Special invitation to local Entrepreneurs & Businesses from the Hutt Region

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The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with Callaghan Innovation to bring you ‘Inspiring Innovation’, shedding light on Kiwi businesses who have pushed boundaries and challenged the status quo to create new and smarter ways of doing things.

Discover the services and resources they used to skyrocket their success and how you can use them too.  Callaghan Innovation is dedicated to activating innovation and accelerating growth for hi-tech New Zealand businesses. They partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes and have a plethora of experts throughout their national and international networks.  We’re bringing you a whole panel of their entrepreneurial customers to pass on their knowledge and inspire your next steps.


Not only will you find out what it takes to get your ideas off the ground, you’ll hear it from businesses who have been there and done it already.

The event will be held at the Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt, one of Callaghan Innovation’s R&D facilities. CEO of Callaghan Innovation, Vic Crone, will fill you in on some of the neat initiatives they lead as New Zealand’s innovation agency, which are relevant to both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. You’ll also hear from the Manager of Gracefield Innovation Quarter (GIQ) development programme, Johnny Priestly, who will outline the plans for the future of Gracefield and its specialist facilities.


The evening will kick off with networking over food and refreshments and will wrap up with a Q&A session following the presentations.  


Callaghan Innovation’s Whakatauaki (guiding proverb) is ‘Rukuhia te wahi ngaro, hei maunga tatai whetu’, which translates to “Explore the unknown, pursue excellence.” Join us this Entrepreneur Day to do exactly that.



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Event Information

Date:   Wednesday 21st August, 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Where:   Callaghan Innovation, Alan MacDiarmid Centre, Gracefield Innovation Quarter, 69 Gracefield Road, Gracefield, Lower Hutt
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Fee:   Members Free to attend (enter CHAMBER when registering to receive this discount) Non-Members $40 +GST
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