Startup Breakfast Club: Seed Funding, Grants and R&D Funding

Kia ora everyone, great news - we're back with an IN-PERSON Startup Breakfast Club meet up this month! At this month's event, we will talk about how early-stage startups in NZ can access Seed Funding, Grants and R&D Funding. 

Getting access to funding is not that straightforward - especially if you’re new to the startup journey. That’s why we've prepared a knowledgeable line-up of speakers to guide you through this process. 

First, Joris de Vocht from Callaghan Innovation will speak about what funding and support can be made available from Callaghan and Regional Business Partners Network. Then we’ll hear from Paul Claridge, Chair of Canterbury Angels, who will give you a rundown on what seed fundraising looks like for early-stage companies. Finally, we’ll hear from an early-stage startup who has been through the process themselves. Nick Jackson, CTO of Pyper Vision (previously Limpidity), will take you through the company’s fundraising journey from start to present.

This is a valuable opportunity to learn about early-stage funding alongside like-minded entrepreneurs so make sure you register and come along!

Powered by MYOB, Startup Breakfast Club is ALWAYS sold out in advance so register early to guarantee you don’t miss the opportunity.  Register by Wednesday 23 September. 


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Meet your speakers

Joris de Vocht
Business Advisor @Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Joris has founded and managed a range of businesses varying from lighting to software. Currently, he is a Business Advisor at the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce. He works within the Regional Business Partnership Programme and supports businesses in Christchurch by helping them access resources and connecting them with the right people to help their business grow. Specialising in innovation, Joris has had the privilege to work with businesses on projects ranging from truffles to robotics.

Joris will be speaking about the tools and resources available for businesses through the Regional Business Partnership and Callaghan Innovation.


Paul Claridge
Board Chair @Canterbury Angels

Paul has 30 years of commercial experience across hi-tech companies of varying stages and sizes (start-ups to multi-nationals). Paul is an investor, coach and adviser within the hi-tech ecosystem. Paul has held senior management and executive roles in a range of businesses. He is passionate about helping inspiring Kiwi Tech companies be successful.

Paul will be talking about Seed Funding.


Nick Jackson
CTO @Pyper Vision & Co-Founder @Spout Alternatives

Nick splits his time between two startups. Pyper Vision is on a mission to eliminate fog disruptions at aerodromes, empowering airlines, airports and ATC alike to maintain their revenue, operate on schedule and in safe conditions every time. Spout sells milk, without the plastic waste, in reusable stainless steel kegs to high-volume milk users - milk on tap. He is an engineering graduate from UC with a BE(Hons) and ME in Chemical and Process Engineering. 

Nick will be talking about his experiences in raising money, both with grants and angel investments.


About Startup Breakfast Club

Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Breakfast Club – powered by MYOB – 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.


Important notice:

Under Alert Level 2 we are only allowed a maximum of 100 people in the space in the morning. Guests will be required to sign in upon arrival. If we need to turn you away due to max numbers, please do not be offended. We encourage all our guests on the day to be proactive in maintaining a 1m distance between each other, wearing face masks is encouraged and we will provide this on the morning for attendees. We also encourage hygienic practices during the event and will provide hand sanitiser for attendees to use.

Please do not attend this event if you have: Fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath), returned from overseas in the last 14 days, been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19: (coronavirus) in the last 14 days or feel ill. It is recommended you only attend this event if you have been vaccinated against influenza this season