Startup Breakfast Club

Wed 23 May 7:15 — 8:45am

Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ministry of Awesome's STARTUP BREAKFAST CLUB powered by MYOB is made for all you budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in Christchurch
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At our next Breakfast Club, we’ll explore the power of exponential technology and discuss how local start-ups can harness their power to succeed. With guidance from our panelists, we’ll take a look at blockchain and e-commerce, the reality of artificial intelligence, and the fascinating world of robotics.

We’ll be joined by:

Ben Reid, Executive Director of AI Forum NZ and Keran McKenzie, Futurist-in- Residence at MYOB and James Robertson, Founder and CTO at Invert Robotics. 

Thanks to our friends at MYOB there will be breakfast treats to keep your brain and tummy wide awake, and our friends at The Sailors Son will provide free-flowing coffee. It's an absolutely FREE event, so claim your spot by registering now!

You won't want to miss this great opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and to learn from industry veterans who have been through the start-up process and can help you along your journey.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Breakfast


Ben heads up the AI Forum of New Zealand -As the Founder of Memia , Ben is an experienced strategy advisor with a deep industry background in software development and ICT architecture. He works with a wide range of organisations spanning multinational software companies, government agencies, and startups, bringing clear thinking to the fast-moving intersection of business and technology.
James Robertson is the founder and CTO of Invert Robotics, a Christchurch based company now branching all over the world with their climbing robot platform. James studied Mechatronics Engineering at UC and was involved with the entre entrepreneurship program. Through this he was introduced to UC's R&I department and Powerhouse Ventures, a local business incubator. Together they combined technology, capital and a whole heap of effort to create Invert Robotics. Throughout this journey James has become experienced at listening to and working with customers, researching markets, building business cases, raising capital, building great technology and most importantly delivering world leading solutions that are valuable to clients.
Keran is the Futurist-in- Residence at MYOB, and is dedicated to helping businesses achieve
success by embracing new ideas and new technologies. His previous career spans a
number of senior management positions within the tech and telecommunications sectors,
driving API and add-on ecosystems as well as cloud technology. Keran is an engaging
speaker who frequently talks on how artificial intelligence, blockchain and automation are
revolutionising the face of business.
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