May is Tech Week in Rotorua and Evolve Rotorua is proud to support and promote the range of activities taking place as part of this initiative. Tech Week is a time to highlight and showcase the wealth of activity happening in Rotorua in the digital and tech sphere. For more information about Tech Week 2019 in Rotorua, see Rotorua Techweek aims to connect, solve problems and tell stories
Rotorua is becoming a significant hub for digital and tech work throughout New Zealand, for example as a base for e-gaming, animation, film production, and more. In particular, there is a concentration of digital and tech work on “Geek Street” on Hinemoa Street (for example, the co-working space Digital Basecamp and the Digital Natives Academy, amongst others). Recently journalists from The Spinoff produced a story and video about the rise of the digital economy in Rotorua and the way digital entrepreneurs in Rotorua are leveraging technology to make Rotorua a hub for global businesses, particularly Māori businesses: When high speed internet came to town, Māori business grabbed its opportunity