This year's Tech23 saw four young ICT companies awarded a share of $100,000 in NSW Government funding. This year's winners include Ninja Blocks (Collaboration for Innovation - $20,000); Smart Sparrow (High Growth Catalyst Award - $20,000); and ScriptRock (Greatest Potential Award - $20,000). There was also a host of supporter prizes awarded, thanks to all the generous prize sponsors.
New technologies that fight fraud, transform photographs into maps, turn your phone into a remote control for your entire house, and loads more great innovations have been chosen to take centre-stage at the event that propels up-and-coming Australian companies into the global spotlight.
Download the press release here.
The response was amazing! We have been so excited to see the applications for Tech23 2012 flood in. We can't wait to get our teeth sunk into reviewing the 150+ submissions and deciding who the final 23 companies will be.
If you have never attended Tech23 before, you are in for a real treat! It is a wonderful day in which 23 young innovative technology companies show off their business models for FIVE minutes each; and are then questioned and offered advice by our industry's experienced investors and most successful entrepreneurs.
If you will be joining us again, you know how anything can happen at Tech23 - meeting up with the industry's best and brightest and being amazed by the hottest new innovation Australia has to offer.
If you want to be in the audience at Tech23 2012, you can now register to attend. Come along and be a part of making great things happen! Register online here »
We're very excited to announce that the NSW Government will once again be providing cash prizes for the best of our Tech23 2012 companies. There will be three prizes of $20,000 up for grabs, as well as one major prize of $40,000 to go to the best of the Tech23 2012.
Make sure you throw your hat in the ring to be in the running to win one of these great prizes!
Back in 2012 for its fourth year as THE competition for young, innovative and fast-growing Australian companies, Tech23 promises to once again unearth some of the hottest new innovation the country has to offer!
So if you think you've got what it takes to be one of the Tech23 in 2012, joining our celebrated alumni including IPScape, Roamz, Kaggle, We are Hunted, Posse and Marathon Robotics, be sure to throw your hat in the ring!
Why enter? There will be plenty of amazing prizes up for grabs, as well as the opportunity to have your five minutes of fame in front of an audience of 400+ potential investors, mentors, and customers. The connections you make at Tech23 could open many exciting doors for your company!
So why wait?! Apply now to be one of the Tech23 in 2012!
If you want to be part of the bleeding edge of Australia's innovative future join the industry's brightest and best-connected at Tech23 2012 where 23 young Australian companies will be selected to show off their company to the 400+ potential investors, mentors, entrepreneurs, and customers. Be amazed by some of the hottest new innovation Australia has to offer - in areas such as mobile, green, digital, health, education and maybe even space!
An exciting mash of young technologies, a star-studded list of Australia's expert industry leaders, along with representatives from government, research institutions, industry, media, and customers, Tech23 is a hub of exciting innovations and collaborations.
With loads of time for networking - meet and be inspired by some amazing entrepreneurs, inventors and IT gurus - and see first-hand what they have been up to. Innovation Island will also show off some of the new breed of innovation, with early stage ideas and technology on display.
And just when you think the day can't get any better - soak up the festive spirit with old and new friends at the evening Awards Celebration event - and see who walks away with the prizes!
Come along and be part of making great things happen!