At Xero, we’re always looking for ways to support small businesses to succeed and grow. That’s why we were thrilled to sponsor the Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards this year. Run by the Australia and New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF), the awards are all about recognising emerging businesses having an impact through innovation and collaboration.
The awards dinner held in Auckland last night showcased businesses with unique growth stories that have delivered impressive results. The entries were judged on four aspects – collaboration, growth, talent and funding approach – all key ingredients to scaling innovation. New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern presented the four winning businesses with their prizes.
Robotics Plus – Tauranga, NZ
Whispli – Sydney, AU
Kazia Therapeutics – Sydney, AU
Tectonus – Auckland, NZ
The Pure Food Co – Auckland, NZ
Farmbot – Sydney, AU
Avertana – Auckland, NZ
RedEye App – Brisbane, AU
We know collaboration is the key to having a positive impact on the world, you can’t do it alone. Bringing together great ideas, talented people and business knowledge enables us to solve problems and ultimately improve the economy.
The winners will be able to meet senior business and government leaders to establish opportunities for further growth and innovation. They will also get to attend two masterclasses in Australia and New Zealand providing valuable networking opportunities.
Huge congratulations to the winners!