An association created for the Waikato tech sector by people within the Waikato tech sector

CultivateIT exists to foster collaboration so together we can nurture and retain technology talent in the region, support technology and related initiatives focused on individuals, community and business, connect the technology ecosystem, and advance the Waikato as a regional technology powerhouse.

Our focus

Raising the profile of Waikato’s innovation and growth in IT to attract talent and investment

Increasing awareness of the scope and size of Waikato’s IT community and the impact we have regionally, nationally and around the world.

Forging opportunities to connect IT businesses and to partner with key stakeholders

Facilitating networks that connect IT businesses with each other and enable collaboration with industry, education providers, central and local government, and the wider community to drive the Waikato IT sector forward.

Bringing together IT talent, industry and community

Creating new talent pipelines that ensure Waikato businesses have the right IT talent and skills when we need it.

Waikato: a smart choice!

Growing Smart Cities that increase the wellbeing of our diverse communities.

Our board

Our board are a smart bunch – brought together by a mutual interest in growing good business, nurturing amazing talent and seeing our region turn into the technology powerhouse we know it to be.


Waikato is a broad and diverse region with a rich history of solving big problems. As a result, we have a strong and varied commercial portfolio.

Our partners help to bridge that diversity through a unified vision -  To see the Waikato become a more vibrant economy.

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