Kiss My SaaS Workshop with Serge van Dam

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How well do businesses know their customer profile and how are they qualifying them?  These were two of the main questions Kiwi B2B SaaS companies explored in the the Kiss My SaaS Workshop in Ōtautahi Christchurch in November. Facilitator Serge van Dam provided deep insight into two main themes throughout […]

Learn Startup Product Development

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Lean Startup product development must focus on maximising the relative value of the new product. When sports teams and athletes compete, they compete to win. But when you look at a team or athlete in a vacuum it’s impossible to tell how good they are. Take my favourite team, Team […]

And the 2023 Committee Member Nominees Are…

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We are thrilled with the nominees for this year’s election. The calibre of skills, passion and experience that the nominees bring is just what we need for the future of Canterbury’s tech ecosystem. We are excited to see a range of sectors being represented and want to wish every nominee […]

Raising NZ’s Global Tech Profile Together – NZ Tech Story

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Our goal is to raise New Zealand’s global tech profile Despite the growth of our tech industry, recent international research tells us that New Zealand is not typically associated as a place where tech comes from. The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story (Tech Story) is designed to enhance our […]

Competing against luck with Chris from Purple Shirt

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Competing against luck: understanding the drivers of customer choice Most organisations want to grow. As the mantra goes ‘if you’re not growing, you’re being left behind’. But although most organisations know in which markets they want to grow, many often struggle to deliver on their growth aspirations. Despite their best […]

Financial assistance for Canterbury Employers to bring on tech trainees

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How about keyboard ready instead of shovel ready? Mana in Mahi is a government scheme aiming to help employers with a range of grants to help bring on trainees and this is equally effective for some technology pathways such as junior developers, database admin and any entry level role you […]

Is your company info on our tech ecosystem map yet?

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We are on a mission is to capture all tech companies across Canterbury into this ecosystem map! A huge thanks to Orbviz who have made this possible. We have loved using the tool to create this interactive map of the Ecosystem – and we hope that you love interacting with […]

The 2022 Tech Summit is SOLD OUT!

| Canterbury Tech

We’re thrilled to announce that the 2022 Tech Summit is officially SOLD OUT! If you missed out on grabbing a ticket this year, you can add yourself to the waitlist here – Alternatively, you can grab a ticket and head along to the CIO Summit 29-30 November here in […]

Lunchtime Tech Session: 1st November with Marian Johnson of MoA

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As we have the Tech Summit on November 24th, our monthly in-person events are finished for 2022. Instead of the monthly in-person meetup, we have invited Marian Johnson from Ministry of Awesome to join us for a Lunchtime Session to celebrate 10 years of MoA helping the high-growth start-up and […]

Canterbury Tech Skills Pilot Programme

| Canterbury Tech

    Did you know it is estimated 1 in 10 New Zealander’s are dyslexic? Canterbury Tech has partnered with Dorenda Britten Ltd and Dorenda’s amazing team of researchers and dyslexic experts to deliver one of Canterbury Tech’s first special projects, that is, supporting dyslexic people into tech careers. The […]

The Canterbury Tech Ecosystem is Live!

| Canterbury Tech

We are proud to say that,  it’s live!! The Canterbury Tech Ecosystem Map, powered by OrbViz is up and running at  This is something that many stakeholders across the tech scene have been asking for – from job seekers, to companies looking for suppliers, to economic development agencies. We […]

Canterbury Tech’s event stance at Orange level of NZ Covid-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights)

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Following the transition to the Orange level of the Traffic Light (COVID-19 Protection Framework),  the team at Canterbury Tech have reviewed our stance on in-person events and the requirement of mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for our guests. We are happy to report that we will be returning to holding our monthly […]


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