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Sir Stephen Tindall | Opening Keynote

Sir Stephen Tindall to present the opening keynote address at the 2016 Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference - February 10 2016.

Opening Keynote
Sir Stephen Tindall
New Zealander of the Year 2015, was awarded the Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2009, received the Distinguished Companion of the NZ Order of Merit in 2007 and in 2006 the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award. He is the Founder and current Director of The Warehouse Group Ltd. and co-Founder and Trustee of the philanthropic family foundation, The Tindall Foundation.

Keynote Presentation: The Profit & Non Profit Journey

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Published September 2015

Ākina Foundation Launchpad Evaluation Report

SIERC Associates Professor Anne de Bruin and Dr Loren Stangl conducted an independent evaluation of Ākina’s first social enterprise accelerator – Launchpad. This intensive accelerator assisted eleven teams to get their social enterprise ideas off the ground. The six-month long programme commenced in October 2014.
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Published June 2015

MOU with Ākina Foundation

Massey University and non-profit organisation Ākina have signed an agreement on 8 September 2014, that will see SIERC and Ākina collaborate in a range of areas, including research, the exchange of data, funding applications, workshops and seminars, case studies and publicising best practice in social enterprise.

Published September 2014

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

SIERC was pleased to host the 2013 Massey University Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, 27-29 November at Massey University's Innovation Campus, in Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.
Conference Proceedings are now available
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Published December 2013

Special Issue: Journal of Social Entrepreneurship: Contextual Perspectives

Guest Edited by SIERC Associates Anne de Bruin and Kate Lewis

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Published July 2013

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

Conference proceedings are now available for the inagural conference held at the Massey University, Albany campus in December 2011.
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Published January 2012

Innovation Lecture Series

As an initiative of our Centre, we are proud to announce the launch of the “Massey University Albany Campus Innovation Lecture Series”. The series will comprise four lectures by internationally reputed speakers on the themes of innovation, entrepreneurship and its social dimension.
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Published February 2011

Inaugural SIERC ‘Show and Tell’ Update

The Centre received a warm welcome on 14th October at the inaugural 'Show and Tell'. A donation of $300 was made to Givealittle Salvation Army Christchurch Earthquake Appeal from money received on the day.

Centre launch

As an innovative alternative to a conventional launch of the New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, we will have a ‘Show and Tell’ with the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University, Hon Steve Maharey in attendance. This will be on Thursday 14 October, 11 am at Massey University, Albany Campus, Study Centre Lounge. It will be an event where you can learn about the Centre, show your support and share ideas on how to progress its objectives. In keeping with the social ethos of SIERC the ‘refreshments budget’ and other monetary contributions (from its Research Associates and well-wishers) will be donated to an appropriate Christchurch Earthquake charity. We will keep you posted on the total contribution made via SIERC and the chosen charity, after our event.

Published October 2010

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