Sarah Ramsay is the Managing Director of Immersion Ventures.
Strategy is her game. Sarah loves getting to the bottom of a business and figuring out what makes their customers tick so she can optimise their marketing strategy and the customer's experience. Most of all, Sarah loves seeing a business grow as a result of the work her team at Immersion.
Sarah is involved in the Dunedin business and not for profit community. She holds several governance roles and regularly mentors students from the University and Polytechnic. She believes Dunedin is one of the best cities in the world and she makes it part of her mission to see it flourish by providing opportunities for Dunedin’s talented future business leaders.
Nigel is a veteran entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of Escea. Since founding Escea in 2002, Nigel has led his company from a fledgling Dunedin startup to become an industry leader in gas fireplaces winning multiple awards, including winning the Deloitte Fast 50 Award three years in a row. Escea continues to proudly manufacture its products right here in Dunedin.
Megan is the Head of College of Te Ohu Ora (Sport, Massage and Occupational Therapy) and supervises postgraduate students. Megan joined Otago Polytechnic at the beginning of 2007.
Megan has a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and is the recipient of a National Award in Excellence in Tertiary Teaching. She is a New Zealand Athletics coach, and well recognised within Otago Sport.
Since December 2016, Robin has held the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean Otago Business School, University of Otago. Robin joined the board in February 2017.
Scott Mason is the Managing Partner for Tax Advisory for Australia and New Zealand, and has 150 tax specialists in his team. He still manages a large client base in Dunedin.
Scott is particularly passionate about education and life-long learning, demonstrated by his role as a lecturer at Otago University, presenting courses for TEO Training, his involvement as investor and director of education start-ups, and his own pursuit of further education through Massey and Otago Universities.
Scott’s other business passion is as an investor, director and supporter of startup companies. He is involved with both the Otago and NZ Angel investors’ networks.
Zoe has a strong background in the media industry. She has worked in game production (PC and mobile), film production (recently released I Survived a Zombie Holocaust), digital media, print media and television over the last fifteen years. She returned to Dunedin from Auckland, drawn by the start-up and tech scene here.
Zoe joined the team at Runaway Play in 2015 as a Senior Producer. Overseeing finances and production across the business, Zoe has had a particular focus on leading the Publishing and Live Operations teams, and developing Runaway's knowledge of marketing and paid User Acquisition. Zoe recently moved to the role of Managing Director, where she oversees Runaway's company vision and business strategies.
Zoe was awarded the 'Future Business Leader' award at the 2014 Obiz Awards.
Specialties: Digital content, screen content, game production, online video, scheduling, events, management, budgeting, negotiating, contracts, development, events, marketing, project management, film production, video production, user acquisition.
Conrad keeps records on behalf of the board, and manages the financial and administrative responsibilities of the trust. Conrad holds a MBA from the University of Otago.
Angus is the Chief Storyteller (Marketing Manager) at Startup Dunedin.
His responsibilities include delivery of the weekly newsletter, running The Distiller, event management and promotion, programme management and promotion and all of Startup Dunedin’s general marketing activities.