This year at Unlimited Potential we’ve made a big effort to support our new tech entrepreneurs. Our Co-founder Matchmaking event was a huge success as participants in Grow Wellington’s Bright Ideas Challenge got acquainted with UP techies. We’ve already heard about several business projects that got started that night. We also ran Start-UP Saturday, a workshop for teams working on software or web start-ups and of course we showcased our best emerging tech entrepreneurs at W2W.
Communities play a vital role in a vibrant and fertile entrepreneurial ecosystem because knowledge sharing and personal networks are the foundation for new ideas, project collaborations and capital flow. Apart from our own events, UP also supports and promotes other groups that have an interest in tech innovation. MLabs is a new group that is attracting interest from mobile developers and designers, for example.
There are also some great Meet-Up groups around Wellington, including Lean Startups, Web Design and Hackers & Founders. Last, but not least Summer of Tech is a partner community that supports young I.T. interns to find placements. Keep an eye on UP.org.nz for tech community events and stay tuned for a very special project aimed at fast-tracking validation and investment for new tech ventures.You must be logged in to post comments/reviews. Please log in or register.