One year after its official opening, Rotorua’s Digital Basecamp has secured its spot as the city’s tech industry driver, as the growth in the local IT sector continues.
The co-working space was set up by Nige Ward, Potaua Biasiny-Tule, Nikolasa Biasiny-Tule, and Matt Browning and has gone from strength to strength. The demand in the local sector has prompted the need for a Business Development Manager, with Rotorua’s David Remmerswaal taking the reigns.
David joins Digital Basecamp after a successful stint at Dubzz Digital Marketing and is excited about the potential of the new role.
Digital Basecamp director Nige Ward says the vision for Basecamp was to help grow the tech industry in Rotorua and put a spotlight on the innovation happening in the region.
“There are so many people choosing to work from Rotorua because it is an amazing place, and they are doing incredibly unique things. We wanted to create a space which brought those people together and helped them progress their ideas and projects.”
“Basecamp is all about innovation and collaboration,” David says.
“I want to make people more aware of all the awesome projects that are happening within Basecamp and Rotorua.”
David will not only be connecting people for various projects, but also with the wider industry and the Rotorua community.
He already has wide links in the community as a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Toastmasters, a previous Dancing with the Rotorua Stars competitor, and Westpac Rotorua Business Awards finalist as Employee of the Year.
“There is a real buzz about David joining Basecamp,” Nige says.
“He has the right connections both inside the industry and the community and can help make people more aware of what is happening. He will be the overarching connector and will help develop Basecamp and put our local industry on the map.”
David will also be organising workshops and seminars for both the wider tech community and the general public.
If you are interested in co-working at Basecamp or the IT projects coming out of the co-working space, visit the Hinemoa Street premises or email David on firstname.lastname@example.org.