INNOVATION GOLD in association with  DATACOM

~ inventive new products & processes

2019 WINNER

THE OMEO by OMEO TECHNOLOGY

Wheely Good Wheels

The Omeo is currently the only known mobility product available that provides a user with control through utilising an active Seat Control steering mechanism that also harnesses the benefits of Segway’s self-balancing technology.

 

“Users control forward, reverse, braking and steering with their torso – hands-free. Our customers report of experiencing increased independence and freedom as well as encountering multiple physical, cognitive and emotional benefits,” says one of the development team Kevin Halsall (pictured).

 

With an estimated 13.5 million wheelchair users in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe, UK and Scandinavia Omeo Technology are excited to now be distributing Omeos throughout these markets.

LEARN MORE  www.omeotechnology.com  @OmeoTechnology

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2019 FINALISTS

HATCH

Putting the Fun into Funds

Hatch is a digital investing platform that allows Kiwis to be world-class investors.

 

“We designed Hatch for those that want to access the largest, most liquid sharemarkets in the world,” GM Kristen Lunman (pictured) says. Invest dollar amounts to buy as much or as little of a company or exchange-traded fund as you like, even if it’s a fraction of a share.

 

“Investors are finally able to invest in the world’s most successful companies, exchange-traded funds that align with their values, emerging industries, or newly listed IPOs,” Kristen says.

 

“We are thrilled that a new generation of investor is reengaging with the share markets.”

LEARN MORE   www.hatchinvest.nz       @Hatch

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Passphere

Ticketyboo Ticketing

Passphere, the SAAS booking platform for event attendance, with powerful analytics at its core.

 

“Existing providers are weighed down with old technology that frustrates organisers and customers,” says Founder/CEO Ezel Kokcu (pictured). “We’ve reimagined ticketing and built Passphere from scratch to make selling tickets simpler and to put valuable data in the hands of the Promoter.”

 

Earlier this year Passphere merged with iTICKET, a full-service ticketing provider that has sold more than 6,000,000+ tickets over the last 15 years.

 

This strategic partnership will soon see iTICKET powered by Passphere’s world-class technology, bringing 750,000+ customers to the Passphere platform.

LEARN MORE   www.passphere.com     @Passphere

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REBEL BAKEHOUSE by BREADCRAFT

Shakin'up Bakin'

Rebel Bakehouse, the latest innovation from Breadcraft, a Masterton based company with 75 years of innovation and history behind them.

 

Rebel Bakehouse is incorporating new and exciting ingredients into their range of wraps, aimed at producing a significantly heathier product for the consumer.

 

They are also focusing on sustainability and taste through their use of Cricket Flour, Hemp and purple corn to revolutionise the bread aisle in your local supermarket.

 

“We want to offer Kiwis another choice in the bread aisle, which has been stale for many years. Our wraps carry a minimum 4-star rating and we’re working towards a 5-star rating,” says Chris Petersen (pictured).

LEARN MORE   www.rebelbakehouse.co.nz

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XERO LEARN

Junior Xeros

Xero Learn is a new software service for educators and content creators that lets them create their own Xero lessons and send them out to students with the click of a button, hundreds at a time

 

“It means individual students can connect with the educator and work with Xero in a real-life experience,” Xero Learn lead Michelle Taggart (pictured) says. “Educators have been involved in developed throughout, and they tell us Xero Learn is a much better situation than working round trial versions and demos of other software.”

 

The AWS cloud platform offers Xero access anywhere, more than 200 providers around the world have registered interest.

LEARN MORE   www.xero.com       @Xero.Accounting          @Xero

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