WELCOME TO SPARK LAB

Spark Lab is our starting place; a ‘doing’ space; a launch pad for new things; a space dedicated to ideas; products; experiences. It’s our space to unleash the potential of New Zealanders. To get hands on, explore, innovate and learn, with an open door for open minds.

Spark Lab in the Seafarers Building in Britomart Auckland is a space dedicated to ideas, products and experiences – a space to get hands on, explore, innovate and learn.

The Spark Lab Event Series showcases a dynamic collection of industry leaders and influencers – each month highlights a different topic designed to inspire and excite the audience.

The Event Series for 2016 is focusing on business – how Auckland as a city and New Zealand as a country celebrates and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit. The Event Series is covering a range of topics including Start Ups, Innovation, Tools and Tech and Disruption.

“DISRUPTION” is a buzz word that’s bandied about a lot in business but often miss-applied, ignored and poorly understood by most.

They commonly mistake better/cheaper/faster products for disruptive business models.

A truly disruptive business model addresses a market that couldn’t previously be served, or creates one, which didn’t exist before.

New Zealand has plenty of innovators, but we could do with more disruptors.

For Disruption Month at Spark Lab, we will bring together a panel of speakers who can help people get a good handle on disruptive thinking and business models.

And hopefully inspire and enable a few more truly disruptive ideas to break through.

See below for the programme dates and line up of speakers.

EVENTS PROGRAMME 2016

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DISRUPTION

JUNE 2016

We will bring together a panel of speakers who can help people get a good handle on disruptive thinking and business models.

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TOOLS & TECH

JULY 2016

We aim to act as a tech curator for New Zealand businesses – filtering out the hype and giving attendees a practical heads-up on current and future tech trends.

PAST EVENTS

MAY 2016

INNOVATION MONTH

Innovation is that wonderful place where ideas collide.

APRIL 2016

START UP MONTH

Whether you are in Start Up phase or an established business, these events will change the way you do business

OCTOBER 2015

BEST OF MONTH

To celebrate our first year in action we brought back our best and brightest events from each of our months so far.

SEPTEMBER 2015

FILM MONTH

From WETA DIGITAL to our series of experiential movie screenings, September was our ode to Film in Spark Lab.

AUGUST 2015

FOOD & BEV MONTH

August was all about Food & Bev at Spark Lab – it was informative and stimulating, but most importantly it was mouth-wateringly delicious.

JULY 2015

DESIGN & ART

In partnership with Semi-Permanent, July saw Spark Lab opening up its doors to the world of Design & Art, bringing together industry insiders, international stars and hundreds of talented Kiwi’s.

 2015

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

The places and spaces in which we live work and play are changing at a rapid rate, this series looked at who influences this and how it impacts our lives

 2015

MUSIC MONTH

Music month saw some of New Zealand’s most influential names in the music industry come through the door at Spark Lab

2015

TECH MONTH

Technology is changing the way we work, live and play, this series of interactive events gave attendees to see into the future

2015

FASHION MONTH

From big name designers to international brands – fashion and beauty play a big part in the world in which we live – Fashion Month explored the many faces of this dynamic industry