Startup Breakfast Club Virtual: Getting your startup through COVID-19

Experts from EY and MYOB will focus on immediate actions startups can take and then show you how to execute those actions. 
It’s a pretty uncertain time and that’s why we’ve pulled together a solid team at our next Startup Breakfast Club where we’re going to show you how to make it through. This will include a quick tour through the following topics:
  • Financial planning: Cash forecasting, burn rate calculations, and scenario planning: With a time of total unknown in front of us, how can a startup mitigate risks?
  • Government support packages, subsidies, and programmes: This is also a rapidly changing landscape. We’ll show you what you qualify for and how to get it.


Getting the support you need at such a sensitive point in time is crucial. So reserve your spot now and tune in on Thursday to learn more!


Important note: due to COVID-19, we are pivoting all our events to virtual until further notice so this event is NOT an in-person meetup. Instead, you will be able to join us in this webinar from your home/office!

Meet your speakers

Liz Foxwell-Canning
Manager of Private Client Advisory @ EY

Liz has spent the last 20 years working with entrepreneurs and owner-managed SMEs in NZ and internationally, helping them set the strategy to take their businesses to the next phase of growth, and navigate the operational challenges along the way. Having run her own consulting practice in the UK prior to moving to New Zealand, her experience spans private and public sector, incubators, start-ups and established businesses across all sectors.

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Wendy Schmidt
Senior Manager @ EY

Wendy is a Chartered Accountant who has spent her 20 year career in New Zealand and overseas, working in large accounting firms and banks.  She’s passionate about governance and serves on two not-for-profit boards. Prior to joining EY 6 months ago, Wendy managed a substantial portfolio of business clients within ASB Bank.  Her particular combination of skills from a practical and technical perspective position her well to offer a broad range of advice to SMEs.

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Krissy Sadler-Bridge 
Marketing Manager @ MYOB

Krissy is based in Christchurch and heads up MYOB’s New Zealand marketing team. She has more than 12 years’ experience developing and executing marketing campaigns across traditional and digital platforms and is passionate about communicating the benefits of new technologies that help businesses succeed. Prior to joining MYOB, Krissy held a number of senior marketing roles at Barclays Wealth and holds a Master of Business Management and Marketing from the University of Bath. 



Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is New Zealand's Innovation Agency. They activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

A representative from Callaghan Innovation will talk about the support that Callaghan provides for startups in response to COVID-19 as well as how to navigate other support packages, subsidies, programmes offered by the government.

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