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Find a Founder
Pitch an idea, get inspired, find a co-founder and get going! Find a Founder is all about connecting people around ideas, one of which just might be the next great Taranaki Startup! Here's how it works... Those with a great Startup idea will be given 5 minutes to pitch to an audience of startup junkies and potential co-founders. Things worth mentioning in a pitch are: Your name, Your business name, A description of the idea (problem/solution), What your strengths are, What your ideal co-founders strengths are. Your contact details. Each pitch will be followed by 5 minutes Q&A. After we have heard all the pitches there will be a period of socialising; an opportunity for people to connect, find out more about the idea and each other. Our hope is that like-minded people will assemble around the ideas and exciting local Startups will form. However this is not the only goal. Practicing your pitch in front of a live audience regardless of the outcome will always sharpen your game. We will be limiting the number of ideas pitched and will be basing this on a first come first serve bases. If you have an idea and would like to pitch please email [masked] with a brief description of your idea. And if you don't have an idea but are keen to join a Startup, or are simply curious in seeing what ideas are out there please come along with open mind and lots of enthusiasm. As always beer and pizza will be available thanks to our Sponsor Staples Rodway. And a shout out to Mikes Beer for always supplying us with the best drop in the hood!


21 Devon Street West · New Plymouth

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    What we're about

    Everyone loves a good Startup story! And as organisers of the popular Startup Weekend Taranaki ( ( ) we know the importance of sharing these stories - the good, the bad and the ugly. We also know the magic that happens when a group of energised people get in a room together and share ideas.

    Startup Weekend Taranaki was a great success and we are keen to keep this community together, even grow it. But this Meetup group is not only for past and future Startup Weekend participants. It is open for everyone, who is interested in planning, founding and growing a business. For everyone who likes to be a part of this community, all ages, all backgrounds and different experiences,

    The Startup Taranaki Meetup is a lively mix of guest speakers, workshops, idea sharing, problem solving and socialising. If you’re in a startup, have an interest in joining one or simply intrigued by the scene, this event is for you!

    Join us and help shape this Meetup and build this community in Taranaki!

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