2019 was a massive year beginning with the launch of Te Ōhaka in late May with our awesome founding partner – Ara Institute of Canterbury. Since Ara and Ministry of Awesome laid the foundation, we’ve been joined by fellow partners Wynn Williams, EY New Zealand and – our newest partner – Bank of New Zealand.
Our first cohort of high growth startups is smashing it too. Since our launch, we are now hosting 20 high-growth and high impact startups many of whose stories you’ve read and many that you’re about to hear from. We’re so proud of these startup teams. It’s also been a pleasure to host some of the key events that support the Christchurch innovation ecosystem, including EY’s EOY launch, #FiresideChats, #StartupBreakfastClub, the C-Prize information evening, Aerospace Meetup and so many more.
Also huge thanks and recognition to all of the friends, partners, entrepreneurs, and fellow travellers at University of Canterbury , Blinc Innovation, Vodafone New Zealand and ChristchurchNZ.
Last but not least, for those who have engaged with activities at Te Ōhaka, thank you so much for being a part of our 2019. With your support, we hope to support more high calibre startups and host more events with high profile speakers in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!