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Lightning Lab Manufacturing – It Takes A Village

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow” – Albert Einstein

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42 Days Until Demo Day
Mark your calendars! The first-ever Lightning Lab Manufacturing Demo Day will occur on Thursday, 19 November. Are you an investor interested in participating? Contact us for additional details on how you can make NZ acceleration work for you. Missed our previous updates? Check out one, two and three.

Making Connections
We’ve been proud to host a number of influential individuals and groups this week. Richard Cutfield (phil&teds) visited the space, along with members of the Technology Valley Group and Powerhouse Ventures. We were very pleased to have supporters ANZ and Grow Wellington both visit us again, with members from Grow Wellington taking one of The Misprint Co.’s bins to start using in their office. It was also a pleasure to host Simon Moor’s (Rightway) breakfast seminar in the space.

LLM at Lean 15
The Lean 15 conference kicked off with a bang in Wellington this week, with three days of keynote speakers and intensive workshops happening at the Michael Fowler Centre. Our very own Lightning Lab Manufacturing mentors Nick Gerritsen (Crisp Start) and Glenn Andert (Creative HQ) held keynote talks and workshops at the event, and our ventures pitched their products to attendees at Tuesday evening’s Innovation Village.

Startup of the Week
Each week we profile a venture in Lightning Lab Manufacturing

organic dynamic

Organic Dynamic‘s wooden surf boards stem from founders Jack Candlish and Claudia Pommers love of surfing. Both successful industrial designers, Jack and Claudia believed that surfboards should be as environmentally authentic as the sport. Commonly, surfboards are made from toxic materials which are hazardous to the shaper and the environment, have a short life expectancy as a surfboard, and then last forever in landfill. By mashing up digital manufacturing techniques with some design secrets from the days when aircraft were made of wood, Organic Dynamic can make a wooden surfboard that is only a few hundred grams heavier than a top end foam board, and is stronger and more durable. Interested in helping this startup? Let us know.

In The Press
A fantastic feature in Idealog went out Friday – the first time our ventures have been profiled in more detail.

Upcoming In The Lab
A special visit from MBIE, a startup strategy workshop with Richard Smith (Shedlight), a sales workshop with Glenn Andert (Creative HQ), and crowdfunding dos and don’ts with Anna Guenther (PledgeMe) are just a few of the exciting events we have planned for the coming week.

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Thanks again to all the sponsors, mentors and partners who give this amazing programme such wonderful support – we look forward to sharing more as they journey continues!

Best regards,
Team Lightning Lab Manufacturing


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