Date(s) - 11/07/2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm




Starting a Social Enterprise:
The Story of Squawk Squad, NZ Fastest Growing Social Startup

Squawk Squad wants to make New Zealand the most environmentally engaged country in the world.
Squawk Squad joined ecentre’s Sprint Programme after winning Startup Weekend in November 2016. Team members continued developing their idea using lean startup methodologies, market validation tools and customer profiling. The team quickly realised they were on to something special and worth pursuing. Through a Kickstarter campaign, the team reached their original goal of $20,000 in just 11 days, then went on to top more than $70,000. SquawkSquad has been able to quickly build its backer community and has so far funded 2 projects in Auckland and the Catlins. Come to this lunchtime talk to learn about the up and downs of starting a social enterprise and how the team was able to grow so quickly.

About Squawk Squad:
Social enterprise venture Squawk Squad has tapped into New Zealanders’ passion for conservation. And with their digitally connected traps, they are actively engaging people in the protection of native birdlife and are now New Zealand’s fastest growing social enterprise. Come along to our Lunchbag seminar to hear about their journey so far and where the team is heading next.

Squawk Squad

ecentre business incubator & accelerator hosts this series of lunchtime events:
Expert speakers are chosen with knowledge and experience of the topic to provide insights and to answer questions. The purpose is to inform and support entrepreneurs, business founders and small business owners who are seeking to grow their business.
These sessions also introduce participants to the support available through ecentre investor club, Massey University, ATEED, Callaghan Innovation, local business associations and the Microsoft BizSpark Programme.
Spaces are limited so preference will be given to entrepreneurs exploring a business idea or who have recently started their own business.
Sessions are interactive and participants are encouraged to talk about their own business ideas or new ventures. As there will be opportunities for networking please bring your business cards.
Register today to secure your spot!!!
Join us for a seminar from experts and a lively discussion.
Numbers limited so register your interest here.


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