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Techweek begins on Saturday 19th May, with the two-day Auckland Innovation Tour beginning on Monday 21st May which will showcase New Zealand companies doing their bit to make a difference in the world. From Beca talking about the future of urbanisation to IBM talking about AI as a force for good, the Good For The World Open Days event covers off all of the bases in tech. Read on for a breakdown of what’s in store.

Race for Space

Think your startup has what it takes to impress a panel of judges to win a year’s free office space in The B:HIVE, the country's largest and smartest co-working building? Then submit your entry into the B:HIVE's Race for Space competition and give your business a boost. And hurry - entries close this Friday, May 18.

A day in the life

Established in Auckland in 1996, Link is New Zealand’s largest business brokerage and has grown rapidly to become the largest business brokerage firm in the world. Link currently has nearly 3000 businesses for sale in NZ and Australia with a combined value of $1.14 billion, and has sold over 600 businesses in the last year, with a combined value in excess of $300 million. In the last five years, LINK’s office locations have increased from 11 to 38, whilst broker numbers have increased from 72 to over 400. It now has offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines and the United States (including the largest business brokerage office in California). Here's how managing director Aaron Toresen manages his time.

Idealog + Tech Futures Lab

Dr. Elinor Swery gets excited about using technology to make the world a better place. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, she now works at Soul Machines as a solutions architect, working with international companies to deliver Artificial Humans and humanise the way in which we interact with technology. She has worked in various industries, from utilities and automotive to banking and telecommunication all the while focusing on improving process and user experiences through the enablement and adoption of AI technologies. Here's what keeps her up at night.

25 Things

Peter Haythornthwaite – industrial and creative design deity, Designers Institute of New Zealand fellow, owner of an ONZM for services to design, and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland – knows things, loves things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In part two, here are five things that sum up New Zealand's  modern design identity.

25 Things

Peter Haythornthwaite – industrial and creative design deity, Designers Institute of New Zealand fellow, owner of an ONZM for services to design, and current exhibitor of his life’s work at Objectspace Gallery in Auckland – knows things, loves things, predicts things, worries about things and improves things. In part one, here's five things he wishes he knew before he started a career in design.

Gratuitous self-promotion

Idealog's Design Series Event is fast approaching, and will feature talks from design deity Peter Haythornthwaite, Method Agency's managing director Sam Ramlu, craftsman, sculptor and educator Carin Wilson, and RCG's associate director Andy Florkowski, as well as live painting from up-and-coming artist Jake Feast, as well as the grand reveal of the winner of our Blunt + Generator Umbrella experiment. With just over a week to go, now is a great time to get tickets.