Entries open 16 April - 27 May 2018. Follow us on Facebook for updates

NAu mai, haere mai.

The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is your chance to submit an innovative digital business idea that has the potential to go global.

 

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ENTER 

DIGMYIDEA is for all Māori in Aotearoa. You can enter as an individual or a team, and there are two age categories - Rerenga o te Kora: (15-24) or Muranga o te Ahi (25+).

WIN 

Each winning idea will receive a business start-up and support package worth $10,000!

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DIGIWANANGA

All finalists will be flown to Auckland for a weekend of mentoring to help them develop and pitch their idea and be in for a chance to win big.



02 ENTER | WHAKAURU

There are two age categories

Rerenga o te Kora (15 - 24)
Muranga o te Ahi (25 +)

 

Key Dates

28 - 31 May Judging
5 June Finalists notified
7 - 8 July DIGIwānanga
9 July Winners announced

Entries open 16 April - 27 May.

You can enter DIGMYIDEA as an individual or as a team of up to five people and teams with non-Māori can participate as long as the team lead is of Māori descent and resides in Aotearoa.

Note: Teams will be entered into the age category based on the age of the oldest team member.

Your idea will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Your idea is innovative, digital, exciting and entrepreneurial
  • You understand and identify your audience
  • Your idea has the potential to go global
  • Your idea has the potential to create economic opportunities for Māori and other New Zealanders.

If you have any trouble, please contact the DIGMYIDEA team. Extra support is available for rangatahi! Message us on Facebook or send us an email and just say 'I'd like more information on extra help for rangatahi'.


Enter

 


03 PRIZES | NGĀ WHIWHINGA

Two business start-up packages worth over $10,000 each to be won.

Finalists will be flown to Auckland for DIGIwānanga - one on one mentoring at a two-day workshop where the winners are decided. DIGIwānanga will be held on the 7 - 8 July 2018.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY


04 RESOURCES | NGĀ RAUEMI

Check out these free resources and videos below on how to build an idea.

Past Finalists POSTER Information Sheet ENTRY QUESTIONS

DIGIWĀNANGA

Watch the highlights from DIGIwānanga 2017! If you want to watch the 2015 video click here.

DEVELOPING AN IDEA

Tips, hints and examples to help build your idea.

PAST WINNER ADELE

See what past winner Adele has been up to since winning in 2017.

NIKORA FROM YOUNG ANIMATORS

Nikora truly took his idea digital, watch to see how!


05 JUDGES | NGĀ KAIWHAKAWĀ

 More judges to be announced soon!

 

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Kaye-Maree Dunn

Kaye-Maree is fascinated with family, community and technology and has been working in the realm of Māori and Community development for over 17 years. She has been working with a range of Rangatahi and Iwi groups with Te Whare Hukahuka for over the past 3 years in the Ka Eke Poutama programme and loves being involved lifting the transformative capability of whānau, hapu and iwi led entities to actively contribute to the growth of NZ’s economic potential.

Judge 1

Ian Musson

Ian is the programme director at Kōkiri, a business accelerator programme designed to speed up the process of getting local business ideas into the hands of customers, while increasing the representation of Māori entrepreneurs in early-stage ventures. With a background in marketing and education, Ian is passionate about business start-ups.

Judge 2

Mike Taitoko

Mike is the co-founder of Takiwā Ltd, a tech firm that does cool stuff with data. The Takiwā platform and apps pull data from multiple government agencies across many sectors to combine with private data so clients can make better investment decisions, especially in the health, education and environmental sectors. Takiwā is democratising decision-making by getting the data and information into the hands of the people who can drive change.


06 CONTACT | WHAKAPĀ MAI

Email us or send us a message using the contact form for queries or support.

Extra support is available for rangatahi! Message us on Facebook or send us an email and just say 'I'd like more information on extra help for rangatahi'.