Our Speaker next Monday 26 August will be Nicole Buisson, who is the Small Business and Platform Director for Xero, whose focus is on supporting small businesses to grow through the use of cloud apps and access to the financial services they need to thrive (97% of Xero’s New Zealand customers are small businesses).  Nicole has worked across four continents and has experience in growth strategy, start-up acceleration, business development and product development.  Nicole started her career in Silicon Valley working for Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Advisory Group, before moving to Europe to work for 3i, Europe’s largest Private Equity firm.  Nicole is particularly passionate about high growth New Zealand start-ups and how they can be supported to grow and access sales channels abroad.