That’s according to the 2009 NZ Internet Awards. At the award ceremony in Wellington last month, Best Business Application went to Xero for its online accounting system, Best Education Product or Service Award was won by digital content directory Digital NZ and the Societal Impact Award went to the government’s website for depression awareness, thelowdown.co.nz.
But there were no finalists for the Internet Entrepreneur of the Year as the category didn’t attract enough talent. What? C’mon you web-venturers, pull your socks up and get your 2010 application at the Liz Dengate Thrush Foundation.
Globelet’s mission from five years ago remains unchanged: To rid the world of disposable cups and drink bottles. But the ambitions of founder, Ryan Everton, span beyond being just that ‘cup company’ that supplies festivals with reusables: he wants to create a system in New Zealand cities that will change the way consumers consume; a revolution of sorts.