Join us this week as we will first hear from Rob Gourdie - the founder of Situate Me about his business and Rosie Spragg from Callaghan Innovation about Scale-Up NZ.
Come along, be inspired, and meet your city's startup and innovation tribe!
More about the speakers
Rob Gourdie (left) // SituateMe
With a background of part-military officer, part-Red Cross operations manager, part-IT product manager; Rob draws on his product management background, and what he witnessed in the Christchurch Earthquake, to find a better way of providing situational awareness for emergency management decision makers.
'Ema', their Emergency Management Assistant is a compassionate, conversational chatbot that provides an immediate and personalised way for citizens to self-report their own welfare situation.
Working in the Disaster Relief space, SituateMe helps emergency managers make better decisions faster, by providing real-time crowdsourced welfare data; and they do it faster andat a larger scale than it’s ever been done before.
Rosie Spragg (right) // Scaleup NZ
Rosie Spragg is the Strategic Platforms & Operations Manager at Callaghan Innovation, the New Zealand Government’s innovation agency. Callaghan Innovation activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand, by providing a single front door to the innovation ecosystem for businesses at all stages of their innovation journey – from start-ups to the most experienced R&D performers.