Electrify Aotearoa – a rallying call for women startup founders

30 August 2021

Women will start, shape, and build the future of Aotearoa industry, but change needs to come faster.

  • Electrify Aotearoa

That’s the rallying call for Electrify Aotearoa, an all-day national conference taking place in Christchurch, early next year.  

Spearheaded by Ministry of Awesome and Blackbird Ventures, the event brings together Aotearoa’s leading founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and early-stage startups for a day of inspiration, strategy, and connection.

The University of Canterbury Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) is excited to partner with Electrify Aotearoa to support an increase in women entrepreneurs. At present only 20 percent of high growth startup businesses have women founders and this is our opportunity to play a role in changing that.

Acting UCE Director, Liz Foxwell-Canning says this event will serve as inspiration to everyone who wants to strike out and start up a business

“UCE is delighted to support this exciting event; the success of our female founders and high growth innovators is absolutely worthy of celebration and we are fortunate to have the foresight of the talented network in Otautahi Christchurch to deliver this event,” said Foxwell-Canning.

The one-day event held at the Isaac Theatre Royal will feature guest speakers for all walks of life and business backgrounds, including Theresa Gattung co-founder of My Food Bag and former Telecom CEO; and Sharesies co-founder Brooke Roberts to name just two of the amazing women presenters.

For further information, visit www.electrifyaotearoa.co.nz