ExportNZ Breakfast

The ExportNZ Canterbury Breakfast features presentations from internationally successful New Zealand exporters providing a platform for learning, inspiration and networking.

This Export Breakfast will be focusing on the ICT sector, as we hear from US based crowdfunding extraordinaire, Kate Drane of Indiegogo, on raising capital, and high-tech training software founder, Kylie Robinson of Igtimi, on their successful America's Cup campaign - creating and exporting software and hardware solutions to elite sailors around the world.

Don't miss the opportunity to hear the secrets about running a million dollar crowdfunding campaign and how high performance sports institutions are benefitting from kiwi innovations.


Kate Drane, Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware, Indiegogo

 Kate Drane CircleIndiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. Raise money for your idea and find your first customers from their community of millions. 

Kate Drane will discuss the latest significant trends from the crowdfunding world, share successful case studies and let us in on the secrets for running a million dollar campaign. 

Kate loves democratizing access to resources and considers herself as a VC of the people. Since starting at Indiegogo in July 2012, she’s empowered more than 650 entrepreneurs to collectively raise over $90M on the Indiegogo platform, including Canary, Misfit, and XPRIZE.

In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably priced and environmentally friendly packaging options to California breweries. She met her co-founders while attending Presidio Graduate School, where she received her MBA in Sustainable Management.

Kate frequently speaks at events around the world including Amazon Launchpad, CES and TEDx.


Kylie Robinson, CEO, Igtimi

Kylie Robinson Circle

Igtimi offers a real-time cloud based platform that is timely, secure, and delivers live and post data to our customers users through the internet.

The exemplar product built on Igtimi’s platform is called YachtBot.  YachtBot is a hardware and software solution that is used for training Elite level sailors, with customers in New Zealand, UK and Germany.  The real-time nature of the Igtimi system has made it ideal for spectators and race officials to watch and adjudication international competitive sailing and power boat racing including, the 33rd and 35th Americas Cup racing, the in-port regattas of the Volvo Ocean Race, the Extreme sailing series and X-Cat power boat racing.

In 2008 Kylie co-founded Igtimi Limited, which has its core business in working with high performance sports institutions and the entertainment industry.  Kylie has lead several high-tech innovation projects including the wind system the New Zealand sailing coaches used at the Rio Olympics and recently supplying the race management tools for creating a virtual stadium for the Americas Cup racing in Bermuda.  Kylie started her career in computer programming and 3D animation for television.


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ExportNZ Canterbury is a division of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Chamber automatically gain membership to ExportNZ Canterbury and its specialist services.

For more information on the Export Breakfast please email Alex Thorpe or call 353 4165.

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9 November 2017


7:30am to 9:30am


Rydges Hotel, 30 Latimer Square



$65 + GST

Member - Table of 8

$480 + GST (Save $40)


$99 + GST

Non-Member - Table of 8

$750 + GST (Save $42)


$40 + GST

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