Open Stream


The Open stream offers you some space and professional support to work on your business and to host the conversations you want to have.

A stone’s throw away from the Isaac Theatre Royal, the Open stream provides supplementary spaces and facilities to have your own meetings, organise follow-up conversations on the topics you want to delve into, and take part in additional workshops some of our professional partners are generously offering to deliver at no cost.

The Open Stream has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Vodafone Foundation, BizDojo and Kiwibank.

The Vodafone New Zealand Foundation and BizDojo are providing us with their newly built facilities, including all AV equipment, for the duration of the Forum. Check out our Venue Map to locate both the Vodafone Innov8 building and the BizDojo co-working space, literally next door to each other. Our SEWF 2017 community online platform, powered by our Platinum partner SAP, will give you access to a booking system for meeting rooms and hot desks at these Open Stream venues.

Kiwibank, one of our Gold partners, is bringing a Mentor Bar to the Open Stream. The Mentor Bar is a drop-in space for you to go throughout the Forum to get support from a range of professional services. From banking services to legal advice, marketing to leadership tips, it’s a great way to get expert advice at no cost, making your social enterprise stronger while you’re at the Forum.

All in all, the Open Stream is a great opportunity to work on your own business, discuss specific topics or challenges, network with like-minded people or seek guidance and mentorship.