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PledgeMe
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.
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AUT University
Ākina Foundation wins AUT Business Support Award
The award recognises organisations that deliver quality products and services to help businesses maximise their endeavours.
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Social enterprise
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.
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Apple iPhone
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.
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New Zealand Post / NZ Post
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.
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Apple iPhone
Social enterprise Ethique launches second equity crowdfunding campaign
Ethique is expecting to raise a minimum of $350,000, and up to $500,000.
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Awards
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.
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Cloud
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.
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Social enterprise
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.
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Education
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.
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Social enterprise
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.
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Entrepreneur
Empowering indigenous communities driving force for EHF Fellow
Kaye-Maree Dunn wants her work to inspire indigenous people internationally, starting in New Zealand.
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Social enterprise
Kiwi social enterprise drops a cherry bomb with new cola flavour
Every bottle sold makes money for the Karma Cola Foundation, supporting cola farmers in Sierra Leone.
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Competition
Rotary kick-start award winner wants to break youth unemployment cycle
Zeal is a family of passionate misfits who want to help every young Kiwi express their unique creativity.
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Cloud
SAP and Akina Foundation bring together corporate and social enterprises to engage with community
Working on Purpose, will be held in conjunction with Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 at Papa Hou in Christchurch on September 28.
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Māori
Ākina Foundation issues final call for Māori entrepreneurs who want to experience SEWF 2017
Māori entrepreneurs who’d like to attend this year’s Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchuch have until July 31 to apply.
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Social enterprise
Social enterprise offers South Auckland mums flexible employment
The company offers mums part-time work that can be completed in their own homes producing its organic beeswax wraps.
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Social enterprise
Akina welcomes $1.85m Government commitment to social enterprise
“Until now we have lacked the connectedness and sector strategy that makes individual efforts more productive and powerful.”
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Social enterprise
Christchurch social enterprise event to co-design sector’s future
The SEWF 2017 programme is split into three categories in order to appeal to a range of different learning and working styles: Listen, Discuss, Do.
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NV Interactive
NZ agency named double finalist in Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Awards
NV interactive was named a finalist in the Cloud for Global Good and Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security categories.
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Social Media
Personal branding and social enterprise – upcoming Spark Labs events
The events will feature MotivateMe founder Makaia Carr and Eat My Lunch founder Lisa King.
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Employment
Eight chosen for first NZ employment social enterprise accelerator
Launchpad Work, run by the Ākina Foundation, will work closely with the eight enterprises across a six-month period to accelerate their growth.
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Fintech
Kiwi fintech startup wins international social enterprise award
Banqer received the Economic Citizenship Education Award at the Global Inclusion Awards ceremony in Berlin, a first for NZ companies.
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Social enterprise
Bursary fund for attendance at 2017 Social Enterprise World Forum announced
The fund will provide successful applicants with assistance for flights to the value of AU$1700, accommodation and conference tickets.