It has been a while since this group has had a MeetUp, but lots has been happening in Christchurch. Lightning Lab (http://www.lightninglab.co.nz/christchurch/), the digital accelerator programme, is currently happening in the new startup space GreenHouse (http://green-house.co.nz/) in the Innovation Precinct. Canterbury Angels (http://canterburyangels.nz/), the local Angel Investment network, has got off the ground, and lots more.
For this meetup we are lucky to have an international guest speaker, Nelson Gray, visiting from Scotland who is going to talk and answer questions around how equity crowdfunding is interacting with other forms of funding around the world, and what lessons are emerging for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Nelson Gray is recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent experts in angel investment and early stage venture support. He has extensive international experience in supporting angels, entrepreneurs and government bodies. More info on Nelson can be found here:
http://nelsongray.com/ or for some interesting videos see Gust: http://videos.gust.com/pages/nelsongray
Thanks to NZVIF for supporting Nelson's trip to New Zealand, and to Vodafone for sponsoring the drinks.
As always, it's a relaxed environment to bring and share ideas (perhaps on a Lean Canvas) with liked minded people. Please RSVP through meetup so we know how much food and drink to get.
Look forward to seeing you.