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We've worked with hundreds of startups and businesses, connecting them to the resources and support they need to transform their ideas into successful enterprises. 

 
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Jackie Young

Jackie combines commercial acumen and creative vision to generate outcomes with impact as ecentre's Acting CEO. With over 20 years experience in diverse business environments ranging from multinationals to startups, Jackie has always been passionate about the potential new technologies have to change the way we work, live and connect with each other.  

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Brad Booysen 

Brad is a seasoned entrepreneur with three ventures under his belt and extensive experience in B2B marketing. In a previous life he worked as a civil engineer and held a variety of senior project management roles. Brad is passionate about helping startups find their way in new and emerging markets.  As  Venture Manager  he helps entrepreneurs, university staff, students, corporates and investors create and launch innovative products and services.

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Dorian Scott

Dorian is our resident knowledge broker and an expert at bridging the gap between academia and the business world. He has a wealth of experience in scientific research and corporate environments, and puts his experience into practice as Special Projects Manager.

 
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Leanne Taylor

We literally don’t know what we’d do without Leanne. She’s an experienced support professional with extensive knowledge in print and web design. Day-in day-out she keeps things running smoothly, and on top of that she’s our event coordinator, liaison officer, and general go-to person. Her graphic design skills are a benefit to the ecentre and our clients.

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Brooke Whareumu

Brooke is part of the front-of-house team, where she makes use of her experience in the hospitality industry. She has a strong work ethic and impeccable customer service skills, which means our residents and visitors love her. She works with Leanne to keep the ecentre a happy place. 

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Flavio Hangarter

Flavio has cofounded two technology companies and a lean marketing business. He’s passionate about helping startups grow using lean and scientific marketing techniques. He’s our in-house Lean Startup Coach, using his skills and experience to help entrepreneurs derisk their ventures, validate their markets, and find new customers.

 
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Emma Davidge

Emma Davidge has extensive experience in sales, marketing and events within New Zealand, Australia, America, and the UK. She has helped to set up two successful companies in both the finance and import industries. She has also spent many years working within the publishing industry. Her diverse experience allows her to think outside the square and easily adapt to change and new ideas.

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Manfred Lange

Manfred Lange, our developer-in-residence, assists ecentre companies and residents with many aspects of development including coaching technical executives and development teams, creating and executing a strategic product vision, building and growing software development teams and heaps more. 

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Guy Storrs

Guy is passionate about our connections with the community. As Student Liaison, he keeps students informed about what we’re doing, what we offer, and how to access our services. He’s currently a student at Massey himself which means he understands what students need. He also has in-depth knowledge of social media platforms which helps him engage with our community.