We’re looking for early stage companies…

For Canterbury Angels’ first event for 2019, we are inviting interested companies to pitch at our Pitch & Pizza evening on Thursday 21 February. Even if you are very early stage this is a great chance for you to find out more about investment opportunities and get feedback on your pitch.

Please contact Gabby for more information.

Pitch & Pizza is an event for start ups who are looking for investment in the next two to six months.The event is a relaxed “dragons den” format with panellists from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, providing Q&A on what is an investible pitch. The primary objective is to provide start ups with the knowledge and direction that is required to pitch to Investor groups.

The events additional benefits are:

  • Start ups have a “stepping stone” to investibility
  • Investors can preview future deal flows
  • Begins to build investor groups around start ups
  • Encourages mentors to reach out to start ups
  • Encourages the stakeholders of the local ecosystem to collaborate
  • Allows potential startups to understand the process and expectations around capital raising
  • Helps build community and buzz around the ecosystem
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Investing in Startups: Investor 101 with Ken Erskine

When: Tuesday 6th November

Where: GreenHouse – 146a Lichfield Street Christchurch

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

In an interactive couple of hours experienced angel Ken Erskine will cover the introductory basics of angel investing. This session is not so much a training course, more an awareness raising session, ensuring you know what you don’t know and providing you with a raft of resources and touch points for the answers. Followed by time with Ken discussing content and networking. It will cover:

  • Angel investing in New Zealand

  • What’s your motivation

  • What should you look for in an investment

  • How does it work

  • The Jargon

  • Government support

  • Tales from the real world; The Good, the bad and the ugly

  • Plan for success…

  • How Canterbury Angels as your angel club specifically works

  • Q&A

This session is for people considering early stage investment in startup businesses who want to learn more about angel investment in New Zealand and gain practical experience and insights.

Spaces are very limited so register here.

Lunch is provided. Please contact gabby.addington@canterburyangels.nz if you have any food allergies.

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Pitch & Pizza Evening – Thursday 18th October

 

Great Information, Great Fun, Free Pizza
Thursday 18 October, 5:30pm at GreenHouse – 146a Lichfield Street

Yes!  It’s that time again!  Pizza & Pitch #4 is next week.

This is a great event for startups who are looking for investment during the next six months. The format will be three pitches with a relaxed “dragons den” with a panel from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, followed by a Q&A on what is an investible pitch.

Who should be there ?

Startups that will be seeking investment

  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fund raising
  • Investors looking for future investments

It’s great fun so make sure you get a seat and register here to attend.

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September Investor Evening

September Investor Evening

Thursday 20th September – 5:30pm
Venue: Grant Thornton
L3 Grant Thornton House, 134 Oxford Terrace
Register here

Lock Thursday 20th September into your calendar to come along to our next investor evening. Canterbury Angels supporter Don MacKenzie, has kindly offered to host this event in their new Grant Thornton building at 134 Oxford Terrace.

Bring along a friend who may be interested and register you both here.

We have a great lineup of speakers including Matthew Jones of Certus Bio and Craig Rowland of Sandfly Security.

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Pitch and Pizza – Thursday 16th August



Great Information, Great Fun, Free Pizza

16 August, 5:30pm at GreenHouse – 146a Lichfield Street

Yes!  It’s that time again!  Pizza & Pitch #3 is next week.

This is a great NEW event for startups who are looking for investment during the next six months. The format will be three pitches with a relaxed “dragons den” with a panel from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, followed by a Q&A on what is an investible pitch.

Who should be there ?

 Startups that will be seeking investment

  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fund raising
  • Investors looking for future investments

It’s great fun so make sure you get a seat and register here to attend.

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Pitch & Pizza – Thursday June 21st


Thursday 21st June – 5:30pm
Venue: Vodafone Xone – 213/221 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Register here…now!

Great information, great fun, free pizza!

Pitch & Pizza is an event for start-ups who are looking for investment in the next two to six months.
The event is a relaxed “dragons den” format with panellists providing Q&A on what is an investible pitch.

Our panellist line up for this month:

                     Toni Laming – Blinc Innovation

    Rachel Wright – UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

        Peter McDonald – NZTE


Who should come?
 

Start-ups – looking for a “stepping stone” to investiblity.
Investors – to see future deal flows
Future start-ups – to understand the process and expectations around capital raising

 

 

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Pitch & Pizza

Great information, Great fun, Free Pizza

This is a great NEW event for startups who are looking for investment in the next six months. It’s a stepping stone between start up phase and pitching to investors. The format will be three pitches with a relaxed “dragons den” with panellists from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, followed by a panel discussion Q&A on what is an investible pitch.

Limited seating – secure your spot here.

Who should be there?

  • Startups that will be seeking investment.
  • Anyone wanting to get a better understanding of fund raising.
  • Investors looking for future investments.

Want to pitch?

Email Gabby
or call Gerald on 021 37 35 38

 

 

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Tech talk seminar : Protecting your business information

Join Lane Neave and Secure Strategy for a seminar on helping you understand the cyber security landscape and potential cyber security threats that face your business.

Cyber security attacks are more prevalent than you might think and breaches often have financial and reputational consequences. Do you know what you can do to reduce the likelihood of a successful attack? How do you show clients that you have a plan if you suffer a successful attack? Graeme Crombie and Maria Pozza from Lane Neave join Simon Thomas of Secure Strategy to discuss:

  • Common attacks used by cyber criminals
  • Tips to better protect your business
  • What a good prevention strategy looks like
  • Key elements in a response plan

This seminar is a must for owners/directors, senior managers, risk managers, IT managers and in-house legal counsel.

When: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Thursday 19th October (drinks and light refreshments on arrival)

Where: Lane Neave, 141 Cambridge Tce, Christchurch

RSVP: email communications@laneneave.co.nz to register

 

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Angel 101 with Ken Erskine

In an interactive couple of hours experienced angel Ken Erskine will cover the introductory basics of angel investing. This session is not so much a training course, more an awareness raising session, ensuring you know what you don’t know and providing you with a raft of resources and touch points for the answers. Followed by time with Ken discussing content and networking.

When: Tuesday 19th September
Time: 2:30pm
Where: TBC

Register here.

It will cover:

  • Angel investing in New Zealand
  • What’s your motivation
  • What should you look for in an investment
  • How does it work
  • The Jargon
  • Government support
  • Tales from the real world; The Good, the bad and the ugly
  • Plan for success…
  • How Canterbury Angels as your angel club specifically works
  • Q&A

Afterwards, we have our investor evening so please register here separately for this.

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New Zealand Angel Investment Showcase

Six years, 78 startups, 60 funded with $24.9m from Showcase investors. $384m raised by Showcase Alumni. Three IPOs.

Our companies and the Showcase have come a long ways since we launched in 2011. This year we’ve grown into the Viaduct Events Centre to host 500 investors and 12 startups.

6.00pm Thursday 21st of September
Hosted at Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey Street

This is an invite only event. Please email here to get an invite and secure your place.

 

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