Startup Grind New Plymouth with Ezel Kokcu

Johnson Corner - 50 Devon Street West, Ground Floor New Plymouth, 4310 New Plymouth
Tue, Aug 13, 2019, 5:30 PM (NZST)

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About this event

Ezel Kokcu is a 25-year-old technology entrepreneur that now lays claim to three successful and innovative start-up enterprises over the last 7 years. She specialises in education, technology, diversity, global expansion and global investment raising.

Ezel started the museum mobile app, STQRY at just 18 after leaving her computer science degree at Victoria University. Breaking barriers constantly as one of the youngest product managers in her trade. Within three years, STQRY became the number one technology provider to museums the world over, raising $7m of funding, a global team size of 60, accrued a database of more than 500 customers worldwide with offices in New Zealand, United States, France and Singapore.

In 2016, Ezel left STQRY to pursue her new venture, Non-Stop Tix, a ticketing platform developed to fix the growing consumer dissatisfaction around the steep booking fees and poor customer service which plagued the existing companies. It achieved almost overnight success. Non-Stop Tix was sold to a local promoter in the same year that it was developed.

Ezel is now working on her latest startup, Passphere, which is a global-ready ticketing system that will inspire creators to take control. It offers experiences that connect and technology that truly evolves.

“We’re building Passphere to solve the problem that event organisers have today, which is not knowing who their customers really are,” Ezel Kokcu


*How SQRY made people fall in love with museums and cultures

*The art of raising investment and challenges around it

*How to build a successful platform-based business

*Women breaking into the technology sector 


  • 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

    Tuesday, Aug 13
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (NZST)


    Johnson Corner
    50 Devon Street West, Ground Floor New Plymouth4310