Supply Chain and Building Global Hardware Companies
A panel from supply chain and hardware experts will discuss the biggest challenges faced by NZ companies exporting and importing goods. Hear their experiences and tips and tricks to building global hardware companies successfully from New Zealand.
Panel members include:
Steve Saunders - Co-founder and CEO of Robotics Plus
Niamh Given - WNT Ventures Investment Manager
Sean Molloy - Founder and Director at Avertana and Director at Zincovery
Michael Woffindin - Founder and CEO of HairSense, an Auckland hardware startup. HairSense is reinventing how people get haircuts with an AI device that will give you your favourite salon-quality haircut with robotic precision. The startup received $1m in investment earlier in 2021 through WNT Ventures. It is commercialising technology developed in Michael's garage over the previous 5 years. The startup is working on its latest prototype and looks forward to showing off its haircuts in a few months. Once perfected, the Auckland-built hardware device and a machine-learning software will automate the haircutting process. Michaels background prior to founding the company is in software and economics."
After the session there will be an opportunity for networking over drinks.