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SALT District brings home the silverware

  From Left to Right: David Snyder (Town Team Movement), Ethan Kent (Project for Public Spaces, PlacemakingX), Mike Percasky (SALT Collective Charitable Trust), Charles Landry (Creative Cities Index). The team behind the beating heart of Christchurch’s most innovative and edgy District has been recognised at a major international awards. Ōtākaro and SALT District were last…

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Lift off in Christchurch: city’s plan to be New Zealand’s aerospace testbed by 2025

  Christchurch aims to be at the centre of New Zealand’s burgeoning aerospace sector by 2025, according to the city’s aerospace strategic plan. Read the sector plan here. Read the summary here. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to develop the plan which sets out goals and actions for…

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NZ Hi-Tech Awards Launch Event

Interesting in finding out more about the awards and how you can be involved?  This event will kick off with a “fireside” chat with two Flying Kiwis and one of our young achievers. This will be followed by a quick run-through on the 2020 Awards, with tips and tricks on writing that killer entry. WHEN  4 December 2019 WHERE…

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Vodafone xone Startup Accelerator 2019 – Applications now open!!

Kia Ora!! I hope things are going well for you and your teams as we get closer towards the end of 2019 – It’s been a big year for us at Vodafone xone, and I wanted to share some details about our new xone accelerator programme of which we have just opened applications! J The least important…

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The Quantum Industrial Revolution – Christchurch

WHEN: 23 Oct 2019 5:30 PM WHERE: Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation Madras HOW LONG: 1.5 hours Whilst quantum computing, and quantum cryptography gain headlines in the popular press, there is a quiet revolution underway in the industry. What are 50 of the world’s largest companies planning in the light of this next big…

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Startup Breakfast Club: Building a Successful Team

WHEN: 31 Oct 2019 7:15 AM WHERE:Te Ōhaka, Kahukura Building (Ara) HOW LONG:1 hour 45 minutes Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Breakfast Club – powered by MYOB and sponsored by DHL – is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you’ll find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your…

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C-Prize 2019 – Information Evening – Empowering New Zealand’s next generation of environmental innovators

22nd October 5.30 -7.30 pm, at Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation This year’s C-Prize competition is challenging entrants to develop innovative tech-based solutions with the power to change environmental outcomes. At this information evening at Te Ōhaka, you’ll hear from leading New Zealand environmental innovators, learn more about the challenge, hear how to…

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COME AND SEE THE FINALISTS PITCH THEIR SOLUTIONS!

CHALLENGE PITCH FEST AND AWARDS EVENT ON OCTOBER 18 ChristchurchNZ and Airbus are pleased to announce the eight finalists in the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019. The finalists are: Christ’s College Drones Technologies NZ Ltd Kea Aerospace Landpro Lincoln University NIWA Samplair Seequent New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019 Pitchfest About this Event Finalist Pitchfest-Book Here…

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‘The Ministry of Awesome’ reflects the exciting new era of Christchurch startups

Written by Steven Moe Guest writer for The Spinoff There’s an innovation renaissance brewing in post-earthquake Christchurch as multicultural entrepreneurship replaces the old boys’ network. This required a new name, writes Steven Moe. An unusual name that evokes images from Harry Potter is fine by the Ministry of Awesome, because it immediately sets it apart. Founded in…

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EISENHOWER FELLOWSHIP Indonesia – New Zealand – Australia Regional Conference Wellington, 26 October 2019 “PARTNERS IN HUMANITY: Managing Harmony & Diversity”

EPIC is proud to be supporting the Eisenhower Fellowship (EF) Regional conference in Wellington this year. Eisenhower Fellows from Indonesia are initiating a collaborative conference with New Zealand and Australia Fellows to commemorate the Eisenhower Day of Fellowship highlighting the critical issues of social harmony and diversity. The objective of this collaboration is to strengthen…

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Google’s Maps adds augmented reality – for walking directions that might actually work

Google’s Maps app has got a new augmented reality or “Live View” feature, which should help solve a persistent annoyance: knowing which way to head when you’re following directions. You know the drill: a blue dot appears on the map on your smartphone’s screen – but it’s often hard to tell which way you’re supposed…

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NZ video gaming billion-dollar export industry by 2024: report

NZ Herald New Zealand’s interactive media and games sector could create a billion-dollar export industry by 2024, a new report outlining the sector reveals. Interactive Aotearoa, a report produced by the New Zealand Game Developers Association with support from NZTech, WeCreate and government agencies, identified interactive games as the greatest potential creator of new jobs…

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Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo 2019

The Smart Christchurch team is hosting the third annual Innovation Expo at the newly restored Christchurch Town Hall.  We are inviting exhibitors to showcase their innovative solutions to the Christchurch public, civic leaders, and other key people invited to attend. The outcomes for the Smart Christchurch Innovation Expo include: Demonstrate new approaches to solving persistent…

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Australian VCs in Chch

Want to meet and hear from Australian venture capitalists who have backed incredible Kiwi and Australian startups, as they demystify their investment and speak on how they identify, invest and work with startups? Join us for a special panel event – Australian VCs in New Zealand, on 3rd September in Christchurch. Spaces are limited, register for your ticket today:…

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Lightning Lab Tourism Demo Day

For the last three months ten early-stage businesses have been honing their concept, building their business proposition and are ready to showcase their sustainable tourism venture to the world. Come and see their concepts! When:    Tuesday 20 August, 5.30pm to 8pm Venue:   Christchurch Town Hall, James Hay Theatre, 86 Kilmore Street RSVP here Read more about Lightning Lab Tourism and the participating ventures here.

