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Tech for Good launches in New Zealand
Posted on 21-Nov-2018 10:14 | Filed under: News

Tech for Good will bring the not for profit sector, social enterprise and social impact initiatives together with the technology sector, changemakers, foundations and businesses across New Zealand, through regular events.


Each of these events will be focused on a different challenge and topic of conversation. The aim of these meetups is to create opportunity for social enterprise, to ensure change making projects can come to fruition and deliver good to the community.


The organisation will be overseen by a steering group of cross-sector tech specialists, who will offer their ongoing support and strategic guidance to ensure the organisation grows and thrives in New Zealand.


This team consist of Annie Legge, founder of The Dot Project UK and founder of the Tech for Good NZ group, Hamish Rumbold, CEO - ClearPoint, NZ, Non-Executive Director of NZ Super Fund and Non-Executive Director Fresho NZ. Edwina Mistry, Executive Director - TechWomen - NZ Tech and Joel Umali, Specialist Advisor - Auckland Council.


Together this group will guide the Tech for Good community, creating opportunities and establishing collaboration across the social innovation sector, particularly those in the non-profit, academia and social enterprise sectors.


“We firmly believe this network has the potential to develop meaningful collaboration, partnerships and technology solutions to respond to social challenges across New Zealand,” said Hamish Rumbold, CEO ClearPoint NZ, one of the foundation partners of Tech for Good NZ.


“There are some fantastic, high-profile and homegrown examples of how tech has delivered meaningful outcomes in this space, which we hope will inspire and encourage communities from both sectors to get involved with Tech for Good.


What does Tech for Good Do:


  • Brings the not for profit sector, social enterprise and social impact initiatives together with the technology sector, changemakers, foundations and businesses across
  • New Zealand, through regular thematic-based and bespoke events.
  • Provides a platform that enables and drives collaboration and action across the social innovation and tech sector.
  • Provides a platform for social impact initiatives to voice their needs and share both the opportunities and strategic tech challenges they face.
  • Provides a platform to showcase examples and case studies of successful tech enabled initiatives and their impact, to inspire others and shared learning.
  • Provide support by connecting people with opportunities for training and project support.
  • Provide a platform to strengthen communication and develop tech enabled partnership opportunities.

The first Tech for Good meetup will be held on 21 November at ClearPoint’s new Innovation Garage located at ClearPoint’s head office in Auckland’s CBD. The focus of conversation for this first event is “How Technology Enables Connecting Need with Help”.


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