MeetUp groups are run by passionate volunteers around a special skill or interest. Our Canterbury technology sector is supported by a fantastic range of groups with focuses on everything from artificial intelligence to product management, cloud services to Python coding.
These groups play a fundamental role in our community, helping people to keep their skills updated, make friends and solve problems by connecting with expertise.
Some of the groups have said it’s hard to get venues and budget for event hospitality like food and drink so Canterbury Tech has
Our founding Sponsor Amazon Web Services have been so supportive of our community and provided the initial money to set up this fund.
If your organisation is looking for ways to give back to the community and the volunteer grass roots of our community then we encourage you to get involved and donate to the fund or offer your venue to support MeetUps, please get in touch at email@example.com if you would like to add your support.
If you are interested in talking with the AWS team about business opportunities, the AWS Lift Program (specially designed to help businesses kickstart their digitisation journey) or anything else, you can get in touch with the South Island team here:
The MeetUp Fund opens for application from 1 July 2023. Once all the money has been distributed the fund will close for the year.
The allocation of money will be prioritised for:
We ask you to apply at least 2 weeks in advance of your event so we can process and review your application. We hate to disappoint but we do reserve the right to decline applications for whatever reason including when the fund is exhausted for the year.
There are 5 small things to do after receiving your funding acceptance:
Common sense – No insensitive, discriminatory or political topics.