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Entering the NZ Hi-Tech Awards

We know how much time and effort it takes to get your NZ Hi-Tech Awards application completed and in on time. With all the elbow grease and admin it requires, you might be asking yourself, Is this really worth it?

We want to share with you some reasons why entering the NZ Hi-Tech Awards is an extremely worthwhile course of action for both you and your team. And don’t just take it from us! Previous winners can attest to this too.

It goes without saying that any accolade increases both your brand perception and personal reputation. However, the reputability of the NZ Hi-Tech Awards, as well as the media coverage which goes along with it, will give you a massive boost within the industry. This can be hugely motivating for teams and external validation that what you are doing really works, makes the hard yards worth it.

“Winning an NZ Hi-Tech Award in 2021 was great recognition for the efforts of our team. It has been an exceptional time for our business amid the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring our global business of more than 6,000 people to pull together and meet surging demand for our products around the world—we’re pleased that the award reflects this commitment.”

Marcus Driller, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
2021 PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year

Being connected to the elite group of NZ Hi-Tech Awards alumni is a fantastic networking opportunity, and allows you to learn from those who have gone before you. Entering gives you the opportunity to engage with New Zealand's hi-tech community at several high-profile events throughout the year, including the NZ Hi-Tech Awards Alumni Event and the Gala Awards dinner - opportunities to meet and mingle with previous winners, industry leaders, government representatives, sponsors, investors and advisors. Hearing from industry leaders with a wealth of experience and expertise will help you grow your business and inspire greatness from your team. 

"I founded Umajin to create software to make anything 'you imagine' 20 years ago. The NZ Hi-Tech Awards have been an inspiration to see what other companies were doing and then to eventually join them up on stage for the software and creative solution categories."

David Brebner, Umajin
2020 Auckland Unlimited Most Innovative Hi-Tech Creative Technology Solution

Winning an award will help to cement your business credibility among investors, shareholders and the broader business community. It can also be a crucial factor in gaining that much-needed funding to aid research and development, marketing or international expansion. Furthermore, Successful businesses retain and attract the best staff. Show your staff and prospective employees that you aim high, and are a leading company in your field.

"The NZ Hi-Tech Awards is a celebration of companies who come to the awards with a deep, critical assessment of their business.  A celebration of companies who truly reflect on the growth ambition, and achievements, of their business. It's a celebration of bold kiwi tenacity and it always humbles me to see the dedication, drive and vision of the applicants."

Claudia Batten
NZ Hi-Tech Awards International Judge

So what are you waiting for? Join hundreds of other New Zealand tech companies who have gone before you, experiencing the exciting process of entering these prestigious awards. Enter now and see what’s possible.

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