First Cut Ventures & Start-up War Stories Panel Discussion

Startup Christchurch
Startup Christchurch
Public group

Vodafone xone

213/221 Tuam St, Christchurch · Christchurch

How to find us

Enter the Vodafone building from Tuam Street side, grab your name tag, and head upstairs

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This month we are hosting First Cut Ventures ( with a panel discussing startup war stories. (Yes it's a week earlier than normal!)


Everyone knows the start-up success stories – how someone landed their biggest customer, received investment on the brink of bankruptcy and discovered a technology breakthrough. What we don’t often hear are the stories about when the S&^$ hit the fan, how the team reacted, and were stronger for it afterwards.

The panel will include:

• Ben Reid (Chairman of Canterbury Angels (

• Lucas Smith (Founder of Walkon (

• Taylor Howatson (Founder of Wireless Guard (

Join us at Vodafone xone for drinks and pizza from 5.30pm before hearing their “Start-up War Stories” first hand!

We’ll wrap up the evening with free drinks and pizza =)

About First Cut Ventures
First Cut Ventures is NZ’s first youth-led angel and seed fund focusing on backing founders under thirty.

They recognise young founders have massive potential and are underserved by the traditional NZ investment community.

They exist to leverage access to capital, networks and best-practice expertise with their ‘boots on the ground’ to uncover, support and invest in the best young entrepreneurs. Early this year they raised $500k to invest on behalf of their investors.


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