The initial event held in Oamaru on April 8, 2013 attracted significant interest from general public and media.
We had about 25 people including our distinguished visitors -see below
In Oamaru for an Angel Association New Zealand networking event are (from left) AANZ executive director Suse Reynolds, Otago Angels Ltd network manager Murray Downes, AANZ member Nicolas Erdody, of Oamaru, Seed Co-Investment Fund investment director Chris Twiss and (seated) AANZ chairman Dr Ray Thomson. Photo by Sally Rae, Otago Daily Times.
Media covered the event with articles in the Otago Daily Times on April 2
(“Hopes for North Otago having Angel Investment
“) and April 13
(“Angels aim to help start-ups
“). We also had good coverage from the Oamaru Mail
Erdödy Consultancy Ltd (ECL) is a long term member of AANZ and as such actively promote and participate in Association’s activities since its inception.
Nicolas Erdödy as Venture Capital Manager of an Oamaru based firm was full member of NZVCA between 2005 – 2008. During that period he received and vetted 3,000+ proposals from New Zealand and abroad, investing in early stage ventures and creating world class unique technologies
ECL is currently exploring the feasibility of an angel group in the Waitaki District (including North & Central Otago) and already organised networking functions in Oamaru -as mentioned on April 8 (with AANZ and NZVIF participation), and on June 18, 2013 with a good number of attendees
As consequence of these meetings and subsequent media exposure, ECL was approached by several individuals (being entrepreneurs, ideas people and prospective investors) with a common request: learn more about this “interesting and novel investing model”
We spent several hours with each party discussing the most diverse and innovative ideas and initiatives. So we decided to organise a series of workshops as a way to funnel the interest and create a space where these initiatives can go a step further
These workshops are essentially an “intervention” from an investor point of view.
- Consultancy – specific advice
- Due diligence – on every participant’s project
- Peer review – foster collaboration and team work while discovering synergies and similar interests
- Education – participants will learn specific tools that used for due diligence and to create high-tech, high-growth ventures
In sum, in four hours participants will go with their projects through a professional due diligence.
Check the outline of the different workshops and find which is the right one for you.
Either if you are planning to start or grow a venture or project, or looking for funding or ready for internationalisation, there is a workshop for you.
Check this article at the Otago Daily Times “Start-up seminar sparks interest” about the workshops and their context
Check the schedule for Oamaru and Dunedin and REGISTER NOW