Networks / Shared Spaces

Learn all about the networks available to you. From coding groups to creative studios.


LinkedIn: Growing Dunedin's Economy group

Online networking starts with LinkedIn. Sign up and join the 'Growing Dunedin's Economy' group to connect with a wide variety of people whose common interest is a vibrant and prosperous Dunedin.

Dunedin IT

Dunedin IT represents a wide range of technology companies in Dunedin who aim to grow a strong, vibrant and connected ICT sector in the city.

Code Craft Dunedin

Code Craft Dunedin is a group of people interested in software development, learning and getting together. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at the Centre for Innovation.

Dunedin Young Professionals

DYP are Dunedin’s leading young professional networking organisation.

Te Kupeka Umaka Maori Ki Araiteuru (KUMA)

KUMA is the Maori Business Network for the Otago/Southland region.

The Otago Southland Branch of the Institute of Directors

IOD holds a number of events and functions every year. It also offers an Aspiring Director Award and keeps members informed about branch activities through a newsletter

Shared Spaces

The Startup Space

Sitting conveniently between the university and polytechnic campus', the Startup Space is a shared workspace for students and non-students working on new business ideas and a hub for all things startup in Dunedin.

Dunedin Makerspace

Dunedin Makerspace is a shared workshop where everyone is invited to work and create.  We work in many different disciplines, learning new skills from those alongside us and sometimes doing projects we could not do ourselves.  We want to see electronics, craft, art, programming, engineering, cooking and all other types of creative enterprise happening at our workshop.


Innov8HQ is Dunedin's new Smart Business Hub and Collaborative Workspace, providing a Supermarket of Resources - to House, Connect and Support Businesses through Start up, Growth and Sustainability in the Digital Age.

Hub 174

Hub 174 is an affordable shared workspace just three minutes walk from the Octagon at 174 Princes St. Hub 174 is a place for freelance professionals and small businesses with a social/ environmental focus, community organisations, start-up projects, artists and other innovators to work from, with on hand mentoring and the opportunity to network and collaborate.

104 Shared Workspace

104 is a shared office in Salisbury House in Dunedin's warehouse precinct, just five minutes walk from the Octagon. The loft is a tidy and cool 300 square metres in a building that’s kind of like a beehive, calm from the outside, but inside it's humming.


Petridish is a shared community of creative media, tech and small businesses. All innovating the way we work.