Our Mission


We believe ENGINEERS, PRODUCT DEVELOPERS AND GARAGE TINKERERS IN New Zealand ARE buildING World-Leading physical products.
 

 

In response, Hardware Meetup AKL is bringing together some of New Zealand's brightest engineers, hardware entrepreneurs, product designers and enthusiasts to meet each other and celebrate our achievements.

 
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Our bi-monthly events, held at Auckland's innovation hub GridAKL, are showcasing some of New Zealand's most exciting products and founders. We aim to create an environment for open conversations, opportunities,  and shared resources.

 
 

Team

 
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ELYSE WYATT

Propellerhead

Founder of Hardware Meetup AKL, marketer, and startup supporter. Passionate about Kiwi technology and entrepreneurship.

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DAVID STOKES

Velox Innovation/PDMA-NZ

Hardware process specialist, president of PDMA-NZ. Helping drive the development of high-value products & solutions.

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DANIELLE APPLETON

Level Two

Materials & process engineer, MBA student. Excited about progressing FoodTech in New Zealand.

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Emily Melhuish

University of Auckland/Rocket Lab

Electrical engineering student, software developer, Google Student Ambassador. Passionate about electric and self-driving vehicles.

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Louise De Canniere

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Materials engineer. Loves product development, MarineTech, carpentry, and the great outdoors.

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Jeremy Kenealy

Palantir Technologies

Mechanical engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about solving problems in developing nations.

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AMRITPAL KAUR

AUT STEM Women/AUT

Founder and President of AUT STEM Women, SheSharp Ambassador, Microsoft Student Partner, Mechatronic Engineer in the making, OMGTech Ranger. Passionate painter.

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Helen Eschenbruch

Aurecon

Engineering Design Coordinator who loves project managing complex initiatives and equine health.

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