WEBINAR

Moving your Tech Business to Queenstown Lakes

4 ways Queenstown Lakes can scale your tech biz

Date

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Time

12:00 - 1:00pm, NZ Time

Duration

40mins Share | 20mins Q&A

In this 60-min interactive webinar you will learn:

What the tech ecosystem looks like in Queenstown Lakes

How tech companies who are already here are leveraging the Queenstown Lakes brand to promote and innovate

Ways to attract tech talent from within the district or further afield

The benefits of being part of a growing movement toward healthier businesses and lifestyles

Question & Answer time

Hear from entrepreneurs and tech innovators who have made the move, including:

Before taking up her role as Global COO at VoxSmart, Adrienne Muir held senior positions within the FinTech industry in the UK. She began working at VoxSmart in 2017 in London with seven employees, this is now 120+ globally.

Today, Adrienne runs the communications and surveillance technology company from Queenstown, overseeing offices in London, Madrid, New York, Singapore, and Melbourne. Adrienne has a passion for scaling businesses, women in business and often works as a mentor.

A Wanaka local since 2014,  Eliot Drake is the founder of Wai Innovation where he leads a creative team of engineers delivering waterjet cutting and product design services. His career includes a startup that was acquired by Google.

Wai Innovation is also a social enterprise encouraging students to engage in STEAM and nurturing the next generation of engineers, tech experts and artists.

Mat Weir is the founder of one of Queenstown’s biggest tech startup success stories, First Table.

A former web developer, Mat has taken his online booking platform for restaurants from bootstrapping days in Queenstown to a highly successful global brand and tech innovator. Mat is a regular contributor and collaborator within Queenstown’s tech and startup community.

Olivia Wensley is a passionate promoter of the region for being an ideal place to have a tech community – and her day-to-day job is to foster and grow the local Startup ecosystem as CEO of StartUp Queenstown Lakes.

And others who can support you:

Peter Harris, Sharon Fifield & Huia Ackerman | QLDC Economic Development Unit 

Webinar Presenters

Eliot Drake

Wai Innovation is both a waterjet cutting and product design service as well as a social enterprise encouraging students to engage in STEAM and nurturing the next generation of engineers, tech experts and artists.

MAT WEIR

First Table is one of Queenstown’s biggest tech startup success stories. Mat has turned his online booking platform for restaurants into a highly successful global brand.

ADRIENNE MUIR

Adrienne joined VoxSmart in 2017 in London. Today she’s overseeing offices in London, Madrid, New York, Singapore and Melbourne all from her base in Queenstown.

Get a personalised plan for moving your business to the Queenstown Lakes District.

Book your 20min call with an economic development specialist now:

  • Tailored advice for your business & circumstances
  • Introductions to relevant business owners and services
  • A community of Queenstown Lakes business owners
  • Confidentiality guaranteed. You determine how we help
  • Support finding an office lease
  • Support to hire local talent