Mashup People 2017

Mashup is only possible as people offer their time, expertise and resources. Mashup will bring together some great business minds from across the Bay of Plenty to assist young entrepreneurs in transforming an idea into a product that people want over the weekend. Keep an eye on this page in the coming weeks as people keep coming on board. If interested in being a mentor or part of the support crew contact us here.

Lynda Burch

Manager Co-design & Innovation Lab
Tauranga City Council

Arturo Pelayo

 Social Entrepreneur
Alchemist, connector & disruptor



Sam Kidd

CEO/Co-Founder of


Sally Cox

MarketBIG Strategist
DML Surveyz Director

Ben Sapsford

Director, Wayfairer Digital
Social Media Wizard


Jane Treadwell-Hoye

Director Epifani
Curious Creative & #CX


Clare Morris

Science & Innovation Programmes Officer

 Zespri International

Ben Rickard

Founder & blogger


Vivien Conway

Instagram & Social Strategist
Speed Machine

IG @vividsportswearofficial

Cecilia de la Paz

e.educate Director
Talent, purpose & passion activator


Alvin Gounder

Technology support & programming

Dara Lynch

Co-Founder of FLNT | Winner Tauranga Startup Weekend


Rebecca Tayler

Startup Weekend Lead organiser
Doer Extraordinaire


Karen McGuinness

Photographer, blogger

Katherine Speidell

Aspiring Entrepreneur
Pitch coach


Jarrid Bainbridge

Designer & Front-end Developer


Ben Bell

Inventor and Founder WellbandsNZ
Marketing Mastermind


Grant Strang

Chief Information Officer

Steven Vincent

 Basestation Co-founder
Systems Magic Maker



Josh Saunders

Winner Tauranga Startup Weekend
Co-Founder FLNT

Corina Enache

Director The Sweet Spot
Good listener


Peter Mitchell

Events Management Student, BOP Polytechnic 

Yuriy Ackermann

"I write cool stuff"



Dave Riches

Business Improvement Engineer
Tauranga City Council


Saraniyaa Sukumaar

 Product & IP Rhondium
Nerd & Proud



Jeff Kranenburg 

Tutor, BOP Polytechnic

Rose McMahon

Founder Little Miss Rose Photography

Erika Harvey 

Serial entrepreneur & Business Coach
CEO InVenture



Joel Crump

Way more than web design Nettl
Marketing Maniac



Rory Birkbeck

Using Tech for Good
Social Entrepreneur


Jason Edgecombe

passionate - eccentric - energetic
Public Speaker & Mentor

Pascale Hyboud-Peron 

Co-founder Venture Centre
'Learn something new everyday'



Jardine Chapman

Software Engineering Waikato University
Mashup Winner 2016 - ByteMe

Dom Pannetiere

Previous Mashup winner & tech support

Mike Lee

Systems Analyst & Mobile Developer
Login Logic

Jo Allum

Co-Founder Venture Centre
'Always lead with Why'


Mike Dennehy

MD Qube Global Software
President ITP