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NZ to host Social Enterprise World Forum in 2017

Friday, 30 October 2015, 10:27 am | Akina Foundation

New Zealand is to host a major international conference, the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF), in Christchurch in 2017. More >>

Six social entrepreneurs shortlisted – going to a vote

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 11:49 am | Akina

It’s been tough to get the shortlist down to six for the inaugural Rotary Club of Wellington Social Enterprise Kick-start, run in conjunction with the Ākina Foundation. More >>

Skypath Success a Fantastic Step Forward

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 10:31 am | Akina

The SkyPath walking and cycling extension to the Auckland Harbour Bridge is a step closer with announcement of their successful resource consent today. More >>

Social Entrepreneurs to Benefit From Experienced Ally

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 4:24 pm | Akina

The Rotary Club of Wellington and the Ākina Foundation have joined forces to kick-start Wellington region-based social enterprises by providing $10,000 in cash to promising start-ups. More >>

Far North Social Entrepreneurs Set to Thrive

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 11:38 am | Akina Foundation

Ākina Foundation has joined with the Far North District Council to support local social entrepreneurs on a journey of discovery over four months. More >>

Innovation through Social Bonds Offers Results

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 11:18 am | Akina Foundation

Innovation in delivering government services through social impact bonds works overseas and could work here too, says Ākina Foundation Chief Executive Alex Hannant. More >>

Bikes in Schools Gets Funding Boost From ACC

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 2:40 pm | Akina Foundation

Announced on Friday March 20 by Minister for ACC, Nikki Kaye, $600,000 is being invested in Bikes in Schools over the next 3 years. This funding will enable more New Zealand children to receive the positive benefits of regularly riding a bike within their ... More >>

Social Enterprise Accelerator Showcases Impact-Ready Ventures

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 2:57 pm | Akina

Launchpad is Ākina Foundation’s programme aimed at getting New Zealand’s best social enterprise ideas off the ground. Launchpad Pitch Day will showcase the 11 participating social enterprise teams at ... More >>

Catalysing New Zealand’s Impact Investment Sector

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 5:11 pm | Akina Foundation

As part of Ākina Foundation’s commitment to growing social enterprise in New Zealand, they are keen to scale the connection of promising ventures to funds. Impact investment is at a fledgling stage locally yet is beginning to thrive in places like the US, ... More >>

Anake Goodall appointed Executive Chair

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 1:20 pm | Akina Foundation

Anake Goodall has been appointed Executive Chair of the Ākina Foundation, and will begin his role on 1 January 2015. More >>

Eleven social enterprises get ready to take off

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:42 pm | Akina Foundation

Eleven teams from across the country will take part in the Launchpad, Ākina’s programme to get social enterprise ideas off the ground. More >>

Business ideas that will make life better sought

Monday, 26 May 2014, 12:35 pm | Akina

We’re looking for 10 business ideas that will make life better for all 4.5 million of us More >>

 

 

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