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Christchurch’s Ara Institute is about to get ‘awesome’

The Ministry of Awesome and Ara Institute of Canterbury are combining their powers to launch a joint innovation hub in Christchurch. The hub will launch on October 15 and it promises to bring mentorship, education, resources, pitch opportunities, networking, and many other opportunities. According to the Ministry of Awesome, Christchurch and Canterbury need an ecosystem…

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Govt forms Small Business Council to drive SME growth

  SARA BARKERAUGUST 14, 2018, bizEDGE NZ The government has announced the appointment of a Small Business Council that will make it easier for small businesses to connect with government, large businesses, and research institutions. Last week Small Business Minister Stuart Nash announced the Council and its 13 appointees, which will advise the government on…

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NZ and Aussie tech girls become superheroes in Silicon Valley

  SARA BARKERAUGUST 14, 2018..Source bizEDGE NZ The next generation of New Zealand and Australian female entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their apps to Silicon Valley’s top executives and engineers. Five teams of schoolgirls from regions including Invercargill, Adelaide, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney travelled to Silicon Valley as part of the Brisbane-founded Tech…

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NZ/AU research to uncover how SMEs can harness the digital economy

  SARA BARKERAUGUST 14, 2018 Source bizEDGE NZ The New Zealand Productivity Commission will work with its Australian counterpart on a new research project that will look at how both countries can grow the digital economy and provide more opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Government has asked the New Zealand and Australian Productivity…

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Virtual reality could be the future of market research

  SARA BARKERAUGUST 14, 2018 Source bizEDGE NZ Massey University PhD candidate Alexander Schnack says virtual reality (VR) might be the future of marketing research – and he created his own business to take advantage of it. As part of his doctoral thesis Schnack wanted to measure consumer responses to product packaging, but couldn’t find…

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Lightning Lab Govtech Accelerator Bootcamp Launches in Wellington today.

The Accelerator Bootcamp will help teams prepare for the inaugural Lightning Lab GovTech, launching Monday 20th of August 2018. [Wellington, New Zealand, 13 August 2018] Creative HQ is bringing together teams made up of local, central, and international government agencies for the Lightning Lab GovTech program – a structured and methodology-based experimentation environment for breakthrough innovation…

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The Startup Breakfast Club…hosted by Ministry of Awesome

The Startup Breakfast Club is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you’ll find valuable social networks, gain insight, and find support to power your venture forward. WHEN: 30 Aug 2018 7:00 AM WHERE: Awesome HQ, 192 St Asaph Street. HOW LONG: 1 hour 45 minutes   This time, we’ll explore the importance of financial planning and goal setting,…

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Tech Activator Sessions #34

Ministry of Awesome’s Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea. You’ll get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and a veteran panel of tech experts whose only aim is to help you towards success with…

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NZ’s game development industry is booming – and it needs you

Source FutureFive NZ New Zealand’s game development industry is booming, with both exports and employment in the sector climbing rapidly over the last year. Not only has employment in the sector grown 10% to 550 full-time roles, but game developers have also earned a ‘record’ $143 million in the last financial year. According to the…

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Community101- One & Done

One & DoneHosted by Community101 3.30-4.30pm Come and network with the community101 members. Finish the week on a fun and positive note with your colleagues. This event is held every Friday fortnightly, for members who have booked in to use community101. Register here https://www.facebook.com/events/916569271857400/?active_tab=about

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Community101 Lunch and Learn

Lunch & Learn Aug 2, 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Learn is a free workshop for professionals, held the first week of every month. This is an opportunity to find out tips and gain professional advice from experts in other fields. The workshops are designed for start-up companies, small business owners, and freelancers…

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Tech Activator Sessions #34

Ministry of Awesome’s Tech Activator Sessions are made up of 20-minute mentoring sessions where tech entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages talk through their tech startup, venture or idea and get focused feedback from our Startup Activation Coordinator and a veteran panel of tech experts. This is your opportunity to use their expertise and networks…

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Limitless Conference 2018 1/2/3 August

  The Limitless Conference was launched in 2016, as the flagship program of the Limitless Charitable Trust. Limitless exists with a mission to equip young people to lead lives of passion and purpose, doing work that aligns with their strengths and values. Since beginnings in 2016, we have built content in partnership with some incredible…

