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Tech week christchurch

The South Island is packed with cool Techweek events designed to teach, inspire and showcase the best of NZ tech and innovation. Take a look to see what’s happening near you.


On 11 May, National Coworking Day sweeps the country, so make sure you pop by Nelson’s award-winning coworking space, The Bridge Street Collective, and see what it’s like to work alongside the best creative tech minds in town.


The great people at West Coast Technology Education Trust are giving tech enthusiasts on the West Coast the opportunity to give VR a go at the Virtual Reality Experience - a series of events in Greymouth, Hokitika and Westport, across the week. Don’t miss them.


There are 32 Techweek events unfolding in the beautiful city of Christchuch, thanks to the support and hard work of Techweek'17 partner, CDC. Be sure to check them all out here.

If you’re a teacher, it’s a wonderful week to learn about sustaining human life on Mars, rocketry, and building quake-proof, sustainable tiny homes – all information that you can pass onto your years 9-11 students thanks to the ARA Institutes courses, which are supported by NASA and Fablab.

The inspiring young upstarts at Generation Zero are holding an event called Disrupting Climate Change, with a whole host of expert speakers who are putting their brilliant heads together to try to save the world.

For those early stage startups looking for investment, you couldn’t choose a better event to head along to than Demystifying the Series A & B Investment Decision, run by MOVAC, designed to educate startups about this oft-confusing process.

On Friday morning, KEA is hosting a breakfast discussion in collaboration with the Christchurch Chapter of SingularityU, around the future of food, which features a panel of experts from the farming, cooking, and corporate sectors.


The original sales and marketing jam are meeting to discuss sales, marketing, product management and getting US ready. The speakers line-up includes some incredible internationally-based tech talent including Even Cummack, product manager at Twilio,  and Holly Cardew, founder of Pixc.com.

On Wednesday, Greg Bodeker of Bodeker Scientific will discuss the attractions of Dunedin as a centre of research at A Home for the Centre for Space Science Technology.

This is just the start. There’s so much more to see, learn and do during Techweek’17 in the South Island. Get involved!