Showcase event


Fri 12 May 5:30 — 10pm

Showcasing local expertise and innovation in the fields of technology, entertainment, education and more.
Ticket price: 20

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Friday’s Techweek Tauranga finale event at Toi Ohomai’s Windermere campus is a social event to bring all kinds of people from our region’s innovation community together, from students to angel investors and everyone inbetween.Tech in Five presentations will showcase, in just 5 minutes, new technologies being explored, researched, developed and deployed from Enterprise Angels, WNT Ventures and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Presentations will also include; SoundSwitch light and sound technology from Matt at OnSixOne, Sam from Roholm with their ‘no chemical, no heat’, healthy hair technology, Tim from UBCO the dual electic utility bike, Carl Jones of WNT Ventures and Blockchain expert Mark Wilcox of Nyriad. Plus Toi Ohomai’s very own experts on forestry and online learning technology.Enjoy the presentations, the innovative guests, and the hospitality of Toi Ohomai at their brand new open-design learning space.

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A qualified accountant in NZ and the USA, with over 30 years' commercial business experience gained in roles as GM, CFO, business investor and advisor in businesses in the US, UK and NZ. My specialties are capital raising, preparing companies for investment, startup valuation and governance.
Bruce comes from a professional engineering background, now actively involved in the angel investment space, particularly start-up's. An exciting example of this is Eye-Fly, a niche piece of technology which captures memento videos for the adventure activity markets worldwide.
I run WNT Ventures an early stage fund and technology incubator actively establishing and building companies from the ground up. We establish and nurture businesses based on intellectual property and novel technologies, primarily sourced from New Zealand publicly funded research organisations.
Daniel joined the Locus team in 2015 as Programme Director, with oversight of the full pipeline of work. He quickly picked up responsibility for seeing innovative products become a reality, on time and on budget. One of these was Ubco Bikes, a multi purpose utility bike.
Greg has a background in trade and economic development across the public and private sectors in NZ and overseas. He oversees the development and implementation of Priority One’s strategic projects as well as leading a number of economic development projects in the wider Bay of Plenty region.
Josh is an Educational Technology Advisor at Toi Ohomai Institute of TechnologyJosh is currently interested in adding interactive elements into 360 video to give students content rich spatial learning experiences.
Linton is the Head of Forestry and Resource Management at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. He has worked in the tertiary sector for over 25 years in the UK, Fiji and New Zealand. At Toi Ohomai he is focused on developing innovative educational programmes to meet forestry industry needs.
Malcolm Hardy is the Head of School of Applied Technology at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. Malcolm ran his own project management company for 25 years before entering education in 2000. He is responsible for over 65 staff,programme development and the senior leadership of the institute.
Senior Product Manager at Nyriad sharing his expertise on Blockchain
Matt Watkins is the co-founder of Sound Switch, technology to give D.J's the ability to seamlessly integrate DMX lighting with live audio.
CE of Roholm. Roholm is new technology that means no chemical and no heat for healthy hair technology.
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