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NZ Hi-Tech Foundation

The Hi-Tech Foundation is an initiative born out of the New Zealand Hi-Tech Trust and Perpetual Guardian which exists to help Kiwis dream big and grow new ideas using technology. Our core focus is on building stronger technology leaders, teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, technology-centric world.

The goal of the Hi-Tech Foundation is to provide a forum for the career development and advancement of technology professionals and students by reducing barriers to entry and inequity of opportunity within the sector. Through the Hi-Tech Foundation, people with talent from any background will be empowered to find a pathway to flourish.

Our purpose:

  • Provide exposure to accomplished leaders and the broader technology community
  • Create opportunities to connect organisations across different business segments and share technology trends
  • Give back to the New Zealand community through philanthropic efforts

The Hi-Tech Trust and the Hi-Tech Foundation are non-profit and non-partisan organisations.

The Hi-Tech Foundation (CC57991) is a registered charity ​under the Charities Act 2005. 


“The Hi-Tech Trust was established to celebrate success and in that goal, it’s been very successful but now is the time to do even more.”

David Downs, Chair, NZ Hi-Tech Trust