Thanks to all those who helped celebrate Australian innovation at Tech23 2016!

Many thanks to those who help to make Tech23 the great event that it is – the Tech23 founders, past and present industry leaders, R&D organisations on Innovation Island, supporters, sponsors, attendees and the Tech23 Alumni.

The goal of Tech23 is to generate exciting connections and to start conversations that will be pursued long after the event. Hope to see some of these connections and conversations continue in the future!

We look forward to letting you know more soon about the ninth annual Tech23 event to be held in 2017.


The Tech23 2016 Prize Winners are:

  • The Austrade Best Startup Award – 90-day residency at one of Austrade’s Landing Pads – Cardihab
  • The PayPal Enabling Choice – anytime, anywhere on any device – $5k cash prize – Biteable
  • Saasu Award – Two Saasu large plans for online business, valid for 18 months – agAlytics and Rappsio
  • The Tyro Fintech Award – Six months co-working space and a meeting with CEO Jost Stollmann – Haventec
  • Square Peg Capital Award – one-on-one meeting with Square Peg Capital – Gruntify
  • CMCRC Market Changing Technologies Award – $5k cash prize – Hovermap
  • Dinner with Martin Hosking, CEO of RedBubble – SPEE3D
  • Meeting with the legendary Bill Bartee of Blackbird Ventures – Data Creative
  • The OneVentures Prize for best potential growth company – meeting and business workshops – Lorica Health
  • The AMP Amplify Award for Best technology Tech23 2016 start-up founded by a woman – $2.5k cash prize awarded to a female entrepreneur – Leonore Ryan, Cardihab
  • Data61 Digital Disruption Award – $5k cash prize – AgriWebb
  • The Audinate Prize – $2.5k plus review/advice from Audinate’s Australian Management team – Myriota
  • The B2B Enterprise Award – Two tickets to attend the Agile Australia 2017 conference – Plutora
  • ATP Innovations – Advanced Technology Award – $2k cash prize with complimentary working space in the ATP Innovations
  • Accelerator Hub, and three mentoring sessions with Petra Andren, CEO, ATP Innovations – SPEE3D
  • MYOB Awards – 1:1 session with a MYOB Executive Leader – Black AI
  • “Launching in the USA” Award from FD Global Connections – 3 hour exclusive consulting engagement – Gruntify
  • Bigtincan Enterprise Mobility Leadership Award – 5 days and 4 nights in Boston, Massachusetts – Black AI
  • Berkeley Advisory Best Commercial Success Award – business consulting session – GeoInteractive
  • Tech23 2016 Innovation Excellence Award – ResApp Health
  • Tech23 2016 Greatest Potential Award – Plutora
  • Tech23 2016 People’s Choice Award – AgriWebb
  • Amazon Web Services Award – $2k of credits, business support for a year plus access to engineers and solution architects – All of the Tech23 companies!

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The Event

Tuesday 11 October 2016

9:00am – 5:30pm: Tech23 2016
5:30pm – 7:30pm: Networking and Awards

The Auditorium

NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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$250+GST (includes entry to the Awards Celebration)
$180+GST (Special rate for Entrepreneurs)
$150+GST (special rate for groups of 5 or more from the same company)


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    Dror Ben-Naim

    CEO, Smart Sparrow
    Tech23 was phenomenal and really helped with media, social proof and credibility. Tech23 really helps put the AU start-up scene on the map…Tech23 2012 finalist

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    Ian Buddery

    Chairman, Maestrano
    Congratulations and yet another fantastic Tech23 – in my opinion the best tech startup event in Australia… What you do is so important for Australia, please don’t ever stop!Attendee, 2015

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    Andrew Stead

    Director New Product Development, IAG