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yia! is judged by some top New Zealand and international innovators

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Tim Boyne, LawVu

Tauranga born and bred, Tim is co-founder of LegalTech startup LawVu that employs over 120 humans and has hundreds of enterprise clients around the world. Having worked in the technology industry for over 20 years, Tim has a breadth and depth of understanding of companies of all shapes and sizes, and is always looking to expand his knowledge and pass on his learnings where appropriate.

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Alex McCall, Entrepreneur & Venture Scout Hillfarrance

Having been unanimously voted back on the panel, Alex is going for round three this year as guest judge and MC with yia! With his experience comes a well-trained eye and natural instinct to seek out our future global leaders in innovation, technology and impactful entrepreneurship.

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Vaughan Fergusson, Founder of The Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust, Vend

Vaughan Fergusson (previously Rowsell) is the founder of Vend, a New Zealand high-growth tech success story, and founder and trustee of The Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust running initiatives like OMGTech!, Mana Tangata and Voluntarily to help teach innovation and technology to kids of all ages and backgrounds.

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Brian Glynn, Trov

It wouldn’t be yia! without a bit of international in the mix; we present to you Brian Glynn! Brian is a long-term business development leader based in the San Francisco Bay Area.