Archive for the ‘Some awesome changes happening at EPIC’ Category

Top Google researcher to speak at Auckland digital summit

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Google Research machine perception lead engineering director Tomas Izo will be a speaker at the biggest global tech summit ever held in New Zealand in Auckland on February 19 and 20.


EPIC’s 5th birthday

Friday, October 27th, 2017

It’s our birthday! We are 5 years old this week and want to take the opportunity to thank all the businesses, groups and individuals that have supported us as tenants, by attending events or even just popping in for a coffee. It’s been a great ride and we are looking forward to the next 7!

Save the date: NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2018 Launch Event

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The 2018 Hi-Tech Awards will open for entry at the beginning of December and  the occasion will be marked with special launch events for people interested in entering the Awards.

This year there are three launch events in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland – save the date. Details are:

Details for our Wellington event:

When: 5pm – 7pm, 28 November
Where: PWC, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington
Register here.

Details for our Christchurch event:

When: 5pm – 7pm, 29 November
Where: Duncan Cotterill, 148 Victoria St, Christchurch
Register here.

Details for our Auckland event:

When: 5pm – 7pm, 30 November
Where: PWC, L22 PWC Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland
Register here.

Why should you attend?

Come along and find out:

  • What the 2018 categories are
  • Why you should enter
  • The positive impact of being a finalist and a winner
  • The benefits you will get just by entering
  • The biggest mistake that entrants make
  • How to write that killer entry
  • Important deadlines for entering

Attend and win TWO tickets to the Gala Dinner worth over $500!

Numbers are strictly limited to these special events so register early to ensure your place. By attending you will go in the draw to win two free tickets to the Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner in Christchurch on the 25th of May 2018.

For more information on this event or the 2018 NZ Hi-Tech Awards email or call 09 984 4140.

Inbound 17 – the marketer’s Woodstock (minus the drugs)

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Concentrate has been represented at Inbound before, but it was my first opportunity to witness it first hand, and I did not know what to expect. Except, maybe, an under-the-hood view of the platform, learn some tips and tricks about marketing tech…

What actually awaited me was a festive atmosphere, a cornucopia of talks and learning sessions on a variety of topics that ran in parallel, all of which I wanted to attend (leading to serious FOMO).

The four days there were jam-packed with inspirational speeches and interviews with the likes of Michelle Obama, Ed Catmull, buzzy product announcements – the sort that would put the hyped annual iPhone curtain raisers to shame. Then there were the marketing tech vendors’ stations that featured some cutting-edge solutions that are coming to our shores (and Concentrate’s clients) soon.

While the overwhelming theme of ‘what’s coming’ and ‘what’s new’ was around the use of video, there were a few novel products incorporating what some would consider ‘old-school’ into the digital age. Consider a tool that integrates into your CRM and based on pre-defined triggers, sends a physical direct mail to your contact. I am looking at you, the amazing folks at Postalytics.

To read the full post click here.

Supporting local causes

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Grant Dalton and the Team New Zealand boys are coming back to Christchurch to support the re-build of Pleasant Point Yacht Club in South Brighton.  They have a $1million shortfall and we would love support.  Team New Zealand will be sharing their story, the ups and downs and everything else in between; inspirational for everyone; because Kiwis Can Fly.  Great auction prizes with Richie McCaw flying 4 people to a Mystery Location, Hot Lap with Greg Murphy, signed Team NZ gear (collectors items now), double sulky ride with Monkey King.

The event is from 7.00pm to 9.00pm Saturday 14th October – tickets $35.00 adult – $20.00 kids under 15.  Bring the family.

We are still looking for sponsorship and prize support.

For further information please contact Wendy 0272019240

Canterbury Tech Summit

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The recent Canterbury Tech Summit was a great event again this year with high calibre speakers, great breakout sessions and a huge number of attendees. The speakers were from all around the world and discussed topics from Positioning through to AI. We are looking forward to seeing what next year will hold.

Explore your Business Opportunities and Partners in Taiwan: Startups and Young Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

TECO is going to co-host a workshop with Creative HQ (Wellington) to bridge Young Entrepreneurs between New Zealand and Taiwan. The workshop has been scheduled to be held in the afternoon on Monday 25 September at Creative HQ.

The aim is to create a mechanism to facilitate young entrepreneurs, startups, inventors between the two side to leverage each other for business expansion.

Please follow the link below for registration.


Finalists of Callaghan Innovation’s C-Prize have been announced

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

10 finalists have been announced in Callaghan Innovation’s biennial C-Prize Challenge where innovators were tasked with creating the next generation of wearable technology. The winner receives a $100,000 prize package.

Some of the finalists include Rehabilitation Innovation team who aim to help stroke sufferers, Team Rippl who want to change the way deaf people interact with the environment, and Team Hauraki who hope to improve communication for people with language impairment.

Find out more about the finalists here. 

Upcoming Canterbury Tech Summit

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The Canterbury Tech Summit is happening on the 14th September this year and time is running out to claim your free early bird membership tickets.

Canterbury Tech members are able to access free early bird membership tickets up until the 31st July. Make sure you don’t miss out by registering here.

To view the full schedule for the day, click here.

Canterbury Tech Summit bringing in some big names

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The 2017 Canterbury Tech Summit will feature some widely renowned speakers, headed by keynote speaker, Silicon Valley Tech Marketing powerhouse Andy Cunningham. The event will take place 14th September at the Wigram Air Force museum and is a great opportunity for the tech community to get together, share ideas and hear some inspirational speakers share their stories.

To find out more about the speakers and register for the event, visit the website here. 

GovTech is the new black

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The Techweek ’17 event ‘GovTech is the New Black’ was hosted by R9 Accelerator on Friday 12 May at BizDojo Wellington. The GovTech themed event was presented in 7×7 format, featuring seven speakers presenting for seven minutes each. Speakers ranged from private sector startups to government innovation projects and detailed the technologies that are advancing government’s service to businesses and interactions with citizens.

Showcasing just a handful of the innovations occurring in government, ‘GovTech is the New Black’ highlighted Wellington’s positioning as an emerging global leader in the GovTech sector.

To find out more about the event and watch the recording, click here.

Shadow Tech getting more young girls into IT

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

NZTech initiative Shadow Tech is attracting more young girls into IT. The programme, run in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, gives young girls an opportunity to spend the day in a tech company, shadowing a mentor.

Produced with the support of the Ministry of Youth Development, Shadow Tech Day is a collaboration between NZTech and the Manukau Institute of Technology bringing together tech firms and other tertiary institutes throughout New Zealand, to connect hundreds of schoolgirls with the possibilities of tech.

If you are interested in finding out more about the programme or registering to become a mentor, visit the website here.

Tech Week is coming

Friday, April 28th, 2017

As we approach the week-to-go point of Tech Week, it’s a good opportunity to check out the programme and line up the events you want to attend.

With a large number of events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, plus events in the other areas of the country, there is something for everyone.

Click here to find out the full Tech Week programme. 

SingularityU Christchurch event

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
SingularityU have got a whole lot of events lined up for this year’s Techweek NZTickets are super limited, so make sure you’re speedy.

They are hosting events in Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch to bring you another series of in depth discussions around what’s been happening in exponential tech over the last six months – from AI to blockchain, agritech and more – so that you’re always one step ahead of the curve.

They will also be hosting a trio of panels across the country where a brilliant line up of panelists will explore various exponential themes. Speakers include: Doctor Lance O’Sullivan, Paul Ash, Mandy Simpson, Nathaniel Calhoun, Jade Temepara and many more.

All of our events are $50 each (good food and drinks provided, of course).