Agrisafe Inaugural Winner of Start Up Weekend Hawke’s Bay



Winners of the 2014 Start Up Weekend Hawke’s Bay, Agrisafe. From left to right: Kagwa Kironde, Steffan Kelly, Kate Kelly, Adrian Davis, Odette Hoffmann, Bruce Walker and Michael Meyers.

Agrisafe – a web application providing tools for driver safety in the primary industry have won the inaugural Start Up Weekend Hawke’s Bay, beating five other teams to take the title.

Start Up Weekend began on Friday evening at EIT in Taradale, Napier with people pitching their ideas and then forming teams to build their products. Over the course of the weekend, business models were developed and refined with the assistance of coaches and mentors.

The final presentations were delivered last night to a selection of judges, and in front of invited VIP’s.

Agrisafe will take home a prize package worth over $16,000, including a $10,000 advertising package with national sponsor Trademe.

Steffan Kelly –

Our team brought a range of skills and experience from backgrounds in Law, Finance, Accounting, Business Management, Marketing and Events, Web Design and Development, Videography, Editing and the Sciences.

Agrisafe’s varied skills and personalities collaborated extremely well over the weekend to develop an idea into a validated business case.

The Agrisafe team are incredibly thankful for the valuable time and effort that the mentors and all staff involved in Startup Weekend Hawke’s Bay put in. We want to encourage all budding entrepreneurs to participate in a Start Up weekend if they ever get the chance.

Thanks again SWHB for an awesome weekend, keep an eye out for Agrisafe when we hit the market in the near future.


View  Start Up Weekend Hawke’s Bay on Twitter – #SWHB.

Other teams that participated in Start Up Weekend Hawke’s Bay 2014:

CropHawk Systems:

A fully automated and self managed drone system for bird prevention and disease detection in vineyards.

Plan Me:

Connecting new home buyers with the house of their dreams.


Adventurers uses augmented reality to get kids outdoors.

Idea Bubble:

Bringing ideas to life.

Keep Me Safe:

A mobile app, which is for communication used in emergencies.


Organisers would like to thank everyone involved in making the weekend such a success and look forward to communicating future events soon.