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Kia ora readers,
Last week, I was working on the NZTech annual report in preparation for our 25 July AGM. It has been a crazy busy year for the New Zealand Tech Alliance and across the entire tech ecosystem. Check out these numbers…
- 22 tech associations working together
- 87% annual growth in membership
- 1,080 unique member organisations
- 455 individual members (TechWomen and Tech Marketers) marketers
- 1,535 paid members
- 122 Connect Events for members and 6 conferences in 2018
- 86 media stories
- 562 tech events in 7 days
- 62 Techweek TV sessions
- 882 speakers
- 38 towns running events
- 46,252 attendees
- 420 year 9 and 10 girls
- 93 mentor companies offering a day’s tech work experience
- 5 cities
- 2,680 students registered for the latest cohort
- 1,219 completed profiles, up 31% on last year
- 49 companies paying for interns, offering 62 jobs
- 3,700 students/akonga involved
- 1001 teachers signed up from 601 schools/kura
- 621 projects underway
NZTech, the associations in the Tech Alliance, partners such as the IT Professionals and Summer of Tech are all working to help create a more prosperous New Zealand underpinned by a thriving tech ecosystem. However, the statistics I don’t have, includes the number of amazing volunteers for these important initiatives. I do know that the NZTech group alone, has more than 30 working groups with close to 400 voluntary members!
There are so many opportunities to be involved and help make a difference. The examples above are just some of the many numbers that New Zealand’s fastest growing sector creates, but we can do more. For example, if thousands of students are looking for internships but only 49 companies are offering 62 jobs, that doesn’t work! Please consider taking on an intern and you will find it is a great way to access new emerging talent.
Let’s all do our bit to help ensure New Zealand has a prosperous future!
PS: Don’t forget to register to attend our AGM on 25 July in Auckland.
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