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NZTech Inform – connecting for a better tomorrow

It’s that time of the year again! Our annual national festival celebrating tech is only six weeks away. Techweek22 showcases tech creativity, innovations and opportunities throughout Aotearoa.
There’s something for everyone, including interactive family friendly events to sector specific demonstrations. This year’s theme is Connect for a better tomorrow, Hono mai e whai hua ai ā taihoa and the preliminary programme has just been announced. Currently, headline events include building high performing tech teamsIndustry 4.0Tauranga Tech FuturesTech Talk Taupoinspiring women in technologyPlantLab22Ōtara 4.0 Māori & Pasifika Creative Techpathways to techbuild your own robote-invoicingleveraging Zoom’s developer platform and more.
Final event submissions are due by Tuesday 12 April, so if you’re considering an event, submit it now to avoid missing out. But first, check out this year’s promo video.
Callaghan Innovation and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have announced the fourth Kōkiri cohort, the accelerator for Māori-led startups. It’s great to see a wide range of tech-enabled businesses, including edtech, e-sports, fintech and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The 2022 cohort includes 26 founders across 10 startups, representing an exciting mix of experiences and skillsets.
In a perfect example of NZ Inc working together, NZTech has joined the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), Callaghan Innovation and the Angel Investors Association to co-invest in ensuring New Zealand’s startup and scaleup ecosystem is included in the global Startup Genome analysis in 2022. A country analysis of New Zealand is being prepared as part of this ongoing global analysis and comparison of startup ecosystems. I’m looking forward to seeing how we compare.

Ngā mihi,

Graeme Muller

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