Rising Star

Are you a Rising Star?

Our Rising Star award is for businesses that have been registered and running for at least one year – you just need to supply a full set of financial accounts. Yes, it's that easy to enter! 

To enter, select the Rising Star entry form – fill in as much detail as you can in terms of your actual revenue, export and R&D figures. We'll then shortlist and invite Rising Star entrants to take part in a fun, interactive session where you take the hot seat and pitch your business to us. Finalists are selected in each region and are invited to attend the Festival of Growth in November where our national Rising Star winner is announced.

For a complete entry into the Rising Star award, businesses must:

  • Be a New Zealand-registered business for at least one financial year
  • Complete the entry form
  • Submit a full set of independently verified financial accounts

In the technology industry?

If you are, by entering the Rising Star award your business will automatically be nominated for the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, if:

  • You have an operating revenue in excess of US$50,000 in the first year (FY16)
  • You have been in operation for a minimum of three years and your headquarters is in Asia Pacific
  • You are a technology company

Important note! Technology companies that do not meet the minimum revenue threshold for the Deloitte Fast 50 may still be eligible for the Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index.

For more information on the Deloitte Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 index, click here. 

Celebrating NZ's fastest growing companies

Entries for the 2018 Fast 50 programme have now closed. Contact us to find out more about the 2019 programme.