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Tue, 16 May



Amp It Up - Pitch Night

Our Amp It Up cohort has been working hard over the last 8 weeks, and this event will see them pitch their business ideas, with the chance to win a share of the $5,000 prize money!

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Amp It Up - Pitch Night
Amp It Up - Pitch Night

Time & Location

16 May 2023, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taupō, 38 Roberts Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

About the Event

Get ready to witness an explosion of innovation and creativity as Amplify presents our Amp It Up Pitch Night!

Since March, 16 local businesses have been attending weekly sessions, learning all about business fundamentals such as branding, target markets, financials, legal, and more. Now, they are all set to pitch their ideas and showcase the skills they have gained over the past few months.

The lineup includes:

Fleur Wolstenholme - Treat NZ

Karah Tupuola - Simple Bakes Taupo

Lilith Howe & Hare Rewi - Positive Kairbration

Ashleigh Carlson - The Tanning Co.

Toby & William - TW Industries

Larissa Alofa - LA Safety

Steph Paul - Lovebrows Inc

Vicky Rice - Great Lake Stays

Kirsty Ireton - Creatifly

Jane Smith - Jane Smith Florals

Gabriel Vessey - The Body Bakery

Louise & Ben Toulmin - Neuzi

Gemma Bowman - Art Therapy NZ

Holly Spooner - Houndstooth Interiors

Lee Tahere - Kinloch Honey

Devon Garmonsway - Iwi Construction

To make things even more exciting, we have some amazing prize money up for grabs! First place will receive $3,500, second place $1,000, and third place $500. This money will go towards helping these businesses achieve their growth aspirations.

Our panel of judges includes some of the brightest minds in the business world. We have Rick Keehan, CEO of Amplify, Catie Noble, Owner of Upward, and Daniel Britten, Director of Strettons. 

This event is not just about the pitches, it's about celebrating the hard work and dedication of our cohort. We will be bringing together the local business community, family, and friends for an unforgettable evening.

We are thrilled to offer a limited number of tickets to the public. If you are excited about supporting local businesses and want to be part of this incredible event, RSVP now and Katherine will be in touch to confirm your spot. 

The doors open at 5pm, with the pitches starting at 5.30pm. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to witness some of the most promising businesses in our region take the stage!

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