Do you have a head bursting with ideas and a phone full of new connections? Sounds like you’ve been to Techweek18 Tauranga.

We know, it’s a lot to absorb: 15 events across 5 days including a headline event at ASB Arena entitled 10 Billion Mouths.

Leading Change, an event held during Techweek Tauranga 2018, explored the opportunity to do good, sustainably, by adapting free enterprise to include an important innovation. Social enterprises innovate by using the basics of launching and running commercial enterprises while committing to achieving the ‘purpose’ of an organisation as an equal business priority to making a profit. They commit to trading in order to solve social challenges. Sustainability Options has been operating as a social enterprise in the Bay for four years. Given the rise of social enterprises, we thought you’d like to hear from one which has been working in this space for a while now. We asked Jo Wills to tell us about what they do and why...

Zino New Kiwis Challenge, organised by Zino Ventures for Techweek Tauranga 18. 


Unlocking the Bay

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How can innovation and disruption drive regional growth?

It’s said you need to be the change you want to see in the world, but often that change costs money.

International venture capital firm co-founder outlines challenges for Kiwi businesses.


Meet Your New Boss

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Discerning Food’s Future during Techweek Tauranga 2018

The story of high-value crops in New Zealand is taking a juicy twist as a Maori-owned horticulture business seeks to become ‘the Zespri of berries.’

Violence Free Future is a grassroots initiative, a “movement of change” born here in Tauranga Moana by locals, for locals.


GrowPlenty of Ideas

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Do you imagine a future like in the Terminator or Hunger Games movies, where survival is based on outwitting your opponent, or one where people work together, using technology to live sustainably?

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