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Lightning Lab Manufacturing / 31 Days And Counting

Lightning Lab Manufacturing – Week 8 Update

With Demo Day on the horizon, the teams turn their attention towards pitching and how best to communicate their value proposition and product/market fit to the investment community.

Register Your Interest for LLM Demo Day on November 19
Are you a qualified investor? Attend the Lightning Lab Manufacturing Demo Day on Thursday, November 19 and be the first to establish a relationship with these unique companies.

Spreading the Word in Taipei

Lightning Lab Manufacturing goes beyond NZ borders. Programme Director Shawn O’Keefe traveled to Taiwan last week to represent Lightning Lab Manufacturing at the first-ever MOSA founders conference in Taipei. Whether speaking on a panel session, meeting the organisers behind hardware acceleration programmes such as HAX and the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, or visiting with investors and manufacturers such as Pegatron, the trip strengthened the partner city relationship between Wellington and Taipei and revealed numerous opportunities for our ventures.

Startup Of The Week: Kine6
Each week we profile a venture from Lightning Lab Manufacturing

The technical challenges that camera operators face around holding focus through a complex shot can lead to many takes or else artistic compromises. Kine6 founders Sean Snyders and Richard Nimmo are taking motion capture technology developed for the giants of the film industry and adapting it to solve the problems of independent filmmakers and cinematographers. The Kine6 focus system gives filmmakers perfect focus every time, with the benefit of increased speed and reduced number of takes. This cost and competitive edge comes hand-in-hand with the capability to control complex transitions in focus with utter reliability – expanding the artistic options for both camera operator and director. Discover more about Kine6 »

In the Lab
Special thanks to all who have shared their knowledge over the past week: Anna Guenther (PledgeMe) for sharing crowdfunding dos and don’ts, Glenn Andert (Creative HQ) and Brett Holland (Creative HQ) on preparing for investment, Amanda Santos (StratAspire) regarding sales strategy, Josie Adlam ( on communicating your value prop, and advising from Emma Clemence (EY) and Nick Murphy (EY). We’ve also been fortunate to host a special group from MBIE, Melissa Middleton (ANZ) and many more guests over the past week.

Dave Allison (Angel HQ), Laura Reitel (Creative HQ), an investor readiness workshop from programme sponsor EY and much more ahead. Interested in meeting and mentoring the startups in Lightning Lab Manufacturing? Give us a shout »

We look forward to sharing more as things progress!

Team Lightning Lab Manufacturing


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