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Melinda Gates behind $50m drive to get women into tech
Melinda Gates is reportedly investing US$50 million in a new initiative to attract more women to the technology sector, starting with roots in the United States.
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
This month Christchurch has hosted two key events designed to encourage social entrepreneurship and innovation within New Zealand, with a particular focus on climate change and sustainability.
Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
"As more social sector organisations recognise AI’s potential, we all have a role to play in supporting their work for a better world."
NZ's The Cookie Project seeks to break down disability stigmas
The Cookie Project, a social enterprise based in New Zealand, has completed a New Zealand first with its first, real person traceable packaging utilising QR code technology.
Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
'Tech for Good' community launches in NZ
The group will encourage more discussion about how technology can work hand-in-hand with social innovation.
NZ social procurement platform boosts social enterprise
The online platform bridges the gap between social enterprises and potential buyers.
Te Haa o Manukau: Auckland's newest coworking space
South Auckland is now home to a new cooworking and makerspace for budding entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.