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Canterbury Tech May Monthly Event – Online
May 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
We invite you to join us via Zoom for our upcoming monthly Canterbury Tech event where we will hear from two guest speakers speaking on two very different themes, aerospace and wellbeing. There will be a couple of opportunities to network too.
Format of the evening:
- 5.00pm – Welcome and updates from Canterbury Tech
- 5.10pm – Quick Pitches
- 5.15pm – Speaker One – Stefan Powell
- 5.35pm – Networking in small randomly assigned chat rooms
- 5.45pm – Speaker Two – Hannah Hardy-Jones
- 6.05pm – A bit more networking…
- 6.15pm – Close of event
Stefan Powell, CTO at Dawn Aerospace
Stefan is a finalist in the ‘Young Achiever’ category of the Hi-Tech Awards this year, and the company is a 2x finalist – in the ‘Startup Company’ and ‘Hardware Product’ categories.
Stefan relocated to Christchurch in mid-2019, and the company now has fifteen staff in CHC and another fifteen in Delft (Netherlands), where Stefan completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Aerospace & Space Systems. Dawn Aerospace has funding to develop new, more environmentally friendly satellite propulsion systems and has permission to make sub-orbital flights from Oamaru in the near future.
Stefan will chat with Andy Poulsen about what Dawn Aerospace is doing and where they’re going (space obviously).
Hannah Hardy-Jones, CEO of The Kite Program
We know that Covid-19 has, among other things, brought the subject of wellbeing and mental health into sharp focus for many of us. Hannah is based in Canterbury and launched The Kite Program for Mums in early 2019 based on her own experience of mental health issues after the birth of her child.
Since the advent of Covid-19, Hannah and her stellar team of health professionals have developed Kite Support as a unique app designed for individuals and employers to support employees through Covid-19. It provides people with essential skills to adapt and develop resilience during times of change. Hannah will chat with Andy about her observations of Covid-19, the impact it’s had on wellbeing and how Kite Support aims to address these issues.