Entrepreneur in Residence

Book a free session with a leading entrepreneur to take your venture idea further!

This is your opportunity to speak directly to Kiwi entrepreneurs who are changing the world, and gain an experienced mentor in the process!

 

Steve Outtrim

Entrepreneur in Residence

Steve created the original Australasian “Dot Com” company Sausage Software (IPO 1996) and became the youngest ever CEO of a listed company. He also co-founded Urbanise (IPO 2014) and Aussie Bodies (acquired 2004). Steve recently returned to NZ from Silicon Valley and is passionate about developing Kiwi innovation, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

Steve is available to all staff and students at The University of Auckland, every Monday from 11am-1pm, for a free 25-minute conversation at Unleash Space. Booking is essential, please book here. 

 

Ken Erskine

Ken Erskine was a Director at the ICEHOUSE for six years, in which time he ran their startup business which included an incubator, the ICE Angels investment network and what is now the Flux business accelerator. Ken is now a Principal Partner at a new venture investment fund called Matū.

In 2018, he ran the Venture Lab incubator for the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at The University of Auckland, and now acts as the interim Associate Director of the CIE.

Ken has strong entrepreneurial skills in business planning, leadership, venture capital, start-ups, marketing, and sales, and he is more than willing to answer any questions about your venture, provide advice, or get you started on a business idea!

Ken is available to all staff and students at The University of Auckland from February to August 2019, every Monday from 10:30 am to 12 pm, for a free 25-minute conversation at Unleash Space. Booking is essential, please book here