Welcome to the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Awards.
Entries close at 5pm on Monday 2 March 2020.

Once submitted your entry is final and no further changes can be made.

Entries in this category are judged by a panel of both local and international judges.

Unless otherwise indicated, the Awards focus on the previous calendar year’s activity and the IP, value and innovation delivered in this timeframe. While previous activity and future potential is considered, the judge’s decision will be based on what has been delivered in that year.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email us at info@hitech.org.nz or call us on 09 984 4140.

Eligibility for this category

You are currently a registered NZ company and qualify against at least two of the following criteria:

  • Founded in NZ
  • Headquartered in NZ (the location of your global head office)
  • Have at least 20% of your employees reside in NZ

Note: If you’re not sure you qualify, please ask for verification.

In entering this category:

  • 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 2019.
  • 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.
  • Upon request, you will promptly supply the judges with evidence to support any claims made in this entry.

Request an entry form for this category

Complete this form to receive your unique link to enter the NZVIF Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year. You are able to save and resume your entry using this link.

We will also send you a Word version of the entry form so you can collaborate with team members and get stakeholder approval prior to submitting your entry online.

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Nominate someone for an award

It's time to shoulder-tap that company or someone that deserves a bit of recognition.

If there's a company or certain person out there that you think has what it takes, fill out this quick Nomination Form to let us know about them.

We'll reach out to them and let them know that they should enter - sometimes all you need is a little encouragement!

Nominations close 17 February 2020.

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