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Concentrate is the only agency in Australia and New Zealand to reach HubSpot Diamond Partner and HubSpot Master Trainer status

Concentrate is the only agency in Australia and New Zealand to reach HubSpot Diamond Partner and HubSpot Master Trainer status. Find out more here: https://hubs.ly/H0jX9Tx0 Diamonds are an agency’s best friend Concentrate is the first company in Australia and New Zealand to reach Diamond Partner and Master Trainerstatus for international software company HubSpot. That puts us in the…

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The anatomy of a tech marketing superstar

Springfield in our home province of Canterbury used to be mostly famous for its giant donut (a homage to its cartoon namesake), but it has now hit the national consciousness as having the ‘’rudest café in New Zealand’. While the humble restaurant has generated a mountain of publicity, it’s not a marketing approach we would typically recommend. Here’s…

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The EPIC Podcast – Canterbury Tech- EPIC Podcast episode 2 – Sarah Heal (Information Leadership) OUT NOW

  In episode 2 of the EPIC podcast series journalist Kris Herbert interviews Sarah Heal, Director & co-founder of Information Leadership. We talk about their journey so far, their team, how they became Microsoft’s exclusive partner for information management in NZ and some of the interesting hiring decisions they’ve made. Following the interview, Andy Poulsen chats…

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Dave Sewell on Leadership in Business and beating Stress

http://seeds.libsyn.com/dave-sewell Dave has been studying leadership and the key elements that make up a good leader.  As well as that his focus is to understand stress and what that does to leaders, in both good and bad ways.  In this interview we talk about his origins in Scotland, what brought him to New Zealand, his…

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Matariki: Bic Runga Live in the Great Hall

Critically acclaimed Kiwi musician Bic Runga, the first resident in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s newly restored Creative Residencies programme, is performing a special concert to raise funds for the centre’s ongoing post-quake restoration. The globally renowned musician is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most loved and treasured artists. Her many accolades…

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Techweek19 event – Smart cities – What are they and how can we get there?

  Venue – SIGNAL ICT GRADUATE SCHOOL, 181 HIGH ST, CHRISTCHURCH CENTRAL  When – TUESDAY 21 MAY 1:00PM – 2:30PM Free event Hear from one of NZ’s leading Smart City Practitioners, who explores how data and new technologies can make our cities smarter, safer places for us to live, work & play. What’s it all about?…

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Tech Marketers Group: Through the looking glass on Marketing Automation

Not your usual filtered view of marketing automation – our panel reflects on what they wouldn’t do, could they do it all over again. What’s it all about? We’re going through the ‘looking glass’ on marketing automation! One of the biggest challenges facing marketers in technology companies is how to make budgets go further. Marketing…

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Techweek19-20-26 May

Did you know? The Canterbury tech sector employs 15,000 people within the region, contributing a massive $2.4 billion to our GDP. New Zealand’s week-long festival of innovation, featuring diverse and exciting tech events, is fast approaching and new events are being added daily. Techweek19 showcases cutting edge technology and amplifies brilliant local ideas that are solving the biggest global…

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PITCH AND PIZZA

  Pitch & Pizza is an event for start ups who are looking for investment in the next two to six months. The event is a relaxed “dragons den” format with panellists from the Canterbury innovation ecosystem, providing Q&A on what is an investible pitch. The primary objective is to provide start ups with the…

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Startup Breakfast Club: Startup Accelerators

  Ministry of Awesome’s Startup Breakfast Club – powered by MYOB and sponsored by DHL – is your monthly morning caffeine hit where you’ll find valuable social networks, gain business insight, and find the critical support you need to power your venture forward. This month’s Breakfast Club’s theme is startup acceleration at all its stages….

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Concentrate Ltd presents-Growth Hacks for Tech Sales & Marketing Teams – Could you drive faster growth internationally?

We’ve crunched the numbers from our 2018 Market Measures survey so that your tech business can gain insight into how to grow through sales and marketing. At the upcoming Techweek festival, Concentrate’s CEO Owen Scott will be presenting the 9 growth hacks we’ve identified from analysing data from 300+ Kiwi tech companies in a 60 minute webinar. Growth Hacks for Sales…

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Limitless have a Part Time job vacancy

  Limitless is an organization with a mission to equip young New Zealanders to lead lives of passion and purpose. Founded in 2016, they run programs with an aspiration to empower young people for greater agency for their pathways to purposeful work – work that aligns with their strengths and values. They have developed and…

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IT Support for The Canterbury Muslim Community Trust (CMCT)

We are all reeling from the Mosque tragedy on the 15th of March and many in the Canterbury tech community have been asking how they can help the Muslim families and community. CMCT reached out to Canterbury Tech asking for help to implement information systems for their fast evolving projects. CMCT has identified 4 general projects that require…

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Wil McLellan on co founding EPIC

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CANTERBURY TECH COMMUNITY REMEMBERS…Tuesday 2nd April at Vodafone Xone.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER Join us at our upcoming monthly event on Tuesday 2nd April at Vodafone Xone. This will be a commemorative event for our Tech Community to remember the lives of the victims of the Christchurch Terrorist Attack, 15 March 2019. We will come together to acknowledge those we have lost, connect with each…