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The Project - in association with Callaghan Innovation - presents two exclusive events with Bill Reichert - a three hour morning Masterclass on Thursday, 25th May and an evening Keynote on Thursday, 1st June. Bill is in Auckland as AUT's inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence and has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, senior executive and Silicon Valley insider. Since co-founding Garage Ventures in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies.

Masterclass: The Art of Scaling Up - Making the Transition from Start-up to Scale-up

Thursday 25 May, 9am-12noonBuy Masterclass Tickets Link

Join us for an interactive Masterclass on how to scale your start-up.

It’s easy to start up a start-up. Thanks to the flourishing of incubators, accelerators, books, courses, videos and blogs, the world has been flooded with wisdom on what it takes to turn your brilliant idea into a start-up company. But it’s really hard to scale-up a company. Once you’ve validated your idea fits a market need, you need new skills, you need a bigger team, you need a different culture. You have to change your mindset. In this three hour interactive Masterclass, Bill will take you through the steps required to make the transition from being a “start-up” to being a “scale-up.”

Keynote: 21st Century Entrepreneurship: Lessons from Silicon Valley

Thursday 1 June, 5:30-7:30pm

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After work inspiration with drinks, nibbles and networking.

The international ecosystem supporting innovation and entrepreneurship has changed dramatically in just the last ten years. As the global hub of venture capital and entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley has also changed. In this session, Bill Reichert, a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, will outline the key changes that entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers need to understand to be successful in this new world.

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Bill Reichert (USA)
GARAGE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since co-founding Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank.

Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

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