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'Tech for Good' community launches in NZ
The group will encourage more discussion about how technology can work hand-in-hand with social innovation.
21 Nov 18
NZ social procurement platform boosts social enterprise
The online platform bridges the gap between social enterprises and potential buyers.
31 Oct 18
Te Haa o Manukau: Auckland's newest coworking space
South Auckland is now home to a new cooworking and makerspace for budding entrepreneurs.
18 Oct 18
Ākina Foundation adds Fulbright scholar to Board
The Ākina Foundation is welcoming new Board of Trustees member Te Puoho (TP) Katene to its governance team, bringing the total number of board members to seven.
12 Oct 18
New Zealand to get a boost on global impact investment stage
The Aotearoa New Zealand National Advisory Boardis now a member of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing, which could mean more opportunities for social enterprises and developing businesses.
02 Oct 18
Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum coming to Wellington
The Ākina Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum, which is being held at Wellington Zoo in October.
08 Aug 18
SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
The SAP.iO Venture Studio empowers and guides startups that address social needs or environmental concerns.
08 Jun 18
How virtual reality is making people more human-centric
Most people are connected to one device or another throughout the day, and many have speculated that being more connected has made us more alone.
01 Jun 18
Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme
As part of this programme, Ākina is launching The Impact Initiative, a platform to engage with the sector.
29 May 18
Christchurch social enterprise convention nabs prize at global event awards
The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 was held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for three days in September.
26 Mar 18
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
14 Mar 18
NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
09 Feb 18
Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
16 Jan 18
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
15 Jan 18
Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.
27 Nov 17
Change accelerator participants making positive social impact
New Zealand has some statistics we can’t be proud of right now, statistics around youth suicide, around homelessness, around incarceration.
06 Nov 17
Ākina Foundation announces new CEO, farewells Alex Hannant
Akina's new CEO, Louise Aitken was previously the programme manager of global sustainability and social responsibility at Fonterra.
26 Oct 17
Wellington social enterprise launches web app for volunteers
“We found the volunteering process cumbersome, so we decided to design an easy solution to find opportunities that line up with your skills."
26 Oct 17
Urban farm raising capital with ‘Broccoli bonds’ on PledgeMe for social good
The innovative offer provides a financial return to their crowd, but can in part be repaid with produce.
10 Oct 17
Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
10 Oct 17
Social enterprise helps measure impact and equips minority groups with IT skills
Luis Duenas, EmpowerSE CEO, has over 10 years of experience in the industry, with a career across non-for profit and corporate sectors.
09 Oct 17
Ethique raises half a million dollars in less than a day
Ethique was published for only 90 minutes to the public before it hit the maximum goal.
02 Oct 17
NZ Post commits to supporting social enterprise
NZ Post is committing to purchase goods and services from at least three social enterprises over the next 12 months.
29 Sep 17
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
25 Sep 17