People for People is a social enterprise campaigning for digital equity in New Zealand. Founded by a group of young Pacific leaders focussed on giving Māori and Pacific people better access to careers in technology and ensuring they can confidently participate in the Digital World of today and tomorrow. Their passion is grounded in an honest belief – a better Aotearoa is where everyone has the opportunity to move forward with the advancement of technology. They are People championing People to ensure no one is left behind.
The Kiwi charity with a bold vision to see young New Zealanders realise their potential to change the world. Next year they’ll be celebrating 10 years of impact, with a 10,000-strong tribe of alumni who are dreaming big, and pushing boundaries to make a difference for our future. Inspiring Stories is the crew behind The Impact Awards, Festival for the Future, and the year-round Future Leaders programme, which is changing lives for a diverse range of young people in some of New Zealand’s most challenged rural communities.
Velocity is the University of Auckland’s student-led, globally renowned entrepreneurship development programme. Velocity’s purpose is to give momentum to great ideas, to surge ahead and innovate the future. Many Velocity participants have gone on to create world-changing ventures, and several have also won a Kea World Class New Zealand Award. Over the past 17 years, Velocity participants have ignited more than 130 ventures, attracted over $288 million in investment and have created more than 800 jobs with products and services in over 35 countries.
Te Whare Hukahuka are a social enterprise that helps indigenous enterprises to be world-class, embracing strong leadership practices, grounded in strong leadership practices and adopting digital technologies. They have trained hundreds of emerging Maori leaders in governance, business and e-commerce skills, so that they can then apply their knowledge in leadership roles across our communities to create positive social outcomes, and redefine ‘business as usual’.
The Prince’s Trust’s mission is to activate young New Zealanders as the designers, authors, dreamers, creators and workers for a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future. Their work involves designing, delivering and partnering on initiatives, programmes and platforms which will accelerate young New Zealanders’ agency as drivers and changemakers in our economy, communities and environment.