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Online: Kiwi Founder Stories with Ezel Kokcu | Founder @ Passphere, Non Stop Tix & Co-Founder @ Area360
April 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm| Free
KIWI LANDING PAD PRESENTS:
To continue the momentum of our Sales & Marketing Jam Series, we’ve listened to your feedback and bring you the next session in our Kiwi Founder Series. The aim is to continue the conversation and bring you awesome people in market who are ‘doing it’ in a simple ‘crowdcast format‘ that allows access to targeted knowledge sharing without taking too much time out of your busy day.
Ask your burning questions, upvote questions you want to see answered, take part in polls and chat with the community while you listen. This is another of those ‘what you put in is what you get out’ type scenarios. We bring you the people; you ask what you want to know.
Join us online Wednesday April 26th @ 10am NZT to hear from Ezel Kokcu – Founder of Passphere & Co-Founder of Area360.
Tune in, or catch up later, we bring you a digestible format that you can listen to whilst at your desk working, or come back and watch the recording later.
SPEAKER BIO: EZEL KOKCU | FOUNDER @ Passphere
Continuing her journey, Ezel has now Co-Founded the event and analytics platform, Passphere that successfully secured investment October 2016 and will see a product launched late 2017 with a core team of 5. Passphere’s initial launch will be in New Zealand with quick movements overseas soon after.
Ezel has a passion for entrepreneurship that was formed at a young age. Ezel spent 3 months travelling around Turkey teaching English in schools for underprivileged children. She then returned to New Zealand to begin working on a degree in Computer Science at Victoria University. While studying, Ezel was involved in a start-up doing social and digital marketing that sparked a passion in starting and growing businesses. Shortly after, starting the discovery and exploration app that disrupted the Museum and Cultural market, STQRY. As Co-Founder of STQRY, Ezel’s ideas and narratives help to guide and shape the business every day.
3 years on, STQRY is now known as Area360 and are shaping the way visitors and organizations engage and share stories on a daily basis. With capital backing from one of the most reputable Venture Capital firms in the United States, Area360 were able to raise $5.5M in funds and are now developing and selling in over 4 countries to over 500 organizations worldwide. The team in New Zealand has grown to 35 and 7 in the United States.
Ezel then decided to move full time in her next venture as Co-Founder of Wellington-based Ticketing startup, Non-Stop Tix. After 18 months of operation, the company was sold to a New Zealand-based private investor.
HOST: SIAN SIMPSON | Global Community Manager @ Kiwi Landing Pad
Kiwi Landing Pad (KLP) was established in 2011 to help New Zealand high growth technology companies expand into the US market. KLP is a rapidly growing community created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.