NZ tech sector in “great shape” as Xero wins big in Wellington

"The New Zealand technology sector is clearly in great shape for the future with so many awesome young companies embarking on their big journey."

“It also says a lot about the calibre of entries we receive. The judges have been full of praise for the outstanding companies participating in this year’s awards – they are all deserving of our congratulations.

“And it’s great to see how past winners are continuing to go from strength to strength too. We look forward to next year’s Awards in Auckland.”

The 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Award winners are:

Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever Award Winner: Ben O’Brien – CEO and Co-founder of StretchSense

Qual IT Best Technology Solution for the Public Sector Award Winner: Foster Moore

IBM Most Innovative Initiative Award Winner: Network for Learning Highly Commended: The Mind Lab by Unitec

Callaghan Innovation Best Technology Solution for the Creative Sector Award Winner: Umajin

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Software Product Award Winner: Umajin

Endace Innovative Hardware Product Award Winner: Phitek Highly Commended: SnapitHD

Grow Wellington Innovative Service Product Award Winner: Straker Translations

NZTE Most Innovative Agritech Product Award Winner: SnapitHD

UK Trade & Investment Innovative Mobile Technology Award Winner: Geozone

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Hi-Tech Start-up Company of the Year Winner: Mindscape Highly Commended: Timely

Cisco Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year Winner: Volpara Solutions Highly Commended: Totara Learning

PwC NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year Award Winner: Xero

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