Coffee and Jam featuring Lighting Lab Tourism

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. 

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Speaker 1. UCE Summer Startup programme

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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

Innovation Specialist


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.

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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.