2021 Pitch Night

Rotorua Pitch Night 2021

2021 Rotorua Pitch Night

The 2021 Rotorua Pitch Night will introduce investment ready businesses to prospective investors and be the start of an active local investor community in Rotorua. 

The Pitches:

Businesses will have 15 minutes to share crucial information about their business, what funds they need and why interested parties should invest. Businesses can be asking for equity investment, lending or a combination of both.

Each pitch will be followed by question time. There will be an Expert Panel to provide their thoughts on the pitch and ask any questions. If time allows, audience members can also ask questions.



View Pitch Overviews Here

Founder: Matt Miller
Industry: Sports Tech
Seeking: Equity & Loan
Needs: $100,000
Wire Adventures Ltd
Founder: Alex Schmidt
Industry: Tourism
Seeking: Equity
Needs: $2.7m
Founder: Multiple
Industry: Crowdfunding
Seeking: Financial support & Expertise
Needs: $100,000
Pink & White Geothermal Gin
Founder: Multiple
Industry: FMCG
Seeking: Loan
Needs: $50,000
Copperhead Road Vodka Distillery
Founder: Multiple
Industry: FMCG
Seeking: Loan
Needs: $100,000
Cip Tech Ltd
Founder: Roger Gough
Industry: Ag Tech
Seeking: Equity
Needs: $300,000

The Investors:

Our Investor audience are people in the local community and wider central north island region who are interested and able to support up and coming businesses.

Pitch night acts as an introduction. Firestation can help organise individual pitch businesses to meet with investors/lenders before or after the event as required.

Audience attendance is by invitation only and is limited to genuine individual and corporate investors, pitch team supporters and event partner sponsors and members.

People wanting to attend must register to attend to receive event venue details.


The Evening

This will be a relaxed environment with opportunity for investors and pitchers to mingle and network during the event. The event venue information will be provided on the invitation to attend.

Nibbles will be provided and a cash bar available for drinks.

The event will start at 5.30pm in Rotorua. It is expected to finish by 8.00pm.

The Expert Panel

A panel will provide feedback to the pitches. The panel includes:

1. Destination Rotorua CEO – Andrew Wilson
2. Commercial Lawyer – Mark Copeland
3. StokedNZ Founder – Debs Brocklesby
4. Rhythm & Vines Founder – Andrew Witters
5. Rotorua Deputy Mayor – Dave Donaldson

Pitch Night Partners:

rotorua pitch night partners