PEOPLE & MENTORS

The Venture Up community is a collection of amazing people you will meet during the six weeks. They are entrepreneurs, experts, investors and business builders.

They will listen and advise, coach and assist, teach and test you as you drive your own expertise and venture to the next level.

Siobhan Warren

Graduate experience manager at Xero

Kate Wightman

Partner at First Cut Ventures

Rachel Taulelei

Business guru, founder of Yellow Brick Road & director on Kono board

Claudia Batten

Founder of Massive Software, Victors & Spoils

David Clearwater

Regional director of Akina, social enterprise guru

Mark Vivian

Director, investor, partner at MOVAC

Chris Clay

Education Innovator, Head of Find Your Billion at Singularity U

Bruno Bordignon

Owner at Duncan Cotterill Lawyers & Angel HQ board member

Mike Riversdale

Business expert, founder, Internet guru

Jeff Hunkin

Communications & Community Guru at Trademe

Robert Bruce

Director of Special Initiatives at AUT

Kendall Flutey

Founder of Banqer

James MacFarlane

Creative director & founder of Pitch studio

Chris O’Neill

Venture manager at Akina

Adrian Falvey

Co-founder of Touchtech, Creative HQ alumni

Anna Guenther

Founder & Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe, YES alumni

David Stokes

Product Innovation & Process Management Leader, Co-Founder - Velox Innovation

Brett Holland

Head of acceleration at Creative HQ

Bonnie Howland

Founder of Indigo & Iris

Nick Rowney

Director, company owner, connector, Lightning Lab mentor

Ian Harvey

Director at CQ New Zealand ltd

Jacob Duval

Co-founder at Mish Guru

Andrew Wallace

A securities and corporate law specialist at Lowdnes Jordan

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Director, serial entrepreneur, founder of Minimonos

Rollo Wenlock

Co-founder and CEO of Wipster, Lightning Lab alumni

Sian Simpson

Global Community Manager at Kiwi Landing Pad

Greg McPherson

CEO at MitoQ Ltd

Mark Major

Founder, creator, director, startup guru

Dave Moskovitz

“The godfather of startups”, tech founder, investor, lead mentor at Lightning Lab

Jessica Venning-Bryan

General manager of brand at Flick Co.

Vaughan Rowsell

Co founder at OMG Tech! Founder at Vend.

Nick Churchouse

Head of Customer Engagement at Creative HQ

Pete Russell

Social entrepreneur & founder of Ooooby.

Daniel Tomlinson

Helping New Zealand businesses grow Big, Better, Faster at NZTE

David Allison

Financial expert, investment broker, manager of angel investment network Angel HQ

Glenn Andert

High Growth Architech & Head of incubation at Creative HQ

Jessica Godfrey

Acme & Co General manager of sales & marketing, social media guru

Oliviah Theyers-Collins

Programme manager for Venture Up

Lee Bagshaw

Corporate technology lawyer at Simmonds Stuwart

Jon Mellors

Director at Deloitte

Simon Swallow

Investor, director, owner & CEO of Charter Square Services

Ezel Kokcu

Entrepreneur, co-founder of STQRY

Amanda Santos

High growth CEO, board member extraordinaire

Serge Van Dam

Chairman / Director, Marketing, Sales & Distribution Guru

Ruth McDavitt

CEO of Summer of Tech

Max Bessone

Designer at Kineo

Colart Miles

Co-Founder at Velox Innovation

Ken Brophy

Chief Enabler at JBA - Re-energising the Learning to Earning Paradigm

Saimon Lomaloma

Founder of Wellington Watersports

Alejandro Davila

‎VR Producer at Conical VR Studio

Laura Reitel

Startup mentor, investor, former manager of TechStars Boulder

Jessica Manins

VR ProjectR Director

Natalie Sisson

Suitcase Entrepreneur guru

Stefan Korn

CEO of Creative HQ

Cameron Mehlhopt

CEO & Co-founder of StarNow

Matt Inness, Oliver Ward, Fraser Callaway

Strategy Wellington award winning designers at Refold

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