danielle appleton - “Come home, be useful” - my Auntie, University Research on Seizing

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  • 2.“Come home, be useful” - my Auntie University Research on “Seizing the high-tech opportunity in Tairāwhiti” Deep-tech incubation space in Auckland
  • 3.“Come home, be useful” - my Auntie
  • 4.“Come home, be useful” - my Auntie University Research on “Seizing the high-tech opportunity in Tairāwhiti” Key Relationships Challenges and barriers Expected and actual benefits
  • 5. The much higher standard of living, better lifestyle. Lower cost of setting up and doing business. Your commute to Auckland might be shorter than mine! The benefits of isolation Need an excellent network Critical mentoring from those who have "been there, done that” High value, low volume products or software/ICT companies! Be prepared to relocate some high-tech talent Preliminary findings “Seizing the high-tech opportunity in Tairāwhiti”
  • 6.“Come home, be useful” - my Auntie University Research on “Seizing the high-tech opportunity in Tairāwhiti” Deep-tech incubation space in Auckland
  • 7.Level Two is a space for deep tech innovation. We offer “no-frills” labs & workshops to early-stage science & engineering companies. www.leveltwo.tech Parnell, Auckland
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  • 9.Tenants: start-ups to early-stage A RANGE OF SCIENCE & HARDWARE NICHES Cosmetics Aerospace Medtech Agritech Biotech Chemistry Famous alumni Blockchain Microbiology Network provider
  • 10.Tenant case study: Rocket Lab Founded in 2006 by Peter Beck to develop rockets for sending payloads into low earth orbit quickly and affordably Began in our basement by contract manufacturing composite materials for rockets, progressed to testing engines SKYROCKETS IN FLIGHT Outgrew Level Two in 2013 and moved to dedicated facility near Auckland airport after Series A raise Raised undisclosed Series B in 2015 from Bay Area VCs, K1W1 and Lockheed Martin. Employ around 100 staff in composite engineering, manufacturing, propulsion and guidance systems Series D round of $75M in 2017 values Rocket Lab at over $1B LOW EARTH ORBIT DELIGHT Our surplus assets enabled Rocket Lab to start with minimal capital, and tenant LanzaTech gave warm intro to Bay Area VCs HOW LEVEL TWO HELPED