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AGM Member Event – Alternate sources of business funding (Auckland)

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For this year’s AGM, we’ve invited speakers to talk with you about alternate sources of business funding like the NXT, crowd sourcing and peer to peer lending.  They’ll also be an opportunity to learn more about the investment side of these funds.

This is a great opportunity for you to catch-up with your industry colleagues over a drink and hear what we have planned for the next 12 months.

Speakers include:

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Tim Bennett, CEO, NZX

Tim was appointed CEO of NZX in May 2012. Prior to joining NZX, Tim was a partner at Oliver Wyman in Singapore, and previously was a partner with the Boston Consulting Group in Asia and Australia. Tim holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B Comm in Computer Science and Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”23px”][vc_single_image image=”4566″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”128×128″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Shaun Edlin, Head – Company Pipeline and Services, Snowball Effect

Shaun completed an MSc in neuroscience at the University of Canterbury, and went on to study IP law at Victoria University. He has spent most of his professional life working on the commercialisation of technology, first at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, and subsequently at renowned biofuels company, LanzaTech. Shaun is passionate about innovation and technology, especially in the biomedicine, biotech, ICT and greentech sectors. He is also a self-confessed film and music geek.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”23px”][vc_single_image image=”4406″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”128×128″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Duncan Gross, Head of Institutional Funding, Harmoney

Duncan has spent the last 13 years in the United States working in the heart of the FinTech movement. He began his career as an analyst with BNZ Finance, before achieving an MBA from Babson College. Most recently, Duncan held corporate development roles at Fidelity Investments and First Marblehead, both headquartered in Boston, MA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”23px”][vc_single_image image=”4407″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”128×128″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Brian Monahan, Chief Ideas Guy, Inflection & Investment Team, KiwiConnect

Brian studied at Harvard University with a dual-concentration in economics and psychology, but left after his sophomore year to start Inflection with his brother Matthew. Eight years later, Brian now serves as a hands-on board member and the “Chief Idea Guy” of the growing 250-person company.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_empty_space height=”23px”][vc_single_image image=”4405″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”128×128″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Yoseph Ayele, Operations Team, KiwiConnect

Yoseph studied leadership and social change at Harvard University. While on a fellowship at the University of Cambridge, he researched how financial institutions can make positive social and environmental impact. He also researched how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems while based at the Victoria University of Wellington.  He is part of the Operations team at KiwiConnect and spends significant time building strategic relationships throughout New Zealand. Prior to that, Yoseph lived in San Francisco where he helped grow Inflection by building its teams.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]