Nelson's Innovation Hub
The Mahitahi Colab was created with the vision of collaborating to support and inspire clever business, innovation, and talent in Nelson Tasman.
Designed to place local businesses and the tertiary sector at the heart of the Nelson-Tasman innovation and business community, the Mahitahi Colab exists to influence and inspire future economic development in the region. The intention is that together we will be able to build a more connected business and innovation community, by creating stronger links between clever business, investors, researchers, business development providers, Government and the education sector.
The three founding partners are the Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, who are already realising the benefits of working more closely together to support economic growth. In addition to the founding partners, a range of key public good focused business and talent development organisations are being invited to join the Mahitahi Colab.
Mahitahi's Community Manager, Sinead Ogilvie, brings a hybrid of skills in creative and commercial leadership to the Colab and all those in it. Her passion has always been helping local businesses in the Top of the South communicate their vision to their peers and customers. Now, in her role at Mahitahi Colab she facilitates innovation and is a connection point to drive local entrepreneurs to the right business development resources, tools and service providers they need to start-up or scale-up.
Sinead is available at any time to help you as a founder with an idea, an up and running business, a new product or service - with the next step to take.