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ON : Creating tomorrow, today.

Welcome to ON, a full-day conference filled with entrepreneurs, tech-focused panels, interactive expos and tech-prizes to be won by all.

What's it all about?

Welcome to ON: futures in tech, a full day event featuring entrepreneurs, tech-focused panels, interactive expos and prizes to be won by all.

Thanks to our incredible partners, we're doing things a bit different. If you're a student in secondary or tertiary education, you can get tickets (normally $179) 100% FREE! Simply get your education provider to get in touch with our event organizers or keep an eye on the Niesh app to grab your 100% discount code!

With one unifying event that brings together seasoned experts and upcoming innovators, ON showcases the abundance of opportunities in tech and shows how simple it can be to dive in.

Throughout the day you can expect teachings from business people who’ve already made the mistakes, real talks from entrepreneurs that are currently living the hustle and have your say on what businesses you’d like to see come to life in the future.

We’re strong believers in doing not just saying, that’s why we’ve opened the main stage to three hard working startups who’ll compete in our event highlight, ON: Pitch. This isn’t your ordinary pitching competition, these three teams will present to not only our judges but the audience and ultimately it will be you, the attendees, who will decide which team will walk away with our ultimate start up package. The winning team will walk away with over $50,000 worth of business necessities to make their pitch a reality.

Find out more about our partners, sponsors and guests who are joining us as we start a movement of innovation in NZ. Stay tuned and be part of our movement this May.

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Victory Convention Centre, Auditorium, 98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Monday 20 May
8:30am - 3:15pm

Free event
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Alexia Hilbertidou

Founder & Director of GirlBoss New Zealand

Alexia is 19-years-old and has established GirlBoss New Zealand, an organisation which encourages young women to embrace STEM, Entrepreneurship and higher leadership. Alexia has spoken to over 30,000 New Zealanders about Gender Equity, Gen Z Mindset, STEM, and the future of work.

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Te Aroha Grace

Chief Innovation Officer & General Manager of Culture & Identity

Te Aroha Morehu is a descendant of his Tribe, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, and his whakapapa or genealogy connects him to the greater tribe all the way to the north. He is excited to be using leading edge technology to tell meaningful stories.

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Mikayla Stokes

Mikayla is a first year engineering student with a passion for robotics and inventing. In 2016 and 2018, she won the ASB brightsparks overall female award for her pollution sensor and her automated, smartphone controlled, vertical garden.

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Taj Pabari

Founder & CEO

Taj is an eighteen-year-old Founder and CEO of Australasia’s Largest Youth Entrepreneurship provider, Fiftysix Creations. He founded his company at the age of 14 and has educated over 50,000 Australian students since establishment. In 2017 he was named Young Australian of the Year for Queensland.

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Maru Nihoniho

Managing Director and Game producer/designer

Maru, is the managing director, game producer and designer at Metia Interactive (an award-winning game design studio she founded). She pushes the possibilities of what can be achieved through games and was named Forbes’ Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018.

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Ezel Kokcu

Founding Director & Entrepreneur

Ezel has co-founded and sold two tech businesses and in 2018 was named entrepreneur in residence at Te Papa. In October 2016, Ezel launched Passphere a bespoke ticketing management system and at just 25, she was named as a Women of Influence finalist.

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Siân Simpson

Director of Community

Sian's grown the NZ startup community at Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco to 6,000 in 4 years making a bridge between NZ & the USA for innovative Kiwi technologists who dream of exporting overseas. Also BNZ’s ambassador for Tech and Digital, & won the New Zealand Global Women of Influence in 2017.

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