Last Runway Event Of The Year 2023!

Our last Runway event of the year is being held in Auckland on the 11th October and features a great line up of speakers, both founders and investors, who will come together to share their stories and experiences:

Speed Dating

This session is always a bit of fun and is a great way for founders to practice their elevator pitch! Each founder gets 3 minutes with an investor before they need to move on! This allows you to meet everyone in the room for a quick chat!

Runway is designed for early stage startups - their founders and CEOs and existing and budding investor directors.

This is a full day of sharing insights, practical advice and experiences with lots of opportunities to get to know each other and make valuable connections. We conclude the day with another opportunity to network and make new friends over a glass of wine.


Wednesday 11th October

9:30am – 6:00pm

Simpson Grierson Offices, Level 27/88 Shortland Street, Auckland

Registration fee includes lunch as well as drinks and nibbles at the conclusion of the day. Doors open at 9:00am to grab a coffee before kick-off at 9:30am

The cost is $90 + GST for founders and $150 + GST for investors. Non- member investors $250

Oct 11, 2023

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (GMT+13)

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Simpson Grierson
Shortland Street
Auckland, New Zealand

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  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AMWelcome
    10:00 AM - 11:25 AMSESSION ONE :: Winning the software investment race
    Building digital products and services requires a heavy investment in creating software IP. That intellectual property is the engine that powers the success of your venture. But the market success of products and services is only half the story.

    The other race is to grow an organisation that can produce competitive software before the money runs out. This race never ends, and so the organisation has to navigate all the uncertainties and opportunities along the way. Roger Ford will explore the five critical success factors to consider when investing in digital products and services.

    Roger Ford

    NZ Software Association

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PMSESSION TWO :: Financial modelling to better inform business decisions
    Startups have to make critical decisions constantly about the direction of their business and the opportunities they pursue or decline to drive the growth they want to achieve. There can be an overload of data points and information supporting the pros and cons of each business decision.

    Financial modelling used effectively can provide insights that help startups with critical business decisions and growth strategies. Fiona Foster from Movac will take us through an interactive session to share tips and tricks she has learned about how to develop a meaningful financial forecast and how to best utilise the data at hand for your business. This session will also be useful for investors who want to scrutinise startup financial models.

    Fiona Foster

    Senior Investment Manager at Movac

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PMLunch
    2:30 PM - 3:50 PMSESSION THREE :: Navigating and managing near failure
    A startup's path to growth and success is never a straight line and is more accurately described as a roller coaster! In every company’s life, there are near misses that need to be navigated without giving up on growth aspirations.

    In this session we will share insights from founders who have experienced everything from speed wobbles to completely crashing out and needing to regroup again as quickly as possible. We will talk about the strategies and tactics they now use to help navigate these times and how investors can best support founders and their teams through those moments.
    3:50 PM - 4:00 PMBreak
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PMSESSION FOUR :: Speed Dating
    This session is always a bit of fun and is a great way for founders to practice their elevator pitch! Although you needn't feel compelled to pitch!! It's totally fine to just get to know the person across the table from you. Each founder gets three minutes with an investor before they need to move on. This allows you to meet everyone in the room for a quick chat!


  • RF

    Roger Ford

    NZ Software Association

  • FF

    Fiona Foster

    Senior Investment Manager at Movac

  • VK

    Vignesh Kumar

    GD1 Services Limited

  • JP

    Jovan Pavlicevic

    Co-founder of SquareOne app limited

  • BR

    Bex Rempel

    CEO of ZeroJet

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Investor Director
Member Price NZ$150
Standard Price NZ$250