The Cultivate Trust

Accelerating tech & innovation in Hamilton, NZ

As a collective, we're working to accelerate the growth, success and diversity of Waikato's technology and innovation sector.

The Tron is a unique place to innovate. Our people share the right mindset to connect, test out world-leading ideas and build a better future.


The Cultivate Trust's work is focused around three enabling actions


The Cultivate Trust leads and promotes events that increase engagement and participation in the Waikato’s tech sector.


We celebrate the tech and innovation successes of our whānau and their businesses using authentic storytelling.


Through our work, we attract world-class tech and innovation talent while promoting the Waikato as a location for businesses investment.

The Tech in the Tron campaigns engages with tech talent across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world, with content that shines a spotlight on the people and places that have made our region a special place to start and grow a career in tech. The primary goal of Tech in the Tron is to help people discover job opportunities, grow their professional network, and learn more about how Hamilton could be the city of their future.



Outcome-focused and guided by our founding values

Diversity & Inclusion

Anyone with the ambition and interest to participate in the tech sector feels welcomed and supported.


Technology is the greatest enabler of economic prosperity and productivity for the Waikato and New Zealand

Authentically kiwi

We are part of an ecosystem that is innovative, aspirational and not afraid to challenge the status quo.


Our strength is a culture of collaboration that leverages expertise and knowledge to create shared success.

Our Trustees

A huge thank you to our incredible partners

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