Access an amazing selection of advisors, mentors and supporters
Through group workshops, the xone will introduce you to some of the greatest business leaders and tech innovators from both here in NZ, and around the world – and your startup will have the opportunity to develop a working or mentoring relationship directly with them. The xone team will support you to find and work with the right mentors and partners.
Brian Russel – 2018 xone Program Advisor
It is with great pleasure that we can announce Brian Russel as the 2018 xone Program Advisor.
Brian has 27 years of experience in global technology commercialisation, venture financing and innovation, with 16 years abroad in Europe and America. He was the founder and CEO of the venture backed company called Zephyr Technology Corp (acquired by Covidien COV: NYSE in 2014), a global leader in wearable sensors. His experience includes venture capital, strategic financing and strategic relationships with organisations such as Under Armour, 3M, Motorola, NASA and US Defense Department.
Brian is subject matter expert in artificial intelligence, wearables and FDA approved remote physiological monitoring consumer products. His experience includes; business development at Medtronic, CEO/Founder at Zephyr, business development and chip designer at Analog Devices, analog engineer for Nokia, Cambridge, UK, electronics product designer at Fisher and Paykel, NZ.
We appreciate the skill set and expertise that Brian offers to the program and we look forward to his engagement with the Class of 2018.