Tech Activator Sessions #34

Ministry of Awesome's Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea and get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and a veteran panel of tech experts. This is your opportunity to use their expertise and networks to ensure your best possible chance of success.

The panel this time around consists of:

Krista Pritchard is a Business Coach to SEOs & start-ups as well as the Service Lead for Lean Business Analysis at Assurity Consulting Ltd. She brings over 12 years experience in understanding & communicating need, strategic & benefits analysis, & project leadership. She helps individuals & organisations better understand the value of initiatives so that they can prioritise and act in a way that drives benefit.

Pleayo Tovaranonte is a managing director of Rev3 Tech, a Christchurch-based technology company in the real estate/ construction industry ranging from Smart Home Automation, personal car lifts, and Augmented and Virtual Reality service helping clients visualise their development projects during their planning stages. As a doctorpreneur and medical technologist, he is also a managing director of Med-IT-Aid Ltd which provides independent consultancy to medical IT companies aiming to incorporate technology into mainstream healthcare. He has extensive governance experience in both the public and private sectors.

Jacob Varghese is our Startup Activation Coordinator. He was an investment banker before joining MoA and is passionate about entrepreneurship. He loves to work with young entrepreneurs and new businesses, particularly in digital technology, fintech, and transport sectors. He is an Economics graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business.

Spaces are limited, and the programme is almost always sold out so make sure you get in quick.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select a 20-minute appointment that works for you and tell us about your idea or your business.

  2. Feel free to bring along any materials that will assist you (notes, drawings, websites, photos, presentations, etc.) or just bring you.

  3. These sessions are always sold out so please show up on time, get ready to focus, and gear up for a great session.


We can't wait to help you make your dream a reality or help you get on that road to successful entrepreneurship whatever that looks like for you.

All sessions take place at Awesome HQ, 102 St Asaph Street, right in the heart of Christchurch's Innovation Precinct.

To register click here.