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Three ways of addressing the IT ‘skills gap’ in New Zealand

As we all know, recruitment in New Zealand is notoriously difficult, particularly in the technology industry. New Zealand needs to educate or import thousands more information technology workers each year if it is to close a growing skills gap in the industry, according to a government-backed report. The Digital Skills Forum study found the ICT…

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From local to global: Verizon Connect celebrates its Christchurch roots

From its roots as a local Christchurch business to a multinational enterprise, tech firm Verizon Connect says Christchurch will always be its home. Verizon Connect, formerly called Telogis, has offices in 15 countries including the US, UK, and Australia – a story that all began back in 2000 with a dream to improve the way…

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Be part of the change — Duncan Cotterill invite you to join us at our breakfast panel to discuss social enterprise as a vehicle for sustainability

Thursday 2 August, 7:30am – 9:30am Duncan Cotterill, 148 Victoria Street, Christchurch We are excited to be joined by: Rebecca Mills Founder/Managing Director of The Lever Room Samantha Jones Founder/CEO of Little Yellow Bird Anton Matthews Co-founder of FUSH Fraser McConnell Co-founder of Squawk Squad & Choice to Pay Jo Blair Founder of Brown Bread…

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Hi-Growth Launch Programme 2018 – Showcasing extraordinary business talent by ChristchurchNZ

DATE AND TIME Tue. 24 July 2018 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm NZST LOCATION -The Piano -The Philip Carter Concert Hall, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch Central July 24 will be an occasion to remember as we celebrate innovative, entrepreneurial thinking across our city of exploration. We’d love you to join us as the ChristchurchNZ 2018…

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Effectus announces new General Manager

For the last 11 years Effectus has built a strong presence in IT Management & Governance Consulting throughout New Zealand of which I am very proud. When we celebrated our 10-year anniversary I reflected on how much had been achieved, including founding the EPIC Innovation Centre, and I predict another fulfilling decade ahead of us…

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EPIC Westport – NEM Blockchain Developer Event

NEM Blockchain Training event 26th & 27th July 2018 (2)EPIC Westport Blockchain Event We have Senior NEM members and Engineers from Malaysia holding a training event in Westport at the end of July. Its a really good opportunity to learn about developing in blockchain and there is also a have a go Hackday! You just…

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The Philippines could be NZ’s next big export market, says tech entrepreneur

Kiwi businesses that are on the path to expanding their export potential overseas are missing out on a wealth of potential if they overlook the Philippines, says one New Zealand based entrepreneur. Rachel Strevens, who is co-founder of cryptocurrency investment platform Invsta, says that few New Zealand businesses are harnessing the Philippines’ potential. Strevens was…

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Hi-Growth Launch Programme Graduation evening

Join us to find out more about the 2017 Hi-Growth Launch Programme graduates. The evening will feature tradeshow exhibitions, presentations from the graduating businesses and keynote speech ‘Every brand has a story to tell. What’s yours?’ by renowned advertising guru Andie Spargo. Date: 28 June 2017 Time: 6pm to 9pm (registrations open at 6pm for a 6.30pm…

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Official Boma New Zealand Launch | Christchurch 2018

Sign up for more info or to attend a launch event in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland Tune into the global launch, live from Paris on Friday, 6 July at 4:45am NZST Hi there, I hope your world is awesome 🙂 For the past nine years, my team and I have been working hard to produce TEDx…

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Alexia Hilbertidou-10 Changemakeher workshops free to Christchurch.

Alexia is in Christchurch thanks to the generosity of EPIC Innovation, led by Wil McLellan and Colin Andersen. EPIC is committed to lifting participation of young people in technology and as a result of their support, Alexia is able to offer 10 Changemakeher workshops free to Christchurch. Alexia will be at Rangi Ruru 2.30pm – 3.30pm on Monday 2nd…

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Girlboss Founder At Rangi Ruru Girls’ School on Monday

How Did She Make the Queen Laugh at An Awards Ceremony in London This Week? “You’re doing good work.” That’s what 19-year-old Alexia Hilbertidou was told by Queen Elizabeth at an awards ceremony in London this week. On Tuesday, this driven Kiwi received a Queen’s Young Leaders Award for her work founding GirlBoss where she encourages women…