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Callaghan Innovation/Poutama Trust

Hi-Tech Kamupene Māori o te Tau – Māori Company of the Year

Callaghan Innovation/Poutama Trust

Entries have now closed!

Finalist announcements will be held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Wednesday, 27 March, 5.30 - 7 pm. Click here to register.

Eligibility for This Category

Your company is registered in NZ and meets at least two of the following criteria:

  • Founded in NZ
  • Global headquarters are in NZ
  • At least 20% of your employees reside in NZ

In Entering This Category

  • You are able to establish a strong identity as a Māori technology company and meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • You have at least 50% Māori ownership.
    • Your single largest shareholder is Māori.
    • You are able to satisfy the judges that you qualify as a Māori entity covering a range of factors including shareholding, iwi, your team and vision.
  • You have developed a Hi-Tech company that strongly identifies with the Māori heritage of its founders, teams or products and have achieved at least one commerical sale (this excludes grants and investment) for the calendar year ending 31 December 2023.
  • You may be a very young company, or one that has taken several years to get out of the 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, including how identifying as a Māori company will give you an even greater chance of success.
  • Upon request, you can supply the judges with evidence to support any claims made in this entry.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email info@hitech.org.nz or call +64 21 223 8506.

Nominations Have Closed

Thank you for all your submissions! We appreciate your efforts in recognising outstanding companies and individuals.

For the Hi-Tech Young Achiever category, entries can be self-entered or submitted on behalf of someone. Please ensure that entries are made in the Award Force portal by 5 pm on Monday, 4 March 2024.

As for the Hi-Tech Inspiring Individual category, entries are accepted by third party only. Make sure to submit the entry form for them in the Award Force portal by 5 pm on Monday, 4 March 2024.

Thank you again for your participation, and stay tuned for the exciting announcements ahead!