Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand’s innovation agency, sponsored a two-day conference for NZ startups and tech firms.  Subtitled “Scaling Your SaaS Business Faster,” this two-day event brought togethter 300+ SaaS business/technical leaders with information and networks to help them grow bigger, faster.

When: 28-29 August 2018
Where: The Auckland Museum,


Rich Mironov delivered a keynote on product/market fit and the value of effective product management practices, joining an impressive group of local and international speakers.  One takeaway: New Zealand’s entrepreneurs can not outspend or out-hire Silicon Valley, but thoughtful and honest user validation is a great alternative.

Day Two was all workshops, including Rich’s session on customer discovery and testing product concepts before building them.  PDF of slides.  Special thanks to the event’s two principal sponsors: Pushpay and PwC.