Haia won two awards at the Wales Startup Awards 2023


Hold onto your seats, folks, because we’ve got some seriously exciting news to share! The Haia Communications team is on fire, and we’ve just brought the house down at the Startup Awards Wales 2023! With style, innovation, and a healthy dose of attitude, we proudly walked away with not one, but two remarkable awards. Brace yourselves as we unveil our triumph as the Best Startup in Wales 2023 and the Digital Startup of the Year. It’s time to celebrate our audacious spirit, tireless dedication, and the unwavering support of our amazing team and loyal cheerleaders.

Unveiling the Awards:

Picture this: a room buzzing with anticipation, hearts racing, and then BAM! We won Best Digital Startup, sending shockwaves of excitement through the crowd. But wait, there’s more! Brace yourselves for the real kicker: we clinched the title of Best Startup in Wales! It was like a plot twist straight out of a blockbuster movie. We couldn’t believe our luck, and the feeling of pure elation was simply indescribable. This recognition is a testament to the blood, sweat, and tears our team poured into creating Haia, as well as the unwavering support we’ve received from day one.

Tom Burke and Andy Esser of Haia with awards

Haia Communications’ Stellar Rise:

We’re not just your average startup. Oh no, we’re the trailblazers, the disruptors, and the ones who bring a touch of magic to the digital landscape. Haia Communications has revolutionized online and hybrid events, infusing them with unparalleled innovation and a pinch of pizzazz. Our platform is a harmonious fusion of cutting-edge technology and a user-friendly interface that even your technologically-challenged uncle can navigate. We’ve empowered organizations to break free from geographical boundaries and create unforgettable virtual and hybrid event experiences that leave participants awestruck.

Celebrating the North Wales Startup Ecosystem:

Here’s a little secret we’re letting you in on: North Wales is where dreams come true for budding entrepreneurs. The support and opportunities available in this thriving startup ecosystem are simply unparalleled. So, to all the aspiring business mavericks out there, we say, “Go for it!” Chase your passions, fuel your determination, and North Wales will have your back every step of the way. Our victory at the Startup Awards Wales is a testament to the potential and endless possibilities that await those who dare to take the plunge into the entrepreneurial world.

Looking Ahead:

We may have clinched victory, but we’re not slowing down anytime soon. At Haia Communications, we’re fueled by an unquenchable thirst for innovation and an unwavering commitment to our clients’ success. Our journey has only just begun, and we’re determined to keep pushing boundaries, raising the bar, and revolutionizing the event industry. With our eyes set firmly on the future, we invite you to join us on this thrilling ride as we continue to redefine the possibilities of online and hybrid experiences.


The triumph of Haia Communications at the Startup Awards Wales 2023 is more than just a victory; it’s a celebration of audacity and tenacity. We stand tall as a symbol of the relentless pursuit of excellence and the power of unwavering support. As we bask in the glory of our double win, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to our remarkable team and unwavering supporters. Together, we’ll continue to make waves, break barriers, and leave an indelible mark on the startup world.

Stay tuned for more Haia magic and prepare to be amazed!

Winner of the best startup Wales Award Haia

About Tom

CEO & Co-Founder

Tom is passionate about events on Haia, especially esports. Tom enjoys swimming and climbing in his spare time. Get in touch with him to discuss any events you'd like to run!

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