2019 Sprint Global participant PICMI wins 3 innovation awards at Fieldays
The quality of entries at this year's awards was so high, judges said it was difficult to make their decisions. But one entrant really stood out – PICMI founded by Genevieve Griffin-George – a participant in ecentre’s Sprint Global 2019 programme.
PICMI removes the need for paperwork when hiring staff. The platform enables employers to personalise and manage their on-boarding process saving time and money whilst acting as an intermediary between employee and employer.
PICMI was inspired by founder Genevieve Griffin-George's problems finding seasonal workers.
PICMI was the winner in the following categories in the Fieldays 2019 Innovation Awards:
• Fieldays Grassroots Prototype Award
• Vodafone Innovation Technology Award
• James & Wells Innovation Award
Genevieve Griffin-George says, “What a week! There were so many great businesses and people showcasing their innovations so we feel very honoured to have won these awards. Being at Fieldays has enabled us to connect with various sectors and industry leaders in New Zealand and also offshore. We are now looking at how we can work together to develop further features that will benefit the industry - exciting times ahead!”
PICMI was selected into the first cohort of Sprint Global’s programme in February this year. Griffin-George is currently part of the second cohort of Sprint Global’s founder incubator programme focussing on global business.
“Sprint Global has provided me with fantastic mentors and support but also challenged my thinking around my businesses. Being part of a cohort has meant we've been able to share the highs and lows together making this roller coaster of a ride the little bit easier. I'm so glad I filled in that application,” says Griffin-George.