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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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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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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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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…

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Techweek19

Techweek19 is fast approaching and we would love to see a range diverse and exciting of events happening locally! Running from 20—26 May 2019 nationwide. Get involved! Techweek19 Key Dates 5 FEBRUARY | General Event Submissions Open 27 MARCH | Techweek19 Programme Launch and the start of the nationwide marketing campaign 8 APRIL | Event…

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Scale-Up New Zealand is set to speed up innovation and the growth of innovative businesses in Aoteoroa New Zealand.

Would you like your business to network better with funders, incubators, accelerators, multinationals and other businesses, both in NZ and overseas?  In April 2019 Callaghan Innovation will launch Scale-Up New Zealand, a free online platform that will showcase NZ’s vibrant innovation ecosystem to the world. Would you like your business to network better with funders, incubators,…

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Callaghan Innovation Student Grants Roadshow – 9 April, Christchurch

Helping recruit fresh skills and talent to drive innovation in your business. Are you in the market for additional staff to augment your current R&D team or access new skills to advance your product innovation? Callaghan Innovation’s Student Grants are a great way to access new expertise or take on a blue-sky project. The Callaghan…

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Christchurch tragedy-related scams and attacks

From Canterbury Tech On behalf of Cert NZ we have been asked to share this press please share to your own networks to spread as wide as possible CERT NZ has received reports of different opportunistic online scams and attacks in the wake of the tragic events in Christchurch last week. These reports include: online donation…

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Hi-Tech Awards

Tech, science and Mātauranga Māori: Vic Crone and Ian Taylor on the NZ Hi-Tech Awards and greater Māori representation in tech Entries for this year’s NZ Hi-Tech Awards close on Monday. Among the highest-profile categories: the Hi-Tech Kamupene Māori o te Tau (Māori Company of the Year). Tech, science and Mātauranga Māori are a powerful force, but…

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Come and join us for this informal panel discussion looking at policy-centred opportunities to support the local tech sector.

When: 19 March, 2:00 – 3:00 pm About this Event Join us for a brief discussion of public policy and what can be done to drive the tech sector forward. This will be a panel discussion where we hear from some key voices about how the government can support tech. Questions and opinions are welcome! Register…

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What is Cybersecurity & How Can You Protect Yourself?

Whether you’re shopping online for a loved one’s birthday or just keeping in touch with old friends, the Internet is where you will spend at least a small portion of your day. And with the internet comes all the dangers of internet usage. Phishing sites, scam and spam emails, malware, all of these terms may…

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Applications for incubation support are now open for the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019!

Welcome to the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019! We are excited about the innovative solutions that will no doubt come from this unique industry opportunity. Applications for incubation support are now open, so get your ideas in now. The challenge is open to businesses and individuals across the country who are ready to help create a…

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Gamers look to the cloud but consoles stay in control

Daily Telegraph UK At the very heart of the $206 billion gaming market, the console wars have raged for decades. From the febrile nineties face-off of Sega v Nintendo to the more recent three-way battle between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, the battle for supremacy under the television has driven video games to become the most…

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Fun stuff for your Club

Fun stuff for your Club Kendall Flutey on She Can Code. Kendall is the CEO of Banqer, a financial education platform that provides a hands-on environment for students to learn about money. Kendall was Young Māori Business Leader of the Year 2018, and now is Young New Zealander of the Year! She’s a brilliant role model for young Māori women…

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So I decided to run a Code Club

So I decided to run a Code Club… “I remember the look on the kids faces when things started to work and they were working on their programming projects. I remember the looks on the parents faces as they watched their kids bounding across the room towards a free computer to sit down and start…

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Code Club 4 Teachers

Code Club 4 Teachers Our Code Club 4 Teachers team spent four amazing days in Northland, running workshops with facilitators from Te Papa, University of Canterbury and Kia Takatū ā-Matihiko. Check out Project Manager Kate Allan’s story and photos from the experience. Code Club 4 Teachers provides fun, hands-on learning to help teachers get ready to teach the…

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Collett’s Corner

Collett’s Corner is New Zealand’s first equity crowdfunded community minded property development. It has been co-conceived, co-designed and now is the opportunity to own part of this pioneering development. The minimum investment is $100 (1 share), the maximum investment is 10% ownership of the company. The equity crowdfunding campaign is now open and closes March…

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ZIGZAG 101 Facebook for Business held last week at EPIC

Facebook For Business Workshop Thanks to the fabulous crew who joined my Facebook For Business Workshop today. Blackwells Mazda, Sandy Turner – Stylist, Boot Camp with Kaz, HarrisonBloy Plumbing & Bathrooms, EPIC Innovation Campus, The Speed Network Christchurch, More Of YouLots of tips, tricks and ideas shared and they've all been working on amazing content…

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Victoria Toastmasters in the City

FOMO? Do you have a Fear Of Missing Out, of failing to step up and grab opportunities in business work and life? Perhaps people tell you to go and “get more confidence”, like it’s next to the toothpaste at the supermarket. It’s not. WT…! Well, this is What Toastmasters is For! Toastmasters is an international…

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Marketing updates for Kiwi tech companies.

  Read Concentrate’s February newsletter for the latest on marketing bots and other cool MarTech, how Kiwi tech companies compare to US tech companies when it comes to lead generation, and more. https://hubs.ly/H0gyMhs0

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Event submissions are now open for Techweek19!

Our new website is now live and event submissions are open for Techweek19! Techweek19 will be running from 20-26 May this year, and is the world’s only nationwide festival of innovation — showcasing New Zealand as a place where leading solutions to some of the biggest global challenges are born. Techweek events vary from major conferences…

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New Zealand’s tech community picks their top trends to look out for in 2019

By IDEALOG, 01 Feb 2019 As part of  Idealog spotlight on the year ahead, they reached out to a few key players in the tech industry, such as Paymark, The Icehouse, Callaghan Innovation, Soul Machines, Fintech NZ and Method, to see what trends and categories they think will be dominating the tech sector in 2019 and why. Here are their…

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The Tahi Rua Toru Tech Challenge is now open

Sign in to see how your for school, kura and code club can get involved. Most students participate in the 123Tech Challenge as a classroom activity, however you can also enter through your local Code Club (check out codeclub.nz for more information). How to get involved

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Applications open now for Lightning Lab Tourism

This year the nationwide business accelerator will be run right here – out of Christchurch International Airport. Up to 10 ventures will be accepted onto the programme to help build a sustainable tourism industry in New Zealand. For more information, or to apply for Lightning Lab Tourism visit: www.lightninglab.co.nz/tourism/ Lightning Lab Lightning Lab is New…

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GGJNext – The Jam – early March 2019!

Find out how you can become involved https://ggjnext.org/jam

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Global Game Jam® – Christchurch 2019 January 25 @ 8:00 AM – January 27 @ 5:00 PM

The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world’s largest game jam event (game creation) taking place around the world at physical locations. Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves…

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What lies inside Rocket Lab’s secret US military contracts?

Author Ollie Neas | Guest writer- The Spinoff Rocket Lab is a celebrated New Zealand success story, with a stated mission to open access to space and improve life on Earth. Yet many of its key contracts are with the US military and their suppliers. Ollie Neas reports on the dark side of a local business hero….

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Winners of Future City Activators Hackathon Secure Funding from Christchurch City Council

  Wai Watch were the winners of our recent Future City Activator hackathon with their solution to curb Christchurch’s extraordinarily high residential water usage.  After many months of working closely with Christchurch City Council’s Innovation and Sustainability Committee, we are so pleased to be able to congratulate the Wai Watch team for securing funding for their first pilot…

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Working together to apply AI for social good

Google.org is issuing an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they could use AI to help address societal challenges. Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, Google.org grant funding from a $25M pool, credit and consulting from Google Cloud, and more. At Google, we believe that…

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Practical Tools for Active Startups – Intensive Online Marketing Workshop

DATE AND TIME Fri 23 November 2018, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM LOCATION GreenHouse, 146a Lichfield Street, Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 As a follow-up to our recent Practical Tools for Active Startups – Online Marketing session with Sam Frost, we are pleased to present this strictly limited hands-on workshop with Sam. This session is suitable as a follow-up for those who…