As a pivotal part of the innovation corridor, Takapuna is home to numerous high tech companies and start-ups and continue to attract more due to its ideal location and bustling retail and hospitality scene. Techapuna started out as an initiative to attract more high-tech companies to the area as well as connect these fast-growing companies with each other through regular 'meet-ups' to foster sharing of ideas and drive innovation.

The Techapuna Initiative has been in play for some years now primarily driven by ATEED with support over the years from multiple parties including, but not limited to such entities as Channel Magazine, Massey University, Smales Farm, K1W1, various tech companies and the Takapuna Beach Business Association (TBBA)

The TBBA, with support from the various stakeholders, has now taken ownership of "Techapuna" and will be coordinating various activities and events within the Takapuna region working with the various stakeholders and business operators located here.

Grow North: Powering World Leading Innovation - The North Shore is the second highest region in NZ for number of tech businesses. Find out the why, the who and the how on Thursday, 24 May, 6pm, at the B:Hive, Smales Farm. Click HERE to register for the event.

Our thanks to:

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Grow North is an initiative led by Auckland leaders who are bringing existing groups together to create a smart innovation district within Auckland North. 

Innovation is being encouraged through an innovation escalator reaching from schools and incubators through to scale-up businesses and global networks. We invite you to connect through Grow North Director, Kel Marsh,


Massey University's ecentre provides business development services to take ideas from concepts to global ventures through smart tools, investment, connections and mentoring.

If you are interested to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and creatives, check out the Startup 5x5 Meetup Group.