The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is reaching out to up and coming Māori digital entrepreneurs across Aotearoa. Now in its third year, it aims to inspire more Māori to engage in the digital economy by helping emerging Māori innovators turn their creative ideas into reality. Individuals, or teams of up to five people, can enter DIGMYIDEA* in the following two categories:
- Rerenga o te Kora: (15-24 year olds)
- Muranga o te Ahi: (25 years and over)
DIGMYIDEA entries must be exciting, innovative, digital and entrepreneurial. They can be anything from an app to a web programme, or even a digital extension of a more traditional business.
All finalists will attend the DIGIwānanga in Auckland which is a weekend of mentoring designed to help them develop and pitch their idea. Two winning ideas will receive a business start-up and support package worth $10,000 each.
*Teams with non-Māori can participate as long as the team lead is of Māori descent and resides in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dates to remember
Entries open: 16 April-27 May 2018
Finalists announced: 5 June 2018
DIGIwānanga: 6-8 July 2018
Head to the DIGMYIDEA website to learn more.