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Christchurch is a hotbed of tech innovation growing some of NZ’s most innovative companies and successful entrepreneurs.

Iconic Kiwi brands including Trimble, Hamilton Jet, Dynamic Controls and Skellerup are all headquartered here alongside multi-national manufacturing companies, or businesses like MYOB, CCL, and Datacom who want a smart expansion point.

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Why Christchurch?

29.5%
Annual average growth rate of Christchurch City Software Publishing industry.

7,740 people
Employed in hi-tech services in Canterbury.

19.4%
Annual average growth rate of Canterbury Software Publishing industry.
Tech Max Profile

There’s a lot of tech businesses located near my work – I’ve got friends working in gaming and other areas of tech. Even though it’s a big city it makes it more personable.“ 

Max Stewart - Software Engineer at Trineo

Tech Sector in Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch has an international reputation for producing smart tech - Disney, Coca Cola, Harrods and Lady Gaga all use technology created in Christchurch. Check out some of the other local companies doing amazing things.

Collaboration and connection are a key feature of the local scene, regular tech-meetups mean you can connect with employers and grow your networks easily. Canterbury Tech is the voice and connector of the local tech sector and is dedicated to advancing innovation, commercialisation and exports. Canterbury Tech organises monthly meetups and the annual Canterbury Tech Summit, selling out each year with over 700 attendees.

We are a city of epic creativity so if you’ve got a business idea you’ll find the support here to grow and thrive. Plus there’s ChristchurchNZ-funded start-up incubator programmes specifically designed to give support at each stage of the business journey, from customer validation through to capital raises, scaling, and going global.

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