Zach Preston

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Zach Preston is an engineering student at University of Canterbury and a keen teenage innovator. At the age of 18, he founded Sentinel Water: an eco-tech startup that aims to reimagine how tanked water supplies are managed sustainably and effectively. From pitching technology solutions to Microsoft in Seattle, to being awarded Top of New Zealand AL Computer Science, Zach has always been fascinated by how technology can completely change the way people think and live. Having worked across several industries as a freelancer, Zach is deeply passionate about applying imagination and creative problem-solving to Aotearoa’s toughest problems through empathetic design.