Startup Breakfast Club: Building a Successful Team

Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Breakfast Club – powered by MYOB and sponsored by DHL – is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you’ll find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your venture forward.

This month, we’ll be looking at how to build your startup dream team.  What key attributes do you need to have on your team? Should you worry about organisational structure? How do you kick off with a winning team culture?  What must you never do? How do you keep the vision true, engaging, and powerful as you scale?  

Successful solo-founder startups are extremely rare so come along to the next Startup Breakfast Club and learn how to build your dream team!

There’ll be free flowing coffee and breakfast as usual, so secure your spot to this FREE event today. 

The Startup Breakfast Club is always sold out in advance, so register early to make sure you don’t miss out. Register by Wednesday 30th of October

About Speakers

Marie Johnson // Co-founder

Culture by Design

Before co-founding Culture by Design in 2016, Marie came from a background largely in HR and organisational development in both the public and private sectors in Christchurch, and has also worked in the US, UK, China and Australia. Marie’s rare combination of structure and creativity means that her strengths are in the design side of the business.

Also an accomplished facilitator, Marie is accredited in a range of team and individual development tools and methodologies, and is most content when designing and/or applying tools and solutions for clients which are simple, practical and customised to the specific needs of each organisation and its culture.

Marie is also a dog-nut and currently has 9 (yes 9!) fur-kids in the backyard.

Vanessa O'Brien // Communications & Marketing Manager


Vanessa is a former reporter with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism who now works for the dark side of media (communications and marketing). She based in Israel as a foreign correspondent covering politics, business and finance, and fell in love with the Tel Aviv tech start-up world.

Vanessa now works for Orbica, a Christchurch-based high-growth geospatial technology company in its third year of business. Her role is varied, but the prime skill that she brings to the team is her ability to take highly technical concepts and translate them into every day, easily understandable language.

PS. While this event will always be free, we only distribute a select number of tickets. So, if you think you might not make it, please do NOT book.

See you there!