How does it work?
Each host will welcome up to 8 female entrepreneurs to their home (yes that’s right their real home) to share with them their experience, knowledge and network in an inclusive and authentic environment.
How are the hosts chosen?
Hosts are chosen from among top business leaders in the city. Many of our hosts nominate a connection from their network to host a future dinner.
What do female entrepreneurs gain?
Access to the host and his/her extended network. Post the dinner, each host pledges to open up their contact book and make an introduction between one key connection and the female entrepreneurs lucky to sit at their table.
For the next edition of Access2 we’re thrilled that one of NZ’s most innovative entrepreneurs Frances Valintine will invite 7 female founders to take a seat at her table.
For this edition, we’ve partnered with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) to enable one promising female student to join the table.
Frances is a change agent and technology thought-leader who has spent her career analysing and researching the impact of technological advances, the future of work and the process of innovation. She is the founder of Tech Futures Lab and the Founder and Chair of The Mind Lab by Unitec which redefined education and grew to become the largest education facility in New Zealand in the first 2½ years of operation.
In 2016, Frances was recognised as one of the World’s Top 50 thought leaders in education technology and a New Zealand Peter Blake Leader.
Benedicte Schilbred Fasmer
Jeanette Dyhre Kvisvik
Øystein R. Skiri