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From Culture to Commerce: Tech growth from a Te ao Māori perspective

Explore the challenges Māori tech businesses face, and the opportunities to create new value from a Te ao Māori worldview.

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20 May, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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From Culture to Commerce: Tech growth from a Te ao Māori perspective

The biggest challenges tech companies face in Aotearoa are raising capital and finding great talent, and it’s no different for Māori tech businesses. However, with Te ao Māori principles driving intergenerational tech businesses, these challenges must be approached uniquely.

Join Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) and our panellists from across the motu for a rich kōrero on the challenges of raising capital and finding talent from a Te ao Māori perspective.

In this 60-minute webinar, our panel of inspirational Māori leaders will discuss:

· How to make a compelling pitch, and incorporate Tīkanga Māori as a strength and as a unique selling point (USP)

· The opportunity and challenges of raising capital from iwi investors

· What we need to do to tautoko the tech businesses of today, and rangitahi - the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

· The responsibility of today’s Māori tech entrepreneurs to set an example and inspire the next generation

· Our panellists’ experiences on both cultivating and strengthening Tīkanga Māori at mahi, and working within their values with non-Māori customers and investors

Adrian Smith - Co-Founder, BlinkPay
Michele Wilson - Co-Founder, AWWA Period Care
Brittany Teei - Founder, Kidscoin
Jason Fox - Co-Founder, KRY10

Facilitator: Shelley Guerard - Customer Director in Māori Export Customers, NZTE

Why attend?
Whakawhanaunga and kōrero with like-minded peers around the key challenges and opportunities present for Māori tech businesses. Join a safe space that fosters growth and support for our Māori tech business community and learn more about upcoming opportunities to engage.

Te Taurapa Tūhono | New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) is proud to produce this webinar as a strategic partner of Techweek24. NZTE supports tech businesses of all kinds, big or small, to find success overseas. We provide local market knowledge, help them prepare to scale internationally, and connect them with growth capital and funding options.

Explore NZTE’s full lineup of events for Techweek24 or learn more about how we can help take your tech business to the world.

Unable to attend this time? Register regardless, and we'll provide you with a recording of the webinar and any additional resources.