TINWire Tech News Roundup: 11 March 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Last week was a great week for making connections, sharing ideas and facilitating networks – all of which make our role at TIN so rewarding. I attended a Canterbury Tech Cluster event in Christchurch where I was graciously hosted by newly-appointed GM Neil Hamilton and chairman David Carter. Theirs is a thriving ecosystem with dynamic start-ups through to well-established businesses …

InvestHER Event

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

We were pleased to have the opportunity to attend last week’s inaugural InvestHER investment showcase event for female-led ventures, held in conjunction with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), FNZC and Spark. Following a welcome video message from NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and others, their founders – all women – presented to the large gathered crowd, pitching for funding …

TINShed: Filling the Talent Gap

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Generator hosted our first TINShed for the year last Thursday, 28th February – Filling the Talent Gap. We were honored to have Hon David Parker provide an opening address at the event. Thanks to panelists Simon Bennett (AWF Madison), Victoria MacLennan (OptimalBI, NZRise, Digital Skills Forum and Code Club Aotearoa) & Victoria Hayward (Douglas Pharmaceuticals) for their insightful comments and …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 25 February 19

Sarah Gardyne Tech News, TIN News

Summer’s not done just yet, so still time to reflect on the incredible future of the tech sector for New Zealand. So, it was exciting to see Banqer’s CEO Kendall Flutey recognised as Young New Zealander of the Year at the Kiwibank awards recently; it’s a much-deserved accolade for a young entrepreneur who has done a huge amount to bring …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 10 December 18

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Welcome to our last issue of TINWire for 2018. And what a year it’s been! As our 2018 Report showed, New Zealand’s top 200 technology companies have achieved record growth in profitability in the past year, helping secure a long-term future for our country’s tech sector. And as we see out the final weeks of the year, we see further …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 26 November 18

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The incredible momentum around investment in the tech sector continues to grow as capital horizons become more global. For example, recent news stories in this week’s TINWire include Christchurch’s Seequent acquiring Canada’s Geosoft, Tauranga’s Robotics Plus receiving investment from Japan’s Yamaha, and Auckland’s Rocket Lab securing $206m from NZ Australian and US investors. You can find more information about ‘Buy …

TINWire Tech News Roundup: 12 November 18

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Last week we drew a close to a very successful 2018 TIN Report launch – but that success belongs to you all. Our work is only made possible due to the support of the wider TIN community, and the fantastic work you’re doing to help make tech the vibrant and innovative sector it is in New Zealand. I applaud you …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Christchurch

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Christchurch’s GreenHouse Innovation Hub played host to the Christchurch launch event of the 2018 TIN Report, with TIN MD Greg Shanahan presenting key findings and insights from this year’s Report. In addition, David Carter, Chair of the Canterbury Tech Cluster gave an update on the tech sector from a local perspective, including what to expect from the sector over the …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Wellington

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Early stage tech entrepreneurs, industry heavyweights, investors and supporters gathered at Wellington’s Biz Dojo yesterday to celebrate the launch of the 2018 TIN Report and hear the key findings and insights from TIN MD Greg Shanahan. In addition, David Perks and Dorien Vermaas from the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, WREDA, discussed what we can expect from the Wellington region’s …

Launch of the 2018 TIN Report – Auckland

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Nearly 300 people from New Zealand’s technology community thronged Auckland’s Cordis Hotel last night to celebrate the launch of the 2018 TIN Report. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicked off the gala event with a video message that highlighted key findings from this year’s TIN Report. MC David Downs (General Manager, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) then led the audience through …