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What is ACCESS2?

Conceived by the founding team at The Next Billion, Access2 is a series of dinners giving female entrepreneurs real life face-2-face access to a ‘host’ of inspirational role models and influential leaders from a cross selection of industries. Our aim is to make ‘Access finally more Accessible’.

 

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.

NEXT ACCESS2: Auckland, NZ

Want to gain #ACCESS2 to New Zealand’s most influential business leaders and have them open up their network to you?

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.

Where

Host’s home

When

May 28, 2017 

Deadline

May 20, 2017

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Frances Valintine

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.

Learn more about Frances
LinkedIn | Twitter

Will you come sit at the table? 

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Meet our past hosts

Giving you access to a host of inspirational role models.

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Managing Director and Partner at Trigger

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Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Kahoot!

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Country Director at Google Norway

::Oslo

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Group Executive Director Corporate Banking at DNB

::Oslo

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CEO & Co-Founder at Villoid

::Oslo

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EVP and CEO of Telenor Norway

::Oslo

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Investor & Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck

::Oslo

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Chief Growth Officer at Xeneta

::Oslo

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Co Founder and CEO at No Isolation

::Oslo

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Co-founder & General Partner at Northzone

::Oslo

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 Chairman of Nordic Impact

::Oslo

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Group Executive Vice President at DNB

::Oslo

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Founder, CEO of InterBridge

::Oslo

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Director of Entrepreneurs and Startups at Innovation Norge

::Oslo

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Head of the Lab at StartupLab

::Oslo

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Board Director at Nordea

::Oslo

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Investor and Executive Board Member at Norges Bank

::Oslo

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Founder and CEO of Boost Communications

::Trondheim

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Tech Hunter & Commercialiser at Zeier & Co.

::Oslo

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Co-founder and CEO of Ardoq AS

::Oslo

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Co-Founder at 657 Oslo / Superblaise / UT: studentbyrå

::Oslo

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CEO at Atea Norge

::Oslo

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CEO at ICT Group

::Oslo

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Investor & Owner at Nordic Impact AS

::Oslo

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Investor & Owner at Nordic Impact AS

::Oslo

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Founder at Seema AS

::Oslo

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Co-founder & CEO of Vio Media

::Oslo

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Co-Founder at SparkUp Norge Equity Crowdfunding

::Bergen

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CEO & Co-founder at VIBBIO

::Oslo

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