Creating a Vision for the Future – Stanford Bootcamp 2017

Organisation: Te Hono Partnership
Grant Number: L17020
Grant Amount: $201,250

AGMARDT has been a principal sponsor from inception, and has seen the Te Hono movement gain a momentum of its own, bringing NZ primary sector leaders together in a forum to learn the process of and apply design thinking to their businesses, engage with others and seek collaborative opportunities.

The broad goal of Te Hono is to lead and encourage the diversification of the primary sector by developing companies who can add value to volume, as we transform from commodity price takers, to market shapers and create transformational change.

The theme for the 2017 Te Hono Stanford Bootcamp was “Creating a Vision for the Future” with a different format this year that focused on companies working on value creating/transformational and collaborative projects to accelerate New Zealand towards the goal of becoming the global exemplar, environmentally, economically and socially.

Increasing consumer expectations, an emphasis on sustainability, new technologies, and an increasingly complex global supply chain are just some of the elements that are redefining the requirements of the primary industries. To excel, the primary industries need strong and innovative leaders.

This year a group of over 50 New Zealand primary industry leaders, including Minister for Primary Industries Hon Nathan Guy, attended the Stanford Business School.


“The Hono Bootcamp at Stanford was the most exciting and inspiring week of my professional career, and I have been able to apply a number of learnings to our business, and to my own day-to-day thinking. Thank you AGMARDT for your support of this programme, and subsequently my career development to be an industry leader”.  Jason Te Brake





“Te hono empowered me with confidence and capability to inspire and enable the much needed change to create a more economic, environment and socially sustainable future for New Zealand’s Agri-Food industry.”  Julia Jones