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The calibre of the judges is high so be at your best to impress them. This is an opportunity like no other to get feedback from those who know how to grow a business.  This is a diverse group who have one thing in common.  They know what it takes to build a business that can grow.  

Vicki Haylock

Vicki Haylock

Vicki is a Client Relationship Manager at Velocite, the Treasurer of Launch Taranaki and an active Angel investor. She has worked a wide range of organisations, including the oil & gas industry, professional service firms, not-for-profits and local government; and has also been involved in several business start-ups.

Dean Tilyard

Dean Tilyard

Dean is CEO of The Factory and has extensive experience with multiple start-ups and technologies. He’s founded an angel investment network, two seed stage funds and is a founding member of the New Zealand Angel Association, where he’s received the Association’s inaugural Kotahitanga Award.

Keith Delmar

Keith Delmar

Keith Delmar is an entrepreneur, business coach, and marketing strategist he has successfully led the marketing and business development of multiple companies in the FMCG space. Keith offers key insights into megatrends in the changing global market. 

Stephanie Murray

Stephanie Murray

After thirteen years as a Mobile Manager for two major banks Stephanie started her business Stephanie Murray Mortgages.

As a consistent high performer she felt that she needed to provide access to a number of finance providers to existing and new clients and knew it was time to start the SMM journey.

The SMM team is continually growing and is now in six locations around New Zealand.

Graham Clouston

Graham Clouston

Graham’s background is varied. He is a Chartered Loss Adjuster by profession and chaired the Board of Crawford New Zealand. Graham is active in the financial services sector, serving in governance roles as both Director and Board Chair. These roles include business recovery and development. In addition Graham is an active financial markets participant. He is a qualified Technical Analyst. Graham is a Member of the Institute of Directors and the New Zealand Shareholders Association.