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Speed Smart and Startups

5/1/2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Lessons from inside startup accelerators - stories from TechStars, the Global Accelerator Network and NZ's first digital startup accelerator Lightning Lab

Join us and meet Laura Reitel, former program manager at TechStars accelerator program in Boulder, USA and part of the initial push to create the Global Accelerator Network.

Understand what a startup accelerator does, and why it works

Learn what it takes to make it in an accelerator, what you need and why it might be for you

Hear about startup teams that made it and those that didn't

Understand how startups and investment come together through acceleration

Also in Tauranga on Thursday, May 2 and Hawkes Bay on May 9

Laura Reitel will share her insight into digital startups around the world, the markets they are targeting, and what makes the winning teams work.

She has seen startup companies all over the world attract millions of dollars of investment, build vast populations of users and seen the making of some spectacular startup failures.Her experiences are first-hand, raw and amazing insight for startup teams, entrepreneurs and investors alike.

The session will also cover off some of the key lessons from Lightning Lab, New Zealand’s first digital startup accelerator, and the nine companies running hard and fast through this 12-week programme.

This session is a mix of international best practice and local context and challenges in achieving global success from ground zero Aotearoa. It's information and inspiration for entrepreneurs, startup teams and investors interested in the digital startup scene.

Come find out what it takes, how it's done and how you can get involved.

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