About
Canterbury Tech

At Canterbury Tech we are passionate about helping our region’s tech companies and people prosper. Across our broad-based member community we are proud to include some of New Zealand’s most innovative companies and successful entrepreneurs, based in a region renowned globally for it’s tech excellence.

The idea for Canterbury Tech was born in 2003 when a group of like-minded CEO’s, business owner’s and tech entrepreneurs connected informally to talk about ways they could help each other and support the technology and innovation sector in Canterbury.

Since then, we have been the voice and connector of local technology companies and have seen the sector grow to become the second largest tech centre in New Zealand. It has pivoted from its traditional strengths of agriculture and tourism to a sustainable, economic future based on local, world class technology companies.

Our mission

To help our individual and company members – Connect, Be Inspired, and Grow.

 

Connect

Our activities include monthly speaker events where industry experts come along and share their knowledge of particular topics, and tech industry workshops and facilitation. Our meetings provide excellent networking opportunities for members to meet and make contacts in a relaxed, non-threatening environment with food and drinks provided.

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Be Inspired

Our activities include monthly speaker events where industry experts come along and share their knowledge of particular topics, and tech industry workshops and facilitation. Our meetings provide excellent networking opportunities for members to meet and make contacts in a relaxed, non-threatening environment with food and drinks provided.

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Grow

We are dedicated to supporting our members’ stories and journeys  through strategic initiatives such as raising the profile of Canterbury on the national and international stage and attracting and retaining technology talent.

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Canterbury Tech is a non-profit organisation and is led by a voluntary committee. We also have a small team working alongside the committee who help organise our events, sponsorship, membership and communications.