Social enterprise stories
Koat.ai and Plato AI join forces to revolutionise data intelligence
Koat.ai partners with Plato AI to redefine data intelligence and foster unparalleled innovation in the sector.
Google.org launches AI, security and resilience initiative in APAC
Google.org, in partnership with Infoxchange and the ADB, will provide digital resilience training to 40 NGOs in Asia and the Pacific.
Auth0 launches social impact platform & joins Pledge 1% movement
Auth0 has launched a new social impact platform that aims to provide secure access for nonprofit organisations and social enterprises.
Melinda Gates behind $50m drive to get women into tech
Melinda Gates invests $50M to boost women in tech with GET Cities initiative.
Christchurch hosts two events to inspire social entrepreneurship in NZ
Christchurch leads with eco-innovation at key summits on sustainability and social enterprise.
Google report unlocks AI's power for social good
Google's AI Impact Challenge has attracted over 2600 applications worldwide from organizations with no experience in AI.
NZ's The Cookie Project seeks to break down disability stigmas
NZ's Cookie Project intro's QR-coded, disability-aware packaging.
Impact Hub boosts Waikato’s social enterprise scene
This month Impact Hub Waikato opened in Cambridge. The hub aims to support and expand the region’s social enterprise sector.
'Tech for Good' community launches in NZ
The group will encourage more discussion about how technology can work hand-in-hand with social innovation.
NZ social procurement platform boosts social enterprise
The online platform bridges the gap between social enterprises and potential buyers.
Te Haa o Manukau: Auckland's newest coworking space
South Auckland is now home to a new cooworking and makerspace for budding entrepreneurs.
Ākina Foundation adds Fulbright scholar to Board
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.
New Zealand to get a boost on global impact investment stage
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.
Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum coming to Wellington
The Ākina Foundation is gearing up for this year’s Aotearoa Social Enterprise Forum, which is being held at Wellington Zoo in October.
SAP Venture Studio funds startups solving social issues
The SAP.iO Venture Studio empowers and guides startups that address social needs or environmental concerns.
How virtual reality is making people more human-centric
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.
Ākina foundation launches new social enterprise development programme
As part of this programme, Ākina is launching The Impact Initiative, a platform to engage with the sector.
Christchurch social enterprise convention nabs prize at global event awards
The Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 was held in Ōtautahi, Christchurch for three days in September.
Social enterprise develops game for learning sign language
The game has passed the prototype stage, and SeeCom are currently doing research to produce the full game version.
NZ’s first social impact investment fund goes live
Investments will focus on expansion opportunities in sectors such as sustainable food production, agriculture technology, healthcare, clean energy.
Accelerator helps social enterprises get marginalised employees into work
Launchpad Work is an accelerator for enterprises wanting to provide jobs or training for those who face the greatest barriers to work.
Nelson not-for-profit electricity provider accepting payment in Bitcoin
NextGen Energy, a power retailer in Nelson, is now accepting Bitcoin for payment of electricity bills. The social enterprise company donates all net profits to local schools and charities.
Community startup and home care platform join forces to care for the elderly
Together, WeVisit and Mycare aim to address some of the most essential, personal challenges facing New Zealanders.
Change accelerator participants making positive social impact
New Zealand has some statistics we can’t be proud of right now, statistics around youth suicide, around homelessness, around incarceration.