We are stoked to kick off the first Coffee and Jam session of 2020 with no other than Lighting Lab. Lightning Lab Tourism is a three-month business acceleration programme focused on building a sustainable innovation ecosystem for the future of tourism in New Zealand.
Speaker 1. UCE Summer Startup programme
The UCE Summer Startup programme is a 10-week programme to help students progress their business venture. Students participate in workshops, network and build relationships, pitch their venture at events and develop their idea or venture into a feasible and scalable business or social enterprise.
Speaker 1. Aaron Power
Aaron is an experienced innovation practitioner who is well-versed in a variety of creative methodologies; from Design Thinking, Lean Startup Methodology and Agile, applied throughout the startup, corporate, education and government sectors. This combination has enabled Aaron to flourish as a project lead, facilitator and team member across multiple initiatives.
Since joining Creative HQ in 2016, Aaron has undertaken a variety of roles and responsibilities from across the organization, such as;
Programme Manager - Lightning Lab Tourism 2020;
Accelerator Coach - Lighting Lab Tourism 2019, KFA 3.0 & Govtech 2019;
Programme Manager - Venture Up 2018 & 2019;
Accelerator Participant - Lighting Lab Govtech 2018.
Prior to joining Creative HQ, Aaron was an Industrial Designer, a profession rich in ambiguity that has honed his creative and customer-centric mind and skillset. During this time he designed a variety of products and services from furniture to waste minimisation programmes. Outside of Aaron’s professional practice, he has volunteered within a number of community-based events such as Startup Weekend.