Startup Grind hosts Lisa King (Eat My Lunch)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 AM UTC

Lisa is the founder of Eat My Lunch, launching in 2015 and already one of NZ’s most successful social businesses. Lisa has spoken at TedX Auckland, been named the Women of Influence in 2016 for business and again in 2017 for community, and has received two NZ Local Hero awards. Lisa was also an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2018.

About this event

Join us for a fireside chat with Lisa King. We'll kick things off with networking at 6pm. October is #SG300 month where Startup Grind aims to host 300 events around the world in 1 month. 

Lisa launched Eat My Lunch with the belief that clever business solutions can solve big social issues. After 15 years working in large FMCGs, marketing some of the country’s biggest food brands, Lisa decided to put her commercial acumen towards doing something that would make a positive impact in the community. As a mother of two children, she couldn’t fathom that in a country like New Zealand, 27% of children live in poverty and an estimated 25,000 go to school every day without lunch.

In just three years we’ve given 1,000,000 lunches to Kiwi kids attending 91 schools in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Eat My Lunch is the recipient of numerous awards including three Westpac Auckland Business Awards in 2016, Deloittes Fast 50 Rising Star 2016 and 2017 and TVNZ Marketing Awards 2016.

Check out what happened


5:00 AMNetworking over beverages/pizza
6:00 AMFireside Chat
7:00 AMMore networking
8:00 AMEvent concludes


  • Sinead Lunt

    The Good Source

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Rosie de Malmanche

    Our Closet

    Chapter Co-Director