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Our sponsors have got behind Idea Summit™ Taranaki because they are backing entrepreneurship in the region. They want your new business idea to succeed. They are a diverse range of organisations for whom there is a common thread – they all believe that Taranaki should be a great place to startup a new company.

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MYOB is a leading tech company that delivers cloud-based business management solutions to more than 1.2 million small-to-large sized businesses across New Zealand and Australia. We are passionate about supporting start-up entrepreneurs in New Zealand to develop the innovations, businesses and society of tomorrow.  MYOB is working with a range of partners to improve the breadth of our country’s start-up eco-system and developing products that support local entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Our focus is to prepare you for the future through an innovative technology based online platform. Learner me will allow you to have engaging educational experience.  We are a bridge between educational institutions and businesses. We help educational institutions prepare students for business and help businesses innovate and future proof themselves. We will provide you with the tools to innovate and think differently. 

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We’re the bank for New Zealand.  BNZ has been helping our customers make their goals a reality for over 150 years, and now we’re working with them to redesign banking for the future.  We have award-winning products and services designed to help small businesses and start-ups get ahead of the game.  We like to help our local communities, through volunteering and partnerships.  We want to help you achieve your great thing.    

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Massey Ventures Limited (MVL) is the vehicle for managing Massey University’s commercial investments. Our activities span every stage of the commercialisation process, from inspiration and encouragement within the university environment, to development and support that translates to material economic benefit.  MVL invests in the companies developing and commercializing intellectual property created by or on behalf of the University.  MVL also provides seed investment to support the development of commercially promising ideas.

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Associate Sponsors

BTW Company

Since 1973, BTW Company has developed an innovative solutions focused group of professionals. These include surveyors, planners, environmental scientists, engineers, UAV pilots, 3D scanning specialists, and land and GIS experts with unparalleled experience on projects, both in New Zealand and overseas. BTW’s staff of 60 professionals are leaders in their fields.

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Powerco connects around 1.1 million customers to energy via vital infrastructure in the North Island.   We are preparing for the future, providing trusted services that evolve with changing technology.  In partnership with our stakeholders, we are powering the future of New Zealand through the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient energy. We are proud of our small town origins and local history. You will see us getting behind community groups and events. 

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International Volunteer

Our mission is to change the face of volunteer travel. Established in 2007 in New Plymouth, we have grown to become the world’s leading volunteer travel company, working in over 40 destinations around the world and placing thousands of volunteers abroad every year. 

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The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki, is the largest tertiary provider of education outcomes in Taranaki.  We aspire to deliver exceptional outcomes for all learners across the Taranaki region, not only by our own provision, but also by working collegially and cooperatively with other providers.  In doing this, we expect that lives will be transformed, and this richly resourced region will continue to thrive and grow.

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At Proformac we provide a wide range of I.T. services, for business and home-user environments. We maintain an overriding commitment to competitive prices and quality personal service. our aim is to provide world class service to our valued customers.  We pride ourselves on our hard work and strive for greatness in all we do, come in and talk to us about what we can do to help you. Call us now to see how we can help you!

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Founded in 2011, Indemic is a full service Product Design and Industrial Design consulting company operating from Taranaki. Formerly based in Auckland, our clients come from far and wide, both within New Zealand and abroad, and range from established manufacturing companies, to technology startups and entrepreneurial inventors. We formed Indemic to be a consultancy for New Zealand's innovation, and believe we have the capacity to change the world for the better from right here.

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We’re all about connecting you to your customers using great technology, solutions, partners and people. 

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Woodspan® PLT (Parallel Laminated Timber) panels are an innovative yet simple solution to your construction builds subfloor, midfloor or roof structure. They result in a fit for purpose, structurally efficient panelised system delivered to site for fast, accurate installation.  Part of Taranakipine™ an experienced and trusted manufacturer of engineered timber products for over 35 years; the team at Woodspan® PLT are focused on ensuring sustainable, high quality product and service outcomes to our clients.

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At QP Sport, we design and make protective products for martial arts, fencing, and other sports. In fact, we’re the only specialist manufacturer of chest and breast protection in the world. Our focus on comfort, practicality, and high quality means you can trust our gear to perform just as well as you do.  Despite being a small business in a small town, our high-performance products have earned us fans all over the world.

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Manifold is a coworking space for Startups, Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Remote workers or anyone looking for a dynamic, energetic and inspiring space to work from. Offering flexible and affordable plans there are many ways to user this space including a range of exciting startup and business related events and workshops.

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Opened on 16th December 2015, Novotel New Plymouth Hobson Hotel is New Plymouth’s premier accommodation and hotel facility and is part of the global Accor hotel network. Accor’s vision is to be world’s most innovative, best performing and most valued hotel company.

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Johnson Labs is Johnson Corner's innovation platform that helps startups, and enterprises drive continuous innovation and transformation. Through our in-house early-stage startup program, corporate innovation team, and partnerships with universities, accelerators, incubators, and VCs, Johnson Labs builds and operates ecosystems of innovation where creative ideas become scalable solutions. Our programs and services provide the community, education, connections, and mentorship to help anyone take the startup path and grow with us.

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