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Fast 50 Stars At Annual Summit

Canterbury Software Cluster press release

Fast 50 Stars At Annual Summit

The Canterbury Software Cluster has lined up companies with average annual growth in 2004 of 515% to tell their stories of business success.

22 August 2005. - Growth is the theme of the 2005 Canterbury Software Summit, presented by the Canterbury Software Cluster, a grouping of 90 local companies involved in the software industry.

Summit headliners Endace, Hyperfactory, NZ Tourism Online, InFact, Black Coffee Software and Silicon Coach averaged 515% annual revenue growth for 2004, placing them on the Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 index of New Zealand's fastest growing companies.

Also speaking is John O'Hara who has established and grown through to successful exits four New Zealand-based technology companies. He has also completed over a dozen off-shore licensing agreements with major American and English companies.

"Software is one of the most dynamic sectors of the local economy, so this Summit is about sharing stories of success and working out ways we can help each other to identify and exploit new markets," says Cluster Chairman Owen Scott.

The Summit is being held on Thursday 15 September, 12:30pm - 5:30pm, Rydges Hotel (Oxford Tce, Christchurch). Registration is free for members, $20 for non-members. More information is available at


Canterbury Software Inc (CSI) is a non-profit organisation aimed at helping the Canterbury software sector succeed at home and worldwide. This cluster of small-to-medium Canterbury and other South Island companies works to facilitate strong foundations for commercial success in world-class software products and services, and establish national and international business relationships.


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