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Turning Innovation into Gold: Attracting Investment

21st March, 2018. 7:30am - 10:00am Posted by Carrick Robinson.

All businesses need capital to grow. To scale up and make it on the world stage you need investment. With plenty of different funding options available ranging from bank loans to online investment, venture capital and private equity. What are the advantages of each, and what do they look for in a potential investment?

To learn the answers to these questions, join national intellectual property specialists James & Wells at 'Turning Innovation into Gold: Attracting Investment', a nationwide seminar series. The series will see James & Wells team up with successful entrepreneurs and investment providers to answer funding questions and provide practical advice on how to get investment ready.

The event will be MC’d by Penelope Barr Sellers.

A light breakfast will be provided. 

Seminar dates and locations

Christchurch: Tuesday 20 March, Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, 57 Kilmore St, Christchurch CBD.  Purchase tickets here

Auckland: Wednesday 21 March, Auckland University of Technology, Sir Paul Reeves Building, Governor Fitzroy Place, Auckland CBD. Purchase tickets here

Panelists

Christchurch

  • Simeon Burnett, Founder and CEO, Snowball Effect
  • Nathan Mills, Executive Director, Genesis Private Equity  
  • Colin McKinnon, Executive Director, New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Andrew Pryde, Head of Corporate Finance & Insights, ANZ Bank
  • Peter McDonald,  Investment Manager, New Zealand Trade Enterprise
  • Carrick Robinson, Managing Partner, James & Wells  

Auckland

  • Simeon Burnett, Founder and CEO, Snowball Effect
  • Matthew Houtman, Managing Director, Pioneer Capital
  • David Beard, Partner, MOVAC 
  • Andrew Pryde, Head of Corporate Finance & Insights, ANZ Bank
  • Jono Wells, Investment Manager, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise 
  • Carrick Robinson, Managing Partner, James & Wells
  • Sabina Bickelmann, Vice President & General Counsel, Vend