Finalists have now been chosen for all three categories, and we reckon they make a pretty impressive bunch!
Distinguished: for noticeable impact on business over 15+ years
Paul Gray, A2X
Mark Vivian, Movac
Mimi Gilmour Buckley, Burger Burger
Emerging: for clear contribution to business
Emily Blythe, Limipidity
Sharndre Kushor, Crimson Education
Helen Townsend, The Rubbish Whisperer
Rees Vinsen, Adduco
One to Watch (determined by public vote): for demonstrated passion for business and/or entrepreneurship
Emily Hacket Pain, PaperPensPencils
Josh Burns, Up Imagery
Luka Licul, Spout Alternatives
Nick Hyland and Jacksen Love, Flamingo Scooters
Derek Lieu, Young Entrepreneurs Collective
Voting has now closed for the YES Alumni Awards One to Watch category.
Winners will be announced at the YES National Awards gala dinner in Wellington on Wednesday 4 December. You can learn more about this here.