The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.
The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.
Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.
As the Waikato’s economic development agency, Te Waka, works alongside businesses to help them start-up, relocate or grow their operations. Whether you’re looking for funding, business advice or networking opporutnities, Te Waka can help.
Business Advisory Service
Our Advisors take a bird's-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow.
As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.
Waikato Chamber of Commerce announces finalists for Business Awards
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce were joined by MC Jan-Maree today to deliver exciting news to the Waikato businesses selected as finalists for the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2021.
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OFI, a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredient solutions, today confirmed plans to develop a new dairy processing facility at Tokoroa. It is now taking expressions of interest from potential farmer suppliers, employees, contractors, and general trade suppliers.
World-leading data quality assurance project finalist in Excellence in Govtech Award at 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
The team behind the world’s first national roading performance reporting and data quality assurance tool was a finalist in the Excellence in Govtech Award at the 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
Artificial intelligence diagnoses pneumonia, wins international award
A prototype app using artificial intelligence to diagnose pneumonia has won the developer an international award. Company-X senior software developer Jiadong Chen built the prototype for an international competition run by Microsoft.
HAMILTON | Pasifika Social Enterprise Strategy Workshop
This workshop will help you with tools and tactics to develop a strong social enterprise strategy.
The workshop will introduce participants to social enterprise fundamentals and the value of social procurement as a lever to create social outcomes in the community and covers:
-What social enterprise is
-Current Pacific social enterprise landscape
-Strategic analysis and positioning
-Business and impact models
-Social lean canvas
-Funding and investment
Suited to early-stage businesses or those developing a new product or service.
Guest Speakers: Teuila Maggof of Big River Catering and a surprise guest!
There is an opportunity to network with other Pasifika entrepreneurs at the end of the workshop, over a delicious catered dinner at 6 pm.
We hope to see you there!