Brainwaves to Breakthroughs

A 3-part series offering practical advice on launching an idea. Hear from Toby Hilliam (Co-Founder of MenuAid), Emily McIsaac (Co-Founder of Daisy Lab), and  Angus Brown (Co-Founder of Ārepa).



VIRTUAL, 1-2pm:

Wednesday 26th June: Software

Thursday 25th July: Deep-tech

Wednesday 28th August: Consumer Products

Each will share their learnings on navigating the early stages of founding their startup - from identifying the problem to understanding their market, testing their product, and funding their business. We'll be asking it all.

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