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NCC Business BreakfastParakuihi Hunga Pakihi

Several times a year NCC bring inspiring business speakers to the Napier War Memorial Centre. The format begins with a light 7am breakfast before the event’s speaker takes the stage at 7.30am. Presentations are approximately one hour concluding with a Q&A session.

October Business Breakfast

Speaker: Crimson CEO and Co-founder, Jamie Beaton

We are delighted to announce that our Business Breakfast with speaker Jamie Beaton will now take place on Friday 30 October 2020. This event was previously scheduled for March, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Who is Jamie Beaton?

Jamie Beaton

Our October Business Breakfast speaker proves that millennials are much more than just smashed avocado enthusiasts. By the age of 21, Jamie Beaton was worth $40m, and had completed both a Bachelors degree and a Masters at Harvard University.

His edtech start-up, Crimson, helps high school students across the globe gain entry to top tier universities such as Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, through a suite of support tools, tutoring and mentorship.

The company, which Jamie co-founded aged 17 and now names former Prime Minister John Key as a board adviser and investor, has grown fast, employing a staff of 3000 across 24 cities worldwide. In February, it launched its Crimson Global Academy – a virtual secondary school offering online classes.

Seemingly fearless, inherently entrepreneurial, and brimming with energy, Jamie will convince us that by thinking big and executing at speed, clever New Zealand companies can reach global markets, change conversations and reap the benefits of scaling up. He’ll also discuss how success can come with scrutiny, and how he has dealt with heightened media interest.


Friday 30th October


There will be two sessions available when booking your space. Please select either 7am - 8:30am, or 9am - 10:30am.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are asking that you choose your preferred session time in the event restriction levels change. Places will be limited. If we are in Level 1 prior to the business breakfast we will return to one 7am business breakfast session. We will notify you of any changes prior to the breakfast.


Napier War Memorial Centre, Marine Parade


$25 per person

Bookings essential

Registrations by 5pm Tuesday 20th October 2020


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