Seven Companies to Pitch to Investors

Next Friday is the first pitch event for WWIN (Wanaka & Wakatipu Investment Network), taking place the morning of Tourism Tech Expo 2019 at Queenstown Memorial Centre.

Seven companies in the tourism tech space will be giving their pitch presentation, showcasing their business model and market opportunity.

If you haven’t booked a ticket yet, please do so.

Meet the 7 companies who are pitching

The morning investor session is going to be a blast. 6 companies have signed up to pitch, all of whom are in different stages of the business.

(New Plymouth, NZ) Yonder is an AI-powered platform that gives tourism operators a digital assistant to shorten customer response times, improve staff productivity, and win more bookings.

(Queenstown, NZ) Last Spot is a new startup launching at Tourism Tech Expo. Last Spot offers last-minute deals on tourism, hospitality and leisure experiences featuring a drop-auction pricing model.

(Auckland, NZ) Map My Audience specialises in delivering successful digital marketing campaigns and solutions using precise customer mobile location data to map, target and measure interactions with potential customers.

(Queenstown, NZ) Planit BNB provides a booking and recommendations platform for short-term accommodation hosts to deliver exceptional experiences. The company gives hosts a curated, free itinerary planning service to their holiday home guests.

(Dunedin, NZ) Look After Me is a premium homestay network that is announcing a pivot and new business model at Tourism Tech Expo. They are morphing into a tours, events and accommodation company, using the shared access economy to provide curated and authentic locals-connected experiences for visitors.

(Brisbane, AU) Anti Ordinary had designed a beanie that is as safe as a helmet, providing ski and snowboard enthusiasts a more comfortable, stylish option for being safe on the slopes.

(Rotorua, NZ) Flow2b is an SaaS ERP system that acts as all-in-one business platform which will be able to run any business process. The company can help any small and medium tourism business to be organized and efficient by automating their processes and connecting businesses with their vendors and customers on one unified flexible business platform

What to expect at the pitch session

The Expo morning kicks off at 9 a.m. with an iwi welcome followed by our pitch session. Arrive after 8:30 a.m. to register and get a coffee.

Each founder will have 7 uninterrupted minutes to pitch to the investor audience followed by an 8 minute Q&A session with a panel. Chatham House rules apply.

Following the pitch, you will have an opportunity to review and rate the company and provide feedback to help them improve their business model and story.

After the pitches are complete, there will be a time for you to connect with each of the founders and have one-on-one conversation.

Meet our featured panel of Investors

To keep things running smoothly, we have 3 experienced investors who serve as a panel with mic to ask questions during the public pitch portion.

Paul Claridge
Christchurch, NZ
Chair, Canterbury Angels
Charlie James
Wanaka, NZ
Chair, Flying Kiwi Angels
David Wallace
Auckland, NZ
Joint Managing Director, Armillary Private Capital

What your investor ticket includes

Each tickets is $99 for the day-long event and includes:

  • Morning tea
  • Access to investor pitch session
  • Lunch
  • Access to afternoon demo event featuring 18 companies
  • Access to all presentations and learning sessions
  • Social hour and canapes at the end of the day
  • Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Please use discount code WWINVESTOR to receive 30% off your advanced purchase ticket. You can also bring a guest for just $40 more.