Spark Launch 2008 – 13th March

You are invited to the

Spark is The University of Auckland Entrepreneurship Challenge

and will provide you with the skills, resources and environment

to turn your entrepreneurial aspirations into a reality.

Thursday 13th March 2008
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Level 1, Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Road,

The University of Auckland Followed by networking with drinks and nibbles

Keynote Speaker
Seeby Woodhouse
Founder of Orcon and Green Carbon
Come and hear from one of New Zealand’s most successful young Hi-Tech entrepreneurs, Seeby Woodhouse.
Seeby started Orcon at 24 years old with $100, an old computer and a couple of modems and grew it to be the 4th largest Internet Service Provider in New Zealand. Since inception Seeby has never put in any extra money or equipment from his own pocket and in 2007 sold Orcon for $24.3 million to state-owned network operator Kordia.
Does this sound like you? In 2004 Seeby became Ernst & Young’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and in the same year was awarded New Zealand HiTech Young Achiever, both prestigious awards that recognises his incredible achievements at such a young age.
Since selling Orcon, Seeby has started Green Carbon, a company that focuses on helping business to reduce their carbon footprint by providing advice, carbon offsetting as well as investment in carbon-reducing projects around the world.

Fady Mishriki
Founder & CEO, Powerbyproxi
fady_mishriki_photo.pngFady Mishriki, a recent graduate from The University of Auckland and today the founder and CEO of Powerbyproxi a fast growing start-up based at The ICEHOUSE, will share his inspiring story from Spark runner-up in 2003 to an international deal.
When an under-graduate he founded this company as part of his 4th year Engineering Project and will let you know how you can turn your university studies and research into a company who has a relationship with one of the top 100 US firms.
Just think this could be you! Want to hear from these amazing people and see the exciting initiatives Spark has to offer YOU in 2008 then don’t miss out!

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