Startup Grind hosts Ezel Kokcu (Passphere)

Grid AKL - 101 Pakenham St West Auckland, 1010 Auckland
Wed, Jun 20, 2018, 6:00 PM (NZST)

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About this event

Startup Grind Auckland welcomes Ezel Kokcu. The 25 year old serial entrepreneur is on to her third startup ‘Passphere’; An analytics registration platform for expos, conferences and large scale events. Ezel also co-founded STQRY; an exploration app for museums and cultural sites. She grew STQRY to over 50 people, raised over $7 million in VC funding, and over 800 customers on the books before selling the company in 2016.

Ezel is a seasoned mentor who won the Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Star regional award in 2015. Recently she was a finalist in the Westpac Woman of Influence Awards in 2017 and the Ministers International Leadership award in 2016. Passphere builds upon her previous two startups STQRY & Non Stop Tix which were both sold in the last 2 years.

Some topics we'll be discussing: innovating in the event industry and GLAM sector, raising capital, scaling businesses, and Ezel's journey.


  • Ezel Kokcu

    Ezel Kokcu


    Founding Director

    Continuing her journey, Ezel has now Co-Founded the event and analytics platform. Passphere, recently announced it has raised an official seed round of capital to fund their New Zealand, United States and Australia expansion. Funding was led by New Zealand based individuals who have experience in cloud-based ticketing and IT space.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Jun 20
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (NZST)


    Grid AKL
    101 Pakenham St West Auckland1010