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Vend and Xero win big at Hi-Tech Awards

Vend and Xero win big at Hi-Tech Awards

2013 NZ Hi-Tech Award winners announced at gala dinner.

Xero and Vend each won two awards at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, which were announced at a gala dinner attended by 700 guests at Sky City in Auckland on Friday evening. Xero won Company of the Year as well as Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - over $5million Award, while Vend won the Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - under $5million and Innovative Service Product Award.

The Hi-Tech Awards are selected by a 50-strong panel of national and international judges, including co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, director of engineering for Google in New York, Craig Nevill-Manning; director of Texas Venture Labs, Rob Adams; head of IDG Ventures in the US, Pat Kenealy and Cisco’s senior vice president, Howard Charney.

One international judge remarked: “Xero is executing the Web 2.0 playbook perfectly, blending brand building, product development, capital raising and value creation, and global expansion. Xero is the new benchmark for product-based tech companies in NZ".

Judges were also impressed with Vend’s performance. “Vend’s objective of ‘moving every bricks and mortar retailer onto the cloud’ and its execution of a strategy to achieve this goal impressed us. With thousands of retailer customers in more than 100 countries, Vend is well on the way to being a real NZ IT success story and has plenty of growth left in it yet.”

NZ Hi-Tech Trust Chair Wayne Norrie says the Hi-Tech Awards in 2013 attracted a record number of first-time entrants and record attendance at all events.

The 2013 NZ Hi-Tech Award winners are:

Fronde Hi-Tech Young Achiever

Robert Bell, UBNZ World Markets/KlickEx Corporation

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the New Zealand Hi-Tech Sector by a Multinational Company

Navico

HSBC and NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - Under $5million

Vend

HSBC and NZMEA Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - Over $5million

Xero

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Software Product Award

Wynyard Group

Endace Innovative Hardware Product Award

ikeGPS

State Government of Victoria Innovative Service Product Award

Vend

Telecom Business - Most Innovative Mobile Technology Award

Carnival Labs

NZVIF Pre-commercialisation Company of the Year

Trigger Happy

Special commendation: Performance Lab Technologies

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment Best Hi-Tech Start-up

BIMstop

Cisco Hi-Tech Emerging Company Award

GreenButton

PwC NZ Hi-Tech Company of the Year Award

Xero


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