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REGnosys & WISE partner to tackle gender inequality in tech sector
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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REGnosys partners WISE, a social enterprise, to combat gender inequality in technology by improving young women's awareness of STEM careers and amplifying female role models in the sector.
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Koat.ai and Plato AI join forces to revolutionise data intelligence
Fri, 17th Nov 2023
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Koat.ai partners with Plato AI to redefine data intelligence and foster unparalleled innovation in the sector.
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Google.org launches AI, security and resilience initiative in APAC
Fri, 25th Aug 2023
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Google.org, in partnership with Infoxchange and the ADB, will provide digital resilience training to 40 NGOs in Asia and the Pacific.
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Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Tue, 6th Oct 2020
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Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
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Melinda Gates behind $50m drive to get women into tech
Mon, 3rd Feb 2020
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Melinda Gates invests $50M to boost women in tech with GET Cities initiative.
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Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
Wed, 25th Sep 2019
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Christchurch leads with eco-innovation at key summits on sustainability and social enterprise.
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Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
Mon, 16th Sep 2019
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Google's AI Impact Challenge has attracted over 2600 applications worldwide from organizations with no experience in AI.
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NZ's The Cookie Project seeks to break down disability stigmas
Wed, 28th Aug 2019
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NZ's Cookie Project intro's QR-coded, disability-aware packaging.
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Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
Mon, 17th Jun 2019
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This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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'Tech for Good' community launches in NZ
Wed, 21st Nov 2018
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ClearPoint launches 'Tech for Good' in NZ to bridge tech with social innovation.
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NZ social procurement platform boosts social enterprise
Wed, 31st Oct 2018
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New social procurement hub 'Fwd:' launches, uniting eco-conscious firms with social enterprises.
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Te Haa o Manukau: Auckland's newest coworking space
Thu, 18th Oct 2018
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South Auckland unveils Te Haa o Manukau, a new hub for local entrepreneurs fostering talent and innovation.
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Ākina Foundation adds Fulbright scholar to Board
Fri, 12th Oct 2018
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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.
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New Zealand to get a boost on global impact investment stage
Tue, 2nd Oct 2018
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ANZNAB joins Global Impact Investing Group, fostering growth in NZ's social enterprise sector.
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Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum coming to Wellington
Wed, 8th Aug 2018
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The Ākina Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum, which is being held at Wellington Zoo in October.
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SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
Fri, 8th Jun 2018
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SAP unveils drive for innovation and inclusivity with startup incubator and social ventures.
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How virtual reality is making people more human-centric
Fri, 1st Jun 2018
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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.
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Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme
Tue, 29th May 2018
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Ākina Foundation launches a three-year initiative to bolster NZ's social enterprise sector.
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Christchurch social enterprise convention nabs prize at global event awards
Mon, 26th Mar 2018
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Akina Foundation's Social Enterprise Forum 2017 wins second at Eventex Awards.
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Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
Wed, 14th Mar 2018
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The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
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NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Fri, 9th Feb 2018
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Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
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Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Tue, 16th Jan 2018
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Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
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Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
Mon, 15th Jan 2018
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NextGen Energy, a not-for-profit NZ power firm, now accepts Bitcoin for bill payments.
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Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Mon, 27th Nov 2017
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Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.