Startup Breakfast Club: The Importance of Telling Your Story


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Ministry of Awesome's STARTUP BREAKFAST CLUB powered by MYOB is made for all you budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in Christchurch. This is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you will find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your business forward. 

At our next Breakfast Club, we’ll be exploring the importance of telling your story – how you can formulate your pitch to best tell and reflect your business idea. With the help of our panelists, we’ll take you through the process of developing your elevator pitch, right through to gaining total clarity for your value proposition and relevance.

We’ll be joined by Michael Philpott, Co-Founder of Smart & Wise, Gerald Carter, Chair of Canterbury Angels, and Margaret Pickering, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Stickmen Media, who'll all be sharing their advice and experience.

Thanks to our friends at MYOB there will be breakfast treats to keep your brain and tummy wide awake, and our friends at The Sailors Son will provide free-flowing coffee. It's an absolutely FREE event, so claim your spot by registering now!

You won't want to miss this great opportunity to network with like-minded entrepreneurs and to learn from industry veterans who have been through the start-up process and can help you along your journey.

Register here by April 3rd to secure a position. 




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Michael Philpott

Michael is the Co-Founder of Smart & Wise – a consultancy which offers change management and training services. He has worked with executives, academics and students from Antarctica New Zealand, Wynn Williams, Victoria University, and several Christchurch start-ups. He also serves as the Speaker Coach for TedXChch, helping people share their amazing stories.


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Gerald Carter

Gerald’s broad industry experience covers innovation, recognition, and development of opportunities, business development, financial management, market strategy and analysis, architecture, project management, feasibility analysis, and property development. He thrives on the excitement and challenge of strategising a project to completion. Gerald is the current CEO of Fullerton Markets, Asia’s fastest growing brokerage firm.


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Margaret Pickering

In 2012, Margaret co-founded Stickmen Media, an app and video games development company, creating solutions for PC, mobile and console as well as for VR, AR, hardware integration and more. Stickmen was a finalist in the 2015 Champion Canterbury Awards and the New Zealand Innovation Awards. Also, in 2015, Margaret co-founded M-Tech Games, a start-up using the technical knowledge and expertise gained from Stickmen’s experience to create VR solutions for rehabilitation.