th
Sunday September 10th
Mark Houghton Brown
Coaches and Mentors
An entrepreneur herself, currently founder and co-founder of 4 separate businesses, Sacha utilises her years of experience managing businesses and teams to effectively deliver excellence.
A graduate of the Darden School of Business and an EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2017, Sacha is driven on creating agile and scalable business models where people are at the heart of the organisation.
Born in Germany, she studied social law and professional coaching. A sabbatical in 2010 turned into moving to New Zealand and assisting people in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes.
Her work history covers government, social welfare, coaching, training, project coordination and recruitment in various countries and industries as well as being branch president of the International Coach Federation.
According to Gallup, her top five strengths are strategic, activator, relator, maximizer and individualization.
In her free time, she loves reading about all things psychology, doing hot yoga, running community meetups, driving around New Zealand in her mobile office van and drinking too much coffee.
Jane established epifani, a consultancy specialising in strategic approaches to client-centric engagement through organisational transformation, after 25 years working in professional services firms and large corporate environments. Working closely with her clients she strives to ensure that every client applies a customer lens to their strategies, enabling them to be truly customer-inspired in their approach to business. She partners with them to use customer insights, disruptive thinking and agile approaches to develop new ways of engaging customers.
Prior to starting epifani, Jane headed up the Customer Experience Design team at Spark, a team tasked with creating and designing a more customer-inspired company culture delivering amazing experiences for customers as the company transitioned from old Telecom to new Spark. She previously lived and worked in London and Singapore for more than 8 years and mentored a number of small businesses, and start ups, during that time. Before heading overseas, Jane founded and ran her own NZ business information and knowledge management consultancy, Knowwhere Consulting, growing it to 14 staff, with clients in NZ, Australia, Asia and the UK from a range of industry sectors including government, local authority, tertiary education, professional services - legal, accounting, architectural and engineering, and manufacturing.
Jane has previously worked with, and mentored business owners, in Auckland, Dunedin and Melbourne.
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