Last year, New Zealand’s tech industry cracked $1 billion in growth for the first time, riding on the back of Datacom becoming the second billion-dollar revenue tech company in New Zealand, runner-up to Fisher & Paykel Appliances. The number of companies generating revenue of more than $50 million has also increased 40 percent in the past five years; in Auckland alone the tech sector pumps out more than $2.7 billion.
It’s no surprise, then, that Techweek’16 saw an unprecedented 10,000+ attendees– including investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs – flowing through more than 55 events across 10 days.
This year Techweek is back, but they’re doubling down and taking the show on the road.
Maybe you can’t tell your pivots from your mergers, or your blockchain from your MVP. Maybe you can, and you dream of explosive business growth, unparalleled acquisitions and to be recognised around the world as a true disruptor. Whatever the case, Techweek’17 has an expert, demonstration or display to meet your needs.
Although GridAKL, the Innovation Precinct at Wynyard Quarter in Auckland’s viaduct, plays host venue, events run the length of the country from Whangarei to Westport – a banquet for the tech-minded, and there’s something for everyone.
Outside the Grid, at MOTAT, the Idea Collective has a week of experimental game technology demonstrated by innovators from The Arcade Auckland, the New Zealand Game Developers Association, and AUT.