Tech takes centre stage as showcase week draws large turnout

Waikato tech success is drawing interest from around the world, the region’s economic development agency boss told a large audience at the launch of Techweek 2019 Waikato.

“Our success stories are making it around the world,” Te Waka chief executive Michael Bassett-Foss said at the start of the nationwide week, which ran from May 20-25.

“We know that because we’ve got investors from overseas, innovators and firms contacting us and wanting to set themselves up in Waikato because of the good stuff going on here.”

But he also said that the tech sector had been one of Waikato’s “better-kept secrets”.

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