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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.
SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
The SAP.iO Venture Studio empowers and guides startups that address social needs or environmental concerns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
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.
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.
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.
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
Social enterprise award winners training immigrants and creating jobs
Cottonseed is the winner of this year’s Rotary Newmarket $10,000 Kick-Start Award, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation.
Datacom hackathon pushes social impact and CSR to the fore
The first prize went to Team Happy Life for charity Child Matters which provides adult training to help prevent child abuse.
Social enterprise changing lives over coffee and stroopwafels
The idea behind The Lifeboat is to create highly individualised experiences and interactions; no story is the same as the next.
Startup bringing STEM workshops to more schools with Mercedes win
MindKits was established in December 2008 after seeing a lack of support for New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing.
Social Enterprise World Forum sells out with six weeks to go
The Social Enterprise World Forum is an international event for social enterprises from all over the world to come together and share wisdom.
Whitepaper: How to explain why IT security needs more budget
Do you want to convince your higher-ups that IT and security need more budget?
A step-by-step guide to starting the security discussion with your executives
Your organisation has “jewels” in your servers and critical endpoints: Data.
Infographic: Why an outdated unified comms solution hurts your business
Seventy-one percent of IT professionals say their organisations use multiple communication or collaboration solutions unnecessarily.
The features that should be front and centre when evaluating SIEMs
According to Frost & Sullivan, SIEM can either be an enabler or a retardant and there's a thin line between the two - here's the key attributes.
Review: Cut through the noise with AI-driven threat analytics
SANS has provided an independent review of a new AI analytics solution designed to rescue businesses 'drowning in data' from SIEM platforms.