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Welcome to Kirikiriroa Hamilton

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An exciting place to live and work

Here in Hamilton, we pave the way boldly. From inventing the first electric fence, to building AI supercomputers and world-leading software, our people are leading the way. Come join us.

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Cool tech projects

Hamilton’s own, Shift72, transforms video content into a secure, white-labeled, revenue generating streaming library for your entertainment and business needs. Shift72 enables festivals, events, and corporations to create their own digital cinema or Netflix-style platform for audiences and employees around the world.

www.shift72.com

The prototype PlugIn lets CMS users and bloggers to auto-translate their content into one of over 82 languages, as well as the ability to create audio files or podcasts from the same content. The plugin is driven by Azure Cognitive Services and has been designed alongside Microsoft to improve accessibility of content cost-effectively for the creative community.

www.enlighten.co.nz

The talented team at Aware Group are enabling cities and campuses to make better, data-driven planning decisions on their pathways, facilities and spaces. Their AI-enabled devices, such as cameras and microphones, collect environmental data to count and classify traffic. Results and usage patterns can be closely monitored in a dashboard for making smarter, data-driven decisions.

www.awaregroup.com

Chris
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Chris is CEO and co-founder of Torutek, specialising in AI, IoT and hardware solutions

Waikato is more than just the dairy sector. We have an amazing high-tech and manufacturing business ecosystem, and the University of Waikato does a great job at fostering top new talent.

Hamilton is a great place to live and work. The Waikato community is low-key and down-to-earth, it is perfect to raise a family.

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Mike is a dad, an entrepreneur and Director at Native Data.

“Companies here in Hamilton are doing incredible work in advanced tech: AI, IoT and robotics.
They really are considered thought leaders in niche emerging tech segments.”

People who come to the tron usually come from the big cities and bring with them enterprise-level work experience and a collaborative attitude. They have the right mindset to share ideas, vibe with people, test their ideas and innovate a better future.

Kate
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Kate is a Startup Programme Manager at Soda

“Hamilton’s a great place for testing your ideas. People are genuinely interested and willing help. Connect, innovate, test, refine, repeat!”

At Soda Inc., Kate works to support start up founders through a variety of programmes to help them become the next NZ success story.

What Kate likes about Hamilton is that you’re always 1-2 people away from meeting a really important contact that will help accelerate your business to the next level.

Michael
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Michael works for The Instillery as a Senior Cloud Engineer

As a tech lead, it’s cool to see so many Hamilton companies on the hunt for talent at all levels of Cloud Infrastructure.

Michael and his family recently moved down to Hamilton from Auckland, and purchased their first home.

He’s is stoked to have extra time on his hands. He’s joined a local gym with some work mates and is experimenting with distilling gin and whiskey in his garage.

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Catt is a GIS Analyst for the Hamilton City Council

I chose to work in Hamilton because of the opportunities I knew I’d be able make for myself by being here. I found a challenging role, made it my own, and have never looked back.

In her role at the Hamilton City Council (HCC), Catt creates maps and tools that help visualise and analyse what the city can look like in the future.

She loves how easy it is to live here, make new friends and get around the city. On weekends, Catt loves to head off to nearby beaches or to the mountains.

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Alex is an IT Manager and Mobile App Consultant at Enlighten Designs

“I have opportunities to try different career directions in my company. Everyone is so honest and sincere, being able to grow my career in Hamilton has been a blessing.”

Alex likes how in Hamilton you have lower living costs, but with similar income, to bigger cities – which means he has more money and time to spend on hobbies.

Alex is a self-confessed smart home fanatic, with literally 100 smart home tools!

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Ankita is a leader in cybersecurity and Co-Founder of SecurityLit

“Locating in Hamilton was the easiest way to partner with the cybersecurity researchers at the University of Waikato, and to access young talent as interns and employees. It’s been invaluable for us as a tech startup.”

Ankita came to New Zealand in 2015 and started SecurityLit in 2020, selecting Hamilton because of the talent she could access from the University of Waikato.

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