Founders Exchange August - hitting you with both barrels

  • August 30, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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It's the double barreled episode of Founder Friday!  Lou Donnelly-Davey and Melissa Clark-Reynolds are taking centre stage this month.  So join us for a wine, a beer, a chance to connect with friends and potential friends in the female founder community and to blow your minds with some awesome stories.

HUGE welcome to Lou Donnelly-Davey, who's travelling up from Queenstown to meet you all and share her story.

Louise Donnelly-Davey is the founder and CEO of Scrattch, an online platform dedicated to creating context and meaning around internet data and Noted.Women - a social enterprise platform designed to increase the number of women in high growth enterprises.  Prior to stepping out on her own, she worked for some of New Zealand’s largest corporations in New Ventures and started her professional career as an intern at the Ministry of Economic Development in their Capital Markets team. Follow her on Twitter at @louiseQTNZ.

And back from the UK, welcome Melissa Clark-Reynolds - serial entrepreneur and founder of Seven Dragons Ltd

Melissa is a serial technology entrepreneur.  Having recently closed down her most recent business (MiniMonos - a global brand and digital property for kids centered on a Virtual World), she is looking at what is next.  Melissa has been founder and/or CEO of several technology businesses over  a twenty year period (eek!).  These include GMV Associates (sold to Southern Cross), PayGlobal, Intaz and MiniMonos.  Melissa is one of the few kiwi women to raise investment money inside and outside of NZ.  She is on the boards of a number of private technology companies and was instrumental in setting up Lightning Lab in Wellington.

 

BYO something to nibble or drink (the leftovers from July will be winging their way across with us!)

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  • Lara C.

    I echo everyone's comments! Friday night was fantastic! Thanks for inspiring me Melissa and Lou :)

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Lou D.

      Thanks for coming along Lara. The audience was really amazing and I felt really welcomed. x

      September 2, 2013

  • Zheng

    Thank you for the the inspirational stories Lou and Melissa. Looking forward to getting to know you both a lot more :)

    2 · September 1, 2013

    • Lou D.

      Nice to meet you Zheng, likewise. :)

      2 · September 1, 2013

  • aimee w.

    How long/late does this generally go? Double booked as is, but would love to come by!

    1 · August 28, 2013

    • Marie-Claire

      Hi Aimee, we get together at 5:30, we usually kick off about 6ish with intros and speakers will probably start 6:20ish and then we'll be there usually till about 7:30ish

      1 · August 28, 2013

    • Nancy N

      Good 2CU Aimee. Good God Wonderful!

      September 1, 2013

  • Suse R.

    Looking forward to meeting Lou! And seeing the fab Melissa CR...

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Suse R.

      For sure... would be happy to! : )

      August 29, 2013

    • Nancy N

      Nice 2 meet U Suse. Put name 2 person!

      September 1, 2013

  • Philippa B.

    Apologies, I've come down with a cold so heading home for rest and brandy. Gutted though, was really looking forward to it.

    August 30, 2013

    • Nancy N

      Sorry 2 have missed U. feel better soon!

      September 1, 2013

  • Victoria K.

    Thanks for the inspirational words and stories!

    2 · August 31, 2013

    • Lou D.

      Thanks for being such an attentive listener .. Much appreciated

      1 · September 1, 2013

  • jo l.

    Thanks Melissa and Lou for sharing your stories. Very inspirational.

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Lou D.

      Thanks Jo, maybe next time I'll hv more time to mingle! Thanks for coming

      September 1, 2013

  • Lou D.

    Thank you for having me ... and for waiting for me ! ... xox

    3 · August 31, 2013

  • Silvia

    I snuck in a bit late and missed the intros and needs and offers... as I do have a need this time - and that is a request to help spread the word about UX Design day! http://uxdesignday.org/ 10th October at Shed 6 - we have Wesley Yun (Creative Director of Samsung) flying over as keynote - plus a whole suite of other fabulous speakers. Please pass on - it is relevant to everyone in the conversation about User Experience!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • Roisin K.

    Lively informative and interesting

    1 · August 30, 2013

  • ewa k.

    Gutted - have a function to go to now...shame you don't record these sessions!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Amie P.

    Won't be able to make it but excited for next time!

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    Gutted I can't make it after all... But I spotted this upcoming brekkie that might be of interest: http://www.globalwomen.org.nz/shop/Events/Global+Women+%23dawntalks+Christchurch.html $65: Sarah is an awesome speaker so worth it if you have an interest in Social marketing, US market, or hearing an inspiring kiwi business woman's story!

    1 · August 29, 2013

    • Jessica M.

      That looks fantastic, just booked. I am also currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Exec to manage our Social Media & Communications at StarNow.com if anyone is interested or knows anyone that might be, please pass this on: http://www.seek.co.nz...­

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • Amie P.

    Penciling this in! Have another event but want to go to this very much!

    August 20, 2013

    • Victoria K.

      Come to this Aime!

      1 · August 20, 2013

    • Ruth M.

      Hi Amie - sorry, I know I'm responsible for your event conflict!!! I will try very hard to get us out of the other one by 6.30pm ;-)

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Sorry but cannot make it till at least 7pm, hope that is ok. Anna

    August 15, 2013

    • Marie-Claire

      Hi Anna - of course, we usually kick off about 6ish with intros and speakers will probably start 6:20ish and then we'll be there usually till about 7:30ish and then some people head out for dinner together!

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • Nancy N

    Melissa came along to Social Enterprise Start Up Weekend & was super helpful to my team & others, She has a lot to offer!

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • Anna B.

    Hi, I am also new to this group and hope to meet some of you on Friday, abeit I will not be their until 7. Anna

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this group and looking forward to meeting everyone

    3 · August 14, 2013

  • Marie-Claire

    By the time we meet, the applications for Westpac's Women of Influence Awards will be closed... so get in now if you know anyone (which we all do) that should be nominated!

    http://www.westpac.co.nz/who-we-are/sustainability-and-community/contributing-to-our-communities/inspiring-leadership/woinz/make-a-nomination/

    6 · August 9, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    Looking forward to catching up

    2 · July 22, 2013

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