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Startup Breakfast Club Virtual: Getting started with your Startup

Join us at this Startup Breakfast Club to learn how to start up your high growth business for the greatest possible opportunity for survival and success.

First, we’ll do a deep dive into the Startup Lean Canvas with our Startup Incubation Manager Jacob Varghese. Jacob will take you through how using the Lean Canvas can be an essential tool for early-stage founders.  Then he will show you how to outline your thoughts and planning around your venture using the tool.

Second, we’ll look at the Lean Startup lifecycle and show how following this process is your surest way to success.  This session is led by Marian Johnson, our chief executive who will show how current startups and global multinationals use this process to ensure success and drive innovation.

Don’t forget to sign up for this online webinar, tune in and be inspired!

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Meet your speakers

Jacob Varghese

Startup Incubation Manager @Ministry of Awesome

Jacob manages our incubation and accelerator programs. He was an investment banker before joining MoA and is passionate about entrepreneurship. He loves to work with young entrepreneurs and new businesses, particularly in digital technology, fintech, and transport sectors. He is an Economics graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business.

Jacob will be going through and giving us an in-depth look at “The Lean Canvas Model”.


Marian Johnson

Chief Awesome Officer @Ministry of Awesome

Marian Johnson is Chief Awesome Officer at Ministry of Awesome. She is an experienced senior executive with 20 years experience developing and executing marketing and business growth strategies for software and edutech startups in NZ as well as with entertainment multinationals Universal Studios and Discovery Networks in the US and Europe.She is passionate about the startup and innovation ecosystem in Canterbury and committed to its ongoing success.

About Startup Breakfast Club

Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Breakfast Club – powered by MYOB – is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you’ll find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your venture forward.