By Public Affairs staff, U.S. Embassy Wellington.
U.S. Ambassador Brown had a follow-up visit on November 6 to two of Wellington’s innovation hubs, ProjectR (co-working space for startups in the Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality /Mixed Reality space) and Mahuki (an innovation accelerator program for startups in Galleries Libraries Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector). The Mahuki residents, in the final stages of the four-month accelerator program, practiced their pitches in front of the Ambassador ahead of their demo day.
While at ProjectR, the Ambassador met with its Director, Jessica Manins, who was selected by the embassy (along with Alexia Hilbertidou – Founder of GirlBoss) to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India on 28-30 November, 2017.
New Zealand start-ups eagerly welcome U.S. official and private sector engagement due to the unique world-leading U.S. brands in this sector and environment.