Sam Kidd is co-founder of NZ based software company lawvu.com, which enables companies to improve communication and reduce costs when dealing with their lawyers. He returned to New Zealand from Ireland where his passion for start-up’s began. Self-employed since 1999, Sam has been involved in a diverse range of businesses from retail and food through to technology. He was part of the team at Teamwork.com for seven years. Sam is also an investor director in the amazing New Zealand based online accountancy Beany.com.Sam is no stranger to Startup events having mentored at over ten events throughout New Zealand. He is also an active member of the Enterprise Angels network as an early stage investor.
Tauranga Startup Weekend 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Friday, November 13 - 15, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm
148 Durham Street
Bay Of Plenty
Tauranga Startup Weekend - The bestest yet.
What can you expect?
Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea. Teams organically form around the top ideas (determined by popular vote). Then, it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekend wraps up with teams presenting their startup to local entrepreneurial leaders with an opportunity for critical feedback.
What are you waiting for?
Found a company, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside your usual 9-to-5.
You are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
Tauranga Startup Weekend organisers are bringing you a whole season of startup related events culminating to the Weekend. Read on to be part of it!
Want to know more?
- Come along to Startup Café - register here - to find out about the tools, tips and if it's for you!
- To get an overview of the startup life cycle, and hear stories from seasoned entrepreneurs make sure you sign up for Angel@mytable.
- And to help prepare you for the weekend and present an overall view with the optional chance to get a headstart on how to pitch your idea at the Countdown event.
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 123,000 people like you having taken part in more than 1500 startup weekends in 726 cities with in excess of 13,000 startups created as a result!
The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend Organisers and facilitators can be found around the world!
Friday November 13th
Saturday November 14th
Sunday November 15th
Coaches and Mentors
His current interest areas and passion are best described as #opengov #agile #civichacking #GOV30 #opendata #startup #crowdsourcing #tacticalurbanism #bigdata #geodesign #placemaking #GIS #storytelling #indigenous #GOV20 #GGovJam #socialmedia #DataVIZ #crowdfunding #augmentedreality #public #entrepreneurship #infographics #placerace #LoveItHere!
As a project manager I work on the principle that good communication creates a strong team which achieve.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Tauranga Startup Weekend 2015 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Startup Weekend Tauranga is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Rowan works to help develop both entrepreneurs and the startup ecosystem as a whole.
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