Choice and Squawk Squad are Social Enterprises that are addressing significant social and environmental issues. Both are founded by Alex, who will be at next week's Social Innovation Opportunity and Tauranga Startup Weekend 

Meet Leonie, with this being her fifth time mentoring, she knows Startup Weekend more than your average Joe (or should I say Jane) and is ready to help get some ideas off the ground! 

This is one entrepreneur you’ll want to meet - Laura is a founder, investor and mentor in deep tech start-ups - intellectual property rich and bleeding edge opportunities

Safe Surfer is a Tauranga-based social enterprise established in 2016 by Rory Birkbeck and fellow IT expert Aaron Sinclair.

What does social innovation mean and what is the potential of social innovation to help us tackle pressing social and environmental issues and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

The Social Innovation Opportunity is right now. And so is your chance to gain more awareness of social innovation and how it can be fostered locally to address the big issues our world is facing.