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Intro


Vaughan

Vaughan Rowsell
Business leader, innovator, speaker

Vend   OMGTech!   Hi-Tech Trust   Speaking

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Intro


Vaughan

Vaughan Rowsell
Business leader, innovator, speaker

Vend   OMGTech!   Hi-Tech Trust   Speaking

 

Vaughan is the founder of Vend, a New Zealand high-growth tech success story, and founder of OMGTech! a charitable initiative to help kids into careers with future technology.

He was EY's Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 and is a sought after speaker on numerous topics from startups, culture, education and innovation.

As Vice-chair of the NZ Hi-Tech Trust Vaughan is involved in the celebration of the NZ hi-tech industry through awards and education. http://www.hitech.org.nz/

Vaughan is a self described weirdo and has spoken many times on the importance of challenging the status quo, thinking differently and trusting your inner weirdo.

 
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Vend


Vend
First point of sale to the cloud. First point of sale on the iPad. And that was just the beginning.

Vaughan founded Vend in 2010 and it has become one of NZ's fastest growing tech startups and Deloitte Fast 50 for 3 years running as well as being the winner of many NZ Hi-tech awards.

Vend


Vend
First point of sale to the cloud. First point of sale on the iPad. And that was just the beginning.

Vaughan founded Vend in 2010 and it has become one of NZ's fastest growing tech startups and Deloitte Fast 50 for 3 years running as well as being the winner of many NZ Hi-tech awards.

OMGTech!


OMGTech!
Vaughan founded OMGTech! to inspire kids from any background into technology. Working with kids from low decile schools and with a focus on girls in tech OMGTech! runs events for students and teachers to play and invent with future technology. 

Robots, nanobots, biotech, wearable tech, rockets, programming, mind control! OK perhaps not the mind control.  

OMGTech!


OMGTech!
Vaughan founded OMGTech! to inspire kids from any background into technology. Working with kids from low decile schools and with a focus on girls in tech OMGTech! runs events for students and teachers to play and invent with future technology. 

Robots, nanobots, biotech, wearable tech, rockets, programming, mind control! OK perhaps not the mind control.  

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Hi-Tech Trust


Hi-Tech Trust

The NZ Hi-Tech Trust was established in 2009 to advance the growth and success of New Zealand's hi-tech industries through an awards and education programme.

Vaughan has been a trustee of the Hi-Tech Trust since 2016 and is the Vice Chair.

Hi-Tech Trust


Hi-Tech Trust

The NZ Hi-Tech Trust was established in 2009 to advance the growth and success of New Zealand's hi-tech industries through an awards and education programme.

Vaughan has been a trustee of the Hi-Tech Trust since 2016 and is the Vice Chair.

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Speaking


 

Speaking

Two times TEDx speaker and sought after speaker on the topics of high growth, thinking differently, culture and doing impossible things.

 

Speaking


 

Speaking

Two times TEDx speaker and sought after speaker on the topics of high growth, thinking differently, culture and doing impossible things.

 

TEDx - 2014 - Living impossibly

Every year Vaughan does something impossible whether it is cycling the length of New Zealand solo, building a $100M venture, or running 1,000 kilometers.

Vaughan just recently completed an around the world cycle traversing the southern hemisphere in 60 days.

TEDx - 2016 - Being weird

Vaughan was invited back to the TEDx stage in 2016 to talk about being weird and his journey as a weirdo. 

Vaughan's idea is that society now in the modern world needs more weirdos and outliers to explore beyond the cultural norms.

The Vend Story

What's the secret behind Vend? 

Hear the story from Vend's founder describing the challenges faced along the way and why this helped shape Vend, OMGTech! and his desire to innovate and change the world.