ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

 

If there's a company out there that you think has what it takes, fill out this quick Nomination Form to let us know about them.  We'll shoulder-tap them and let them know that they should enter - sometimes all you need is a little encouragement! Nominations close 19 Feb.

 

PwC

Hi-Tech Company of the Year

You have developed a successful hi-tech company with a track record of continuous achievement.

In your calendar year ending on 31 December 2018 you will have reported revenue in excess of NZ$10 million.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of revenue growth, sustained innovation, export success and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Hi-Tech Company of the Year

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Quick Circuit

Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company

This Award goes to a company who is an active participant in the local Hi-Tech Sector but whose local headquarters is outside of NZ.

You will be able to tell an exciting story as to how the initiatives your company has participated in or led, has created sustainable growth and business success for New Zealand’s technology sector.

Best Contribution to the NZ Hi-Tech Sector by an Internationally Headquartered Company

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VISA

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good

You have developed a technology solution (hardware, software or service based) that is being provided without profit to members of society, either within New Zealand or globally. It is either freely available or the profit made can’t be used for individual or corporate advantage and must be either reinvested in the company and/or used to payback a loan or investment in the organisation. (Note: profit is over and above what you pay for salaries and operational expenses).

Best Hi-Tech Solution for the Public Good

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IBM

Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual of the Year

This award is by nomination only.

It is awarded to an inspiring, influential individual that is making an outstanding contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a director, senior executive, employee or contractor and/or to the hi-tech sector itself.

The recipient will demonstrate qualities that single them out as a leader, achieving way beyond what could be considered their “day job”.

Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual of the Year

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Coretex

Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

You have made the transition from a start up to having annual revenue of between NZ$1 million and NZ$10 million for the calendar year ending 31 December 2018.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of innovation, market opportunity, competitive advantage and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

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Duncan Cotterill

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution

You have developed a stand-alone software solution that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

It may be a totally unique product or new IP built on an existing application or technology framework; hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Software Solution

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ATEED

Hi-Tech Creative Technology Solution

You have developed a genuinely innovative hi-tech product or solution (including hardware, software and/or services) that uses creative content or interactive design in a genuinely innovative way and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

It may be a totally unique solution or a significant and unique change that has been made to an existing product or solution your company offers.

Hi-Tech Creative Technology Solution

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New Zealand Venture Investment Fund

Hi-Tech Start-up Company of the Year Entry

You have developed a hi-tech company that has moved into an early revenue growth phase and has annual revenue of less than NZ$1 million for the calendar year ending 31 December 2018.

You may be a very young company, or one that has taken several years to get out of the pre-commercialisation starting blocks.

You will be able to tell an exciting story of innovation, market opportunity, competitive advantage and how you plan to achieve the goals you’ve set.

Hi-Tech Start-up Company of the Year Entry

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Endace

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

You have developed a hardware product that is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

Your technology solution must be clearly differentiated from that of your competition.

Your product may include software but the real competitive advantage has to come from its physical design.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Agritech Solution

You have developed a technology-based solution for use by those in the primary sector including (but not limited to) fishing, farming, forestry and horticulture.

Your Agritech solution is genuinely innovative and you can demonstrate how it’s positioned for future success.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Agritech Solution

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Callaghan Innovation

Hi-Tech Kamupene Maori o te Tau — Maori Company of the Year

You are able to establish a strong identity as Maori technology company and are able to satisfy the judges that you qualify as a Maori entity covering a range of factors including shareholding, iwi, your team and vision.


You have undertaken a commercial endeavour, using technology, which is genuinely innovative and can demonstrate how it’s positioned a Maori business or organisation for future success.

Hi-Tech Kamupene Maori o te Tau — Maori Company of the Year

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Kiwibank

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service

You have developed a genuinely innovative service that is significantly enabled by some form of technology be it software or hardware.

It may be a totally unique service or significant and unique change that has been made to an existing service your company offers.

Most Innovative Hi-Tech Service

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Xero

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

This award goes to an outstanding individual that has made a substantial contribution to a New Zealand hi-tech company as a founder, employee, OR a contribution to the hi-tech sector itself. They have proven to demonstrate qualities that single them out as an excellent leader and achiever.

The individual must be Under the age of 30 years old, as of midnight, on the 4th March, 2019.

Hi-Tech Young Achiever of the Year

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