The 23 companies presenting at Tech23 2019 have the opportunity to be awarded these great prizes!
Now entering a new decade, Tech23 continues to resonate as an unmissable national celebration of innovation in Australia’s tech calendar.
Wednesday 23 October 2019
The Auditorium

37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW
7.30am: Tech23 Exclusive Breakfast
9.00am – 5.00pm: Tech23 2019
5.00pm – 7.00pm: Networking and Awards

The Addisons Award for the most ‘backable’ team

The winner will receive $5k in cash, plus legal advice to the value of $5k to the most ‘backable’ team.

Office Hour with AirTree

3 ambitious Tech23 startups will each receive the opportunity to meet with John Henderson, Partner at AirTree, for a 30min AMA session.

Cicada Innovations

The Cicada Innovation Deep Technology Award

The winner will receive $2k cash prize, plus 2 mentoring sessions with the CEO of Cicada Innovations.

Awarded to the best advanced technology company at Tech23.

Growth Design Workshop with CSIRO and Main Sequence Ventures

Spend 1 day with Main Sequence Ventures Partner Phil Morle and a CSIRO research lead in the area of your startup to imagine what else is possible for your company.

Innovation bay
Innovation Bay

The winner will be given a dedicated episode on "Open the Pod Bay Doors" podcast plus a company/founder profile in Innovation Bay’s investor newsletter

The IP Group
Emerging Company Award

Receive a one on one meeting with an IP Group representative. Awarded to a standout emerging company at Tech23 based on the following: Strength of Intellectual Property position; Differentiation from competitors; Global market potential

NSW Government
NSW Government
Award for Innovation

The winner will receive
2 x Tickets VIP for StartCon 2019.

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The AgileAus B2B
Enterprise Award

The winner will receive Two tickets to attend the AgileAus20 Conference to be held on Monday 15 - Tuesday 16 June in Melbourne. This prize will be awarded to the company that shows the greatest solution for the enterprise.

M8 Ventures
M8 Ventures' Awesomeness

$500 cash prize, with lunch and mentor session with M8 Ventures VC partners (Alan Jones and Emily Rich) for the company with the most surprising and delightful use of tech.


Tech23 Innovation Excellence Award

Awarded to the Tech23 company whose technology demonstrates the highest level of innovation and originality.

Tech23 Greatest Potential Award

Awarded to the Tech23 company whose technology is deemed to demonstrate the most potential.

Tech23 People’s Choice Award

This special award is decided by the audience!

Interested in creating goodwill and showing your support for homegrown, high-growth tech? We'd love to hear from you! Enquire about sponsoring a prize for Tech23 by getting in touch with or giving us a call on +61 3 9663 3093.

Terms & Conditions
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Cancellation Policy

Given written notice to, prior to Monday 23 September 2019, we are happy to issue a refund for any cancellation of single tickets. Refunds are not provided for any cancellation received after Monday 23 September 2019 or for non-attendance on the day. Delegate substitutions may be made at any time. All refunds will incur a AUD50 administration fee. This fee will be deducted from the refund amount.