In line with our Founders Central theme for December - our upcoming Founders Night event will be tackling 'Preparing for Business Growth'. We have invited Erik Zydervelt founder of Mevo to talk about his path founding and growing a tech startup in New Zealand.
Sharing Economy business Mevo is New Zealand’s first electric car sharing business, and also the world's first climate positive car share organisation. Erik, who is getting ready to expand Mevo into Australia, will be talking about the many paths that have lead to the growth of Mevo, from accelerators and corporate partnerships, through to local government relationships and lots of other good stuff.
Known for his honesty, this is a good opportunity to hear a warts and all story of local startup growth from an idea, to preparing for international growth.
Erik’s talk will be followed by a fireside chat with one of our Founders, as well as some time for Q&A’s from the audience.
5.30pm | Food, drinks, and networking
6.00pm | Welcome & Founders Central update
6.15pm | Erik Zydervelt shares his founder journey
6.45pm | Fireside chat and Q&A with Erik
7-8pm | Chats, and drinks with other rad founders
Note - Founders Nights are designed for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners to connect and share battle stories. If you don't quite fit the brief, please keep an eye on our social media channels for lots of tips and takeaways!
Thanks to GridAKL for sponsoring this event and helping us bring Erik to Auckland. GridAKL is a home for innovation in the heart of Auckland, and provides the space, support, inspiration and community needed for a strong and vibrant innovation culture.