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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT KICK START
"I would like to say a big thanks for running KICK START and for allowing me to participate in it.
I have found it very useful, and have told friends and family about it already."
"Startup Queenstown Lakes has been integral to progress my business idea into a full fledged business plan ready to take to the market
KICK START has been a great catalyst - anyone wanting to develop a business plan or simply wants to learn more about business should do this course"
"KICK START has been beyond beneficial for me and a big party of the foundation of my business.
It has allowed me to become more adaptable with all angles of my business and has given me more confidence within myself and my business venture"
Startup Queenstown Lakes was established to drive innovation in our region, by fostering a startup ecosystem.
Startup Queenstown Lakes is a charitable trust established in 2018 to bring together founders, investors, changemakers, and citizens in an effort to address the need for economic diversity and resilience, via a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem made up of knowledge and innovative sector businesses.
We are a catalyst and champion for the startup, innovation, and technology community. We know that knowledge and innovation sector startups are a critical element to this region to achieve economic diversity, enhance productivity and strengthen the resilience of our communities.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
No more excuses - we're here to help you get STARTED.
Olivia joined the team in February 2020, she is a passionate promoter of the region for being an ideal place to have a tech community - and her day-to-day job is to foster and grow the local Startup ecosystem.
Olivia’s background is in Legal Tech - having most recently been an executive in a Legal Tech Startup for several years. Prior to that, Olivia was a Lawyer, her career included working in Civil Litigation and In-House Banking in Singapore.
Marco has first-hand experience when it comes to turning a passion into a business, now he wants to help others do the same.
Marco Dingemans took a step back from corporate life back in 2016, following a move from the UK to Arrowtown. It led to a natural opportunity to leverage his past business experience with a growing passion as part of the lifestyle change.
Jinene’srole is to assist entrepreneurs, aspiring business owners, and those in the innovation/tech space.
Jinene moved to Wanaka in 2019, following a successful 25 years career in the IT and telecom industry in Australia. It’s a homecoming for her, whose family dates back five generations within the Otago region.
ARE YOU READY?
We can't wait to help you turn your dream business into a REALITY!