Techweek 18: Launch Taranaki Dragons Den


Come and see angel investing in action and learn how to fund and grow your business in a fun and educational environment! The Dragon’s Den is an opportunity to learn more about funding your business ideas and Angel investing and is proudly sponsored by Launch Taranaki. Witness a live event loosely based on the famous UK TV series Dragons Den and the US version Shark Tank. Students will give a 10 minute pitch that outlines their business idea and ask for funding from investors in return for a share of the company. A panel of experienced Angel investors will have Monopoly money to invest and will negotiate with the entrepreneur for a share of the company. Angel investors typically fund companies that have the potential to scale, and are an important source of early stage funds and experience for early-stage tech companies. Experienced Angel investors will be available to answer your questions. A Gold Coin donation is appreciated to support the Pukekura Education Trust. Please register to attend. Information for students: The Dragon’s Den is an opportunity for students to receive coaching and pitch a business idea to a group of Angel investors with an emphasis on supporting young entrepreneurs in a fun, interactive environment. The winning pitch will receive a cash prize of $500 and the runner up $250. The aim is to give students experience developing an investment pitch, and the skills and confidence to present to potential investors. Launch Taranaki will provide guidance on content and coaching on pitch delivery. If you are a student wishing to pitch your business idea please contact Launch Taranaki at

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Physical Address

390 Devon St. East, New Plymouth, Taranaki




All Ages


Sat 19 May, 3:15 p.m.

The Devon Hotel & Conference Centre, New Plymouth, Taranaki

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