Rowan is involved with innovation and entrepreneurship in a number of different capacities.
As one of the founding members of Startup Weekend New Zealand, Rowan has been responsible for establishing the Startup Weekend programme throughout New Zealand. He is also a Startup Weekend Global Facilitator, travelling to events around the world to support local organisers.
Rowan is also a startup investor, advisor and mentor having worked with numerous startup ventures in New Zealand and in the USA, both privately and through incubator and accelerator programmes. He also consults to large corporates to help them develop successful innovation processes.
Specialising in business model design and innovation, Rowan is excited about the potential to help social entrepreneurs create a new generation of successful and impactful ventures. In partnership with Ākina, Rowan has developed the Social Lean Canvas, a tool that helps social enterprises build sustainable and scalable business models.
Rowan is based in Auckland.