MyVenue Named Finalist In Premier’s Business & Export Awards

Next-gen point-of-sale provider MyVenue, along with satellite start-up Fleet Space Technologies and visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures, are among the finalists in this year’s South Australian Premier’s Business and Export Awards.

More than 250 businesses entered this year’s revitalized and expanded awards program - run by Business SA and the state government - submitting 600 nominations across 24 categories.

There are 11 business award categories and 13 export award categories, with winners to be announced at a gala event in September. The export awards were last run in 2019 before the pandemic hit.

Business SA chief executive Andrew Kay said he was impressed by the caliber and number of nominations received.

“We were pleasantly surprised to receive an overwhelming response to the awards,” he said.

“South Australia is clearly home to a growing number of innovative and high-achieving businesses, of which we can be very proud. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

“We want this to be a celebration of business in this state on a scale not seen for many years.”

This year’s awards recognize the contribution of local businesses to the social, environmental, and economic well-being of the state, with categories celebrating the achievements of a variety of businesses including emerging, regional, family, and indigenous enterprises.

All finalists are automatically considered for the two major awards: the South Australian Business of the Year and the South Australian Exporter of the Year.

MyVenue, which provides point-of-sale software to stadiums and hospitality venues, has increased its customer base by 171 per cent since May 2022, with more than 50 venues currently using its technology in Australia, North America, and Europe.

Around 95 per cent of MyVenue’s sales are generated from overseas markets, including at iconic venues such as Wrigley Field (home of Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs) and the Charles Schwab Field baseball park.

The company’s chief executive Tim Stollznow said the awards program recognized the importance of exports to the local economy.

My Venue CEO Tim Stollznow left with software developer Angus Juers right

“This is fantastic recognition of MyVenue’s success supplying next-gen technology to the biggest sporting stadiums in the world,” he said.

“As a South Australian company, we’re very proud that in just the last 18 months over 50 international sports venues have deployed MyVenue’s point-of-sale solutions to improve their food & beverage operations.

“From the Miami F1 Grand Prix to Major League Baseball and four NFL stadiums, including this year’s Superbowl, plus our first venues in the UK, MyVenue’s locally developed solution is rapidly establishing a great reputation globally.

“Locating our headquarters in Adelaide’s world-class Lot Fourteen precinct has helped us employ an amazing team and collaborate closely with other technology organisations. The community has provided an excellent environment to nurture innovation, build new technologies, and to accelerate our export growth.”

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner for more than 1000 guests at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Friday, September 22.

Original story published by The Advertiser.