Our Stakeholders Are Family
Over the course of six years, we've made strong relationships within the Palmerston North and surrounding communities. Our Innovate supporters understand what it takes to build a strong company from regional New Zealand. They understand that it takes time, it takes money and most importantly, it takes a team. Innovate is the same. Without each and every one of our stakeholders, Innovate would have turned out like 9o% of every other start-up.
Here's a list of our ROCKSTARS, our FAMILY. These guys and gals are a niche group of individual companies, educational institutions, government agencies and most importantly, individuals that understand the journey of entrepreneurs. A big shout-out to everyone for their support over the last 6 years! And here's to an awesome 2017!
Palmerston North is a vibrant, caring, innovative, sustainable and prosperous city and is home to Innovate. Since our inception, PNCC has been a major contributor providing personnel, expertise and resources to the various business that have come through our competition. PNCC understands the need for an entrepreneurial eco-system that not only generates new ideas and business to the region but wealth and employment.
The primary industry in Tararua is agriculture with over a third of the district's workers employed in this sector. Tararua has a wealth of resources, the greatest being the farmland that grows top quality stock, producing wool, meat and dairy products of a high standard. Tararua also has several manufacturing and processing industries that currently employ a significant number of staff.
Tararua District Council Website
Mediaworks and MoreFM Manawatu are behind all of our creative you hear over the airways. Mike West in the Morning with Mike, Gareth and Johnelle, are massive supporters of all things Innovate and along with Willie and the team at Mediaworks, we are very pleased to be on the airwaves with the best and biggest radio stations across our region!
UCOL is a high-performing New Zealand government funded Institute of Technology and Polytechnic that offers a wide range of rewarding study options. Since day one, UCOL has always been prepared to offer support to all of our entreprenuers and other programmes we run, like Startup Weekend and Young Enterprise. UCOL's support has been tremendous.
When it comes to starting your company, there is one bank that you need on your side and that's BNZ! The BNZ Partners here in Manawatu are dedicated to help you grow your business.
Each business receives a core dedicated Partner who will provide tailored banking advice on how to build and grow your business — and put you in touch with finance and industry specialists.
Jemma Cheer is a graphic designer and illustrator running a creative design studio in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
With a focus on design-lead thinking, she can produce anything. A logo or rebrand, a magazine, a few elements for your website or a whole new one. With clever thinking, whatever you need is possible.
Picture yourself with a team of people who are competent, ambitious, curious and authentic from backgrounds that are totally different to your own.
CQ has been building New Zealand’s first Mega community since 2008. They design teams that support their members to excel and prosper, personally and professionally.
CQ cuts through complexity with precision that is often breath-taking.
If you're not getting regular proactive advice from your Accountant, then it's highly likely you're not getting the results you should be.
Morrison Creed's experience includes better results. Their attitude toward your bottom line is much more than a number. When you partner with Mike, Jason or any of the team at Morrison Creed, you'll definitely be getting the best advice so you can sleep soundly.
Whether it’s new hardware, software, a new website, Cloud Services, auditing, backup, maintenance, repairs, leasing, Office 365 or 24 hour support, ComputerCare will give you the best possible service and products.
They guarantee it. They will listen to what you want and aim to help make your business more productive. ComputerCare offers repairs and services to Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu, Wanganui and Hawkes Bay areas.
Red wine, a dinner party and the Innovate 2015 competition - that's how Grass Roots Media was founded.
Since then this Manawatu based business has been focusing on helping primary industry organisations tell their stories on social media.
Ignoring the power of social media leaves you and your organisation in the dark age, where texting is dead and emoji's are their own new form of language.
We get it and are here to help you demystify social media.
Part of building a start-up is building a great team. And one of the first partnerships you need is legal. Fitzherbert Rowe, located in the centre of Palmerston North, has been with us since day one. Their support, legal advice to our competitors and willingness to roll up their sleeves make our relationship one of a kind.
As a leading provider of intellectual property services in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific region, AJ Park is proud to act for a diverse range of world-class organisations and individuals. And, they are the go to when it comes to anything IP, especially for our Innovate entreprenuers.
Rhys and his team at ImageGroup are a production & styling services company that has earned a strong reputation for delivering outstanding events, social functions and weddings.
Based in the Manawatu and part of our Innovate family for six years, they work across the lower North Island and provide a wide range of production services including planning, lighting, audio, visual, staging and styling.
If you've ever been to any of our events, you'll understand why they are the best in the business.
Brendan and his team have been creating memories and producing quality photographs for over twenty two years locally in the Manawatu. They have been our "eyes" for over the past five years and are back in 2017 - capturing our events and competition in the best way possible.
There are now 27 Lone Stars throughout New Zealand but we reckon we have the best one here in Palmy. Tracy and Craig's commitment to run the best restaurant in New Zealand is evident if you have ever been to any of our events.
From the moment you enter Lone Star Palmerston North you are welcomed by our friendly staff, and they want you to enjoy a fantastic fun filled night!
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