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Join the most active technology community in Aotearoa New Zealand!

Your business membership gives you access to free events, networking and connection opportunities, exposure and visibility to new clients and staff, discounted Tech Summit tickets, free Tech Fest tickets for the whole team and more.
Our member organisations range from small start-ups to global multi-nationals in information technology software, hardware, engineering and everything in between.

We are made up both technology focussed and tech-enabled business and companies that support and supply technology. We also love to encourage tertiary students with our free student membership and our events are great for people seeking a career move or entering into the tech community.

We currently have 135 individual members, 200+ company members and over 200 student members - our events are welcoming and fun.

The only tech membership you'll need!

Member Benefits

Free TechTuesdays networking

Our events calendar

Free entry to 5 days of Tech Fest for your whole team


Exclusive Tech Summit Members price tickets

Member Tickets on sale soon

Share knowledge and expertise

See our calendar
Speakers share their expertise

Take next career steps

Become a mentor or get a mentor

Publish blogs and news

See member's blogs

Make meaningful connections and friends

Meet our members

If that's not enough, we also have craft beer

Membership opportunities

Our membership includes CEOs, founders,  team leaders, to jobseekers and students and everyone inbetween. We provide welcoming environment you  to get to know new members of the community.

For businesses

Increase your brand visibility and connect with decision makers.

Get your team inspired and connected to learning opportunities with access to free events both in person and online.

Your team gets discounted members tickets to Tech Summit based on your membership tier and free tickets for Tech Fest.

For professionals

Meet businesses that need assistance with a range of related services.

If you are in contracting, sales, marketing or recruitment/ HR or related services such a s accounting, law etc., there are plenty of opportunities to make valuable connections and stay up-to-date with the industry.

For job seekers

Grab a "looking for work" sticker on the way in and increase your chances of a great connection.

Students with valid ID who are enrolled in a tertiary institute can take advantage of our free student membership.

Job seekers can go with an individual membership and then switch to their new companies' memberships once they are employed.

Annual subscription for membership

Select the number of employees you have in New Zealand.
Annual Price ex GST
$ 175.00
For anyone who is not employed by a business member.
  • Canterbury Tech Monthly events are free for named individual
  • One discounted member ticket to Canterbury Tech Summit 2024
  • Your company logo on our members page
  • Publish blogs on our website
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Annual Price ex GST
$ 0
For anyone engaged in full time
tertiary study with valid student ID.
  • Canterbury Tech Monthly events are free
  • Access to one student discounted Canterbury Tech Summit 2024 ticket
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One off Price ex GST
$ 35.00
Come join us and see what it's all about.

  • Access to a single event
  • A world of connections and possibilities
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Canterbury Tech is an excellent way for us as an EDA to connect into the tech sector and better understand the challenges and opportunities our businesses are facing. The monthly meetups have a great range of speakers but for us the real value is being able to connect with a couple hundred representatives from a broad range of businesses and sub-sectors in one room – and also to help them connect with each other.

Canterbury Tech is a valued partner of ChristchurchNZ and provides a huge amount of support in the talent/pathways to tech space; and in the promotion and reputation of the local sector nationally and beyond.

Karen Haigh

Grid Share has had the opportunity to present its mission and unique solutions to the CT community, resulting in many follow-up network connections including technical expertise, potential capital investment as well as just generally valuable feedback from CT membership.

We are also finding the major events like the Tech Summit and Tech Week or other events CT support are great opportunities to engage outside the Canterbury tech community to wider NZ and beyond bringing the ability to interact international guests and speakers.

Sam Kivi
Grid Share

No other community in NZ brings together as broad of a cross section of people and talent while also giving us connections and the support to make you feel included and supported.

If you are serious about growing your career or business, meeting driven, passionate like-minded people who you will learn from, who can help and support you, or just chat to people who actually understand what you do, all in a inclusive, engaging and fun community, you are doing yourself a disservice if you are not a member or coming along to events.

Tasneem Gould
Product and Marketing Leader

As an non-Cantabrian business, the Canterbury Tech membership has allowed us to connect with and indirectly support the amazing local technology scene. Helping us network, providing recommendations, and supporting our events.

The Canterbury Tech team and fellow members are just amazing and you can tell everyone loves what they do. There are numerous tech communities around the country but the openness and the scope of what Canterbury Tech achieves is a notch above.

Casey Orr, Solution Architect of the Year 2023
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Canterbury Tech plays a central role in developing the thriving technology scene here in Ōtautahi–Christchurch. Their regular monthly networking events, high quality speakers and annual Tech Summit provide a vibrant platform to connect with the many technology workers, entrepreneurs and investors from Canterbury.

Ben Reid

Our industry is one filled with introverted but brilliantly minded people. The best part about being a member of Canterbury Tech is that you have an easy platform to meet, talk and grow both your network and your knowledge. I have been attending Canterbury Tech events for 8 years and it has enriched me personally and technically.

Hamish Watson
Alchemist, Morph iT

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About Us
Welcome to Aotearoa's most active tech community. We're an independent tech organisation that brings together businesses, tertiary and government to elevate opportunities for our 400+ members and community.
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Canterbury Tech
PO Box 19583
Christchurch, 8241
New Zealand
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