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Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Tue 6 Oct 2020
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Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
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Melinda Gates behind $50m drive to get women into tech
Mon 3 Feb 2020
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women in technology
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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.
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Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
Wed 25 Sep 2019
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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.
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Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
Mon 16 Sep 2019
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"As more social sector organisations recognise AI’s potential, we all have a role to play in supporting their work for a better world."
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NZ's The Cookie Project seeks to break down disability stigmas
Wed 28 Aug 2019
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social enterprise
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.
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Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
Mon 17 Jun 2019
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social enterprise
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
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'Tech for Good' community launches in NZ
Wed 21 Nov 2018
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social enterprise
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clearpoint
The group will encourage more discussion about how technology can work hand-in-hand with social innovation.
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NZ social procurement platform boosts social enterprise
Wed 31 Oct 2018
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new zealand post
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social enterprise
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ākina foundation
The online platform bridges the gap between social enterprises and potential buyers.
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Te Haa o Manukau: Auckland's newest coworking space
Thu 18 Oct 2018
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ateed
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social enterprise
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co-working
South Auckland is now home to a new cooworking and makerspace for budding entrepreneurs.
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Ākina Foundation adds Fulbright scholar to Board
Fri 12 Oct 2018
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social enterprise
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ākina foundation
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.
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New Zealand to get a boost on global impact investment stage
Tue 2 Oct 2018
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social enterprise
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ākina foundation
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impact investment
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.
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Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum coming to Wellington
Wed 8 Aug 2018
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The Ākina Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum, which is being held at Wellington Zoo in October.
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SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
Fri 8 Jun 2018
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The SAP.iO Venture Studio empowers and guides startups that address social needs or environmental concerns.
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How virtual reality is making people more human-centric
Fri 1 Jun 2018
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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.
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Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme
Tue 29 May 2018
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social enterprise
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new zealand business
As part of this programme, Ākina is launching The Impact Initiative, a platform to engage with the sector.
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Christchurch social enterprise convention nabs prize at global event awards
Mon 26 Mar 2018
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The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 was held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for three days in September.
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Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
Wed 14 Mar 2018
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The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
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NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Fri 9 Feb 2018
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social enterprise
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akina
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capital raising
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
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Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Tue 16 Jan 2018
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Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
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Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
Mon 15 Jan 2018
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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power / energy
"NextGen Energy is creating disruptive opportunities within the NZ electricity sector, and actively pursues the adoption of new technologies."
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Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Mon 27 Nov 2017
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startup
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social issues
Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.
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Change accelerator participants making positive social impact
Mon 6 Nov 2017
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accelerator
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new zealand business
New Zealand has some statistics we can’t be proud of right now, statistics around youth suicide, around homelessness, around incarceration.
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Ākina Foundation announces new CEO, farewells Alex Hannant
Thu 26 Oct 2017
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social enterprise
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akina
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Akina's new CEO, Louise Aitken was previously the programme manager of global sustainability and social responsibility at Fonterra.
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Wellington social enterprise launches web app for volunteers
Thu 26 Oct 2017
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rotary social enterprise kick-start award
“We found the volunteering process cumbersome, so we decided to design an easy solution to find opportunities that line up with your skills."
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