As part of the recent Geeks on a Plane (GOAP) tour of New Zealand, some of our best and brightest startups pitched in rapid succession to the Geeks and the local community in Icehouse’s “Rocket Pitch” event.
Kiwi Landing Pad was pleased to sponsor the event with three prizes of complimentary time at Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco. The winners;
• Outpost Central: Real-time water monitoring system.
• EcoFibre: Carbon fibre alternative manufactured from flax.
• Klickex: Low-cost foreign exchange service.
Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to seeing you in San Francisco some time in 2013 !
GOAP, lead by 500 startups brings together investors and industry commentators from Silicon Valley to travel to countries around the world, meeting with entrepreneurs and trying to better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist.
The event was a fantastic opportunity for Kiwi startups to test their business ideas with people who spend their time evaluating hundred’s of pitches and business plans in the heart of entrepreneurialism – San Francisco Bay Area.
To watch video of the pitches plus interviews with the Geeks, head to Icehouse’s You Tube channel here.
Press round- up of the Geeks trip;
New Zealand Herald – Geeks on a Plane find vibrant entrepreneur environment here
Techcunch interview with Sir Ray Avery – You’ve got 30,000 days to live.. Reverse engineer your life to make them count
Pop17 - New Zealand the new source of technology and innovation
Techcrunch – Punching above their weight: opportunity and challenges for kiwi start ups
Idealog – Geeks on a Plane help kiwis take off to San Francisco
Radio NZ – Geeks on a Plane
Kiwi Landing Pad
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