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Startup
VR startup wins Create@Alibaba Cloud startup contest
Inspace XR demonstrated value in enhancing and powering the real estate, design and engineering industries.
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Trend Micro
Draw your way to $14,000 in the What’s Your Story? poster competition
Techday is proud to be supporting the What’s Your Story? poster competition...
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Drones
Conservation innovation winner DroneCounts takes wildlife tracking to the next level
DroneCounts can GPS track and map the location of tagged endangered species and wildlife poachers.
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Startup
Six finalists announced for Wellington Low Carbon Challenge
Entrants with an ability to make some real impact on waste, transport, or energy were the ones who stood out.
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Education
Startup bringing STEM workshops to more schools with Mercedes win
MindKits was established in December 2008 after seeing a lack of support for New Zealanders in learning robotics and physical computing.
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Competition
Richard Branson’s worldwide startup competition extends deadline by two weeks
Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge empowers entrepreneurs and their companies by providing them with visibility and resources.
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Competition
Calling all creative students: $1000 cash prize up for grabs in Bright Awards
Media Design School is calling for entries in five broad categories - photography, graphic design, animation, app, and interactive.
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Rotary kick-start award winner wants to break youth unemployment cycle
Zeal is a family of passionate misfits who want to help every young Kiwi express their unique creativity.
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Competition
Haymarket HQ partners with Alibaba Cloud to bring global startup competition to A/NZ
The winner of the ANZ contest will be invited to the Global Final to be held in Shanghai on October 13.
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Microsoft
$250,000 up for grabs in Microsoft's latest Windows Bounty Program
Microsoft is offering up to US$250,000 in a new bug bounty program focused exclusively on ironing out the kinks in Windows 10.
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Fintech
Time for fintechs to shine – nominations for 2017 Fintech 100 open
The annual Fintech 100 includes both the leading 50 established fintechs and the most intriguing 50 "emerging stars” around the world.
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Wearables
Wearable tech challenge finalists want to rewire stroke-affected brains, decrease fall risk
The C-Prize Challenge invites Kiwi innovators and entrepreneurs to create technology solutions in a designated area.
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Competition
Auckland creative agency’s CEO chosen as finalist in worldwide entrepreneur competition
Little Giant CEO Mark Hurley is one of 17 finalists for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition
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New Zealand
NZ 3D animation students win international creative competition
“Congratulations to all of our students who were recognised for their contribution to the fields of 3D animation and visual effects.”
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Chatbots
Wellington students win MYOB IT Challenge with virtual assistant app
The Victoria Uni team’s Mind Me app an application that allows users of cloud-based accounting software to interact with a virtual assistant.
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Innovation
World-leading tech experts to speak in NZ for innovation challenge
Three international experts will travel to NZ to share their expertise in wearable technology with entrants in Callaghan Innovation competition.
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Schools invited to save the environment with digital tech
"Inspiring Tomorrow aims to recognise the organisations that are making a positive impact in our own backyard and help support [them]."
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Competition
Talent launches fifth global search for the best and brightest across the tech and startup sectors
Kiwi entrepreneurs Francis Valintine and Daniel Radcliffe have been announced as APAC Judges
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3D Printing
Chance for teachers to win 3D Printers with lesson plans
"3D printing has the ability to add a new dimension to classroom teaching. When teachers incorporate this technology, lessons come to life."
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Cloud
Education solutions steal the show at DIGMYIDEA Maori Innovation Challenge
The winners were Maori sign language app SeeCom and scholarship application platform Scholar+.
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ATEED launches competition to turn young entrepreneurial ideas into reality
Winners in two different age categories between 15 and 24 years old will receive $10,000 in business start-up support.
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Ministry of Education
Digital tech to teach students about Passchendaele
"Entrants are asked to use digital technology to produce a curriculum resource for year 7 to 10 students about the Battle of Passchendaele."
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Digital Transformation
How IT firms can protect themselves from insolvency
Insolvency is a word that few IT firms want to encounter, especially because of late payments or non-payments that can potentially damage cashflow.
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Competition
A chance to win by bringing coding into the classroom
Encourage digital fluency, coding careers and a chance to win a share of $10,000 by using Swift with students.