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FoundX & Startup Dunedin Expo - Guest Speaker: Simeon Burnett

  • Innov8HQ 123 Vogel Street Dunedin, OTA, 9016 New Zealand (map)

The first FoundX of 2019 features guest speaker Simeon Burnett, CEO & Co-founder of New Zealand’s leading private equity investment marketplace.


What’s In Store?

  • Fireside chat with Simeon Burnett

  • Startup Dunedin Expo of Dunedin startups

  • Up to four startups pitching

  • Real time feedback & Q + A

  • Networking with Dunedin’s startup community

Simeon Burnett
CEO & Co-founder
Snowball Effect

Simeon is passionate about developing New Zealand businesses into successful international ventures.

Prior to co-founding Snowball Effect, Simeon held a number of different roles at Fonterra, gaining extensive experience in M&A, external fundraising, international business strategy development and financial portfolio management.

He is passionate about building businesses and the New Zealand capital markets, and loves getting away to remote beaches with his family.

The startups:

✔ Kaffelogic - Kaffelogic spreads the joy of roasting your own coffee beans. They combine sophisticated software with elegant design to make the best 100g-batch coffee roasters in the world.

✔ Next Farm - Next Farm is an agritech company based in the deep south of New Zealand that specialises in providing precision water management tools to farmers.

✔ Ubco - UBCO was founded on the idea of a Utility Electric Vehicle (UEV) that would transform the way people ride, work and play. Since it was founded in 2015, UBCO has evolved into a digitally connected UEV platform including on and off road transport (2×2), portable power, accessories, and cloud-based software.

✔ Chapter 2 - CHAPTER2 is a designed and developed in New Zealand carbon fibre performance road bike brand.

✔ Debt Blocker - Debt Blocker is a social enterprise to help people take responsibility for their borrowing, avoid taking on debt they can’t afford, and to help lenders better identify vulnerable borrowers and those at high risk of defaulting on their loans.

✔ Happy Moose - Happy Moose is an innovative printing company that has printed for customers like electronic commerce giant Amazon.

✔ Peekavu - Peekavu brings Augmented Reality (AR) to your mobile device like never before. Just open the App, scan an image that carries the Peekavu logo and away you go.

✔ Manufacturing Mate - Manufacturing Mate is the first ever SaaS platform that connects people with ideas to the steel supply chain. The platform combines a database of manufacturers (including their capabilities), engineers & designers and provides unique proprietary tools to translate universal 3D CAD models into machine code for CNC processing. Supplementing the CNC tools is a cloud based ERP system which manages the supply and quality assurance of files & parts with web based 3d model previews.

✔ Kitt - Your Real Estate Investments on Autopilot


Earlier Event: February 28
Dunedin BA5 Strategic Play
Later Event: March 5
ANZ Biz Start Series