Sustainability - Preparing you for THE BIG SHIFT

Launch Event

AUG 9 2018 at 5:30PM, NMIT G BLOCK

Main Event

SEP 14/15/16 2018, NMIT G BLOCK




<HACKNELSON> is a collaborative event bringing Nelson's Business people, Software Developers and Creative Designers together. Local organisations will pitch problems in August for teams to solve over 48 hours in September.

<HACKNELSON> is a digital innovation weekend focused on unleashing the potential of our region's businesses.

Teams compete by working all weekend with the support of our talented business mentors. On Sunday teams will present their concepts and prototypes. Then our judging panel will award prizes.

On top of the money, prizes and profile gained by taking part, the massive benefit of <HACKNELSON> is the connection and mutual opportunity created between smart businesses and smart technologists in NelsonTasman.


Introduction Video



Thinking of participating? If you're a local Organisation, Software Developer, Designer, Technology or Business expert, or just want to help - we're eager to have you join us.

Learn more via the form below and we will provide you with further information about the event. 

Please complete the form below

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Main Event | 14 SEptember
4:00 PM - Late

Johnny Cash Room,
G Block, NMIT


Training Info

16 August
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Room T309, NMIT

23 August
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Room T309, NMIT

Presentation Magic  30 August
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Room T309, NMIT


<HACKNELSON> is a fantastic opportunity to get yourself in front of stellar businesses in NelsonTasman. Through the event weekend you can showcase your talent to all involved, which will unlock doors and opportunities for you.

Network and rub shoulders with some of the region's top businesses, creatives and developers.

In addition you will probably learn more in 2 days at <HACKNELSON> than you have in the last 6 months. This event comes with training courses beforehand, mentoring throughout and the chance to learn from others in your team. The 50 people involved last year absolutely loved it so talk to any of them.

We want you to be in the zone as much as possible during the weekend, so all meals and drinks are included! (That's Dinner on the Friday, 3 squares on the Saturday, and Brekkie & Lunch on the Sunday).

Ticket Details


Event Participant $99

Tertiary Student  $49

* Earlybird closes 31st July

Access to the main event over 3 days

Day 1 Dinner, Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
Day 3 Breakfast & Lunch. Plus free drinks


This is a great opportunity for employers as well - the main event weekend is packed full of thought provoking, mind boggling, brain stimulating and truly fun education that you can take back to the workplace and share with your fellow colleagues.

So - talk to your employer about funding you to attend this fantastic event as they might be just as keen as you.