The 2018 Innovate final was a fantastic evening where five entrepreneurs stood before a panel of judges and a live audience to pitch their business idea, after 10 weeks of learning business fundamentals at The Factory.

CEDA is a proud sponsor of the programme and its results. Huge congratulations to the winner, Chris Muller of Drone Ranger, whose technology has the potential to revolutionise the monitoring of endangered animals. Our team at CEDA work closely with the team at The Factory and Communications Senior Jemma Brackebush and Business Growth Advisor, Research and Development Peter Ellingham mentored Chris, alongside Stephen Parsons of House of Travel and Dave Craig and Nick Gain from The Factory.

Advancing innovation is a priority for CEDA and we are an enabler, partner and supporter of several programmes aimed at creating an environment where people and businesses can grow, innovate and start new ventures. This creates jobs, attracts investment and other companies that want to be part of this dynamic local business environment. Innovate plays a crucial part in this eco-system.

Congratulations to all finalists – we look forward to following your journeys.

For more information:
communications@ceda.nz
06 350 1830

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