Spark Lab takes ideas national
Since launching, we’ve heardwhat an awesome source of support, inspiration, mentorship and practical advice Spark Lab has been for those who’ve attended.
For the first time since launching in Auckland two years ago, Spark’s free innovation and ideas workshop, Spark Lab, is going national.
Throughout September and October, the Lab will travel to Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch, following a short series of events in Auckland to launch the tour.
Spark’s head of business customer and marketing Richard Sandford said the company is thrilled to be taking 25 events and 17 speakers on the road around New Zealand.
“Since launching we’ve heard what an awesome source of support, inspiration, mentorship and practical advice Spark Lab has been for those who’ve attended. And since adopting a business focus at the start of this year, and livestreaming the events, we’ve seen that impact shared across New Zealand in truly inspirational ways.
“Taking the Lab to towns that are hubs for regional business across New Zealand is just another step toward our goal of helping as many business people as possible to benefit from these sessions and move closer toward their potential.”
The nationwide tour has been designed to give both established business people and those just starting out, the opportunity to learn from leading New Zealand and international entrepreneurs, innovators and creative thinkers.
The speaker line-up will feature Sir Ray Avery, Google’s Reuben Halper, technologist Rab Heath and Kaila Colbin of Singularity U. Others include innovation mentor Colart Miles, serial start-up founder Will Palmer and Spark Ventures’ newly minted CEO Ed Hyde.
The speaker line-up will vary from place to place, with sessions covering a range of topics that directly impact on business operations and results. There will be both breakfast and after-work events to suit busy schedules. Many of the events will be livestreamed and all will be free and open for anyone to attend, although spaces will be limited.
Those interested will be able to register at sparklabseries.co.nz in the lead up to the events. Spark Lab will be in Hamilton on October 4 atWintec.
Sir Ray Avery