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Could Hawke’s Bay Become NZ Version Of Silicon Valley?

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You’d be hard pressed to describe Hawke’s Bay as New Zealand’s Silicon Valley but Tom Wallace, the founder and CEO of fast-growing local software company Re-Leased, can’t see why it couldn’t be.

Re-Leased is on a mission to double the size of its current team of 60 staff, and that involves doing all it can to attract software developers to the region – even offering them a $5,000 relocation bonus to move here.

“I don’t see any reason why Hawke’s Bay can’t be a really great tech hub,” says Tom, who founded Re-Leased in 2012.

“We’ve got great people, we’ve got a great environment, we’ve got all the technology you need to be able to communicate and work with anyone around the world. Location is no barrier to developing world- beating software.”

Re-Leased sells a cloud-based commercial property management platform – think Xero for landlords, property managers and tenants.

Read more on this and other Hawke’s Bay stories in The Profit magazine

Posted: 8 July 2019




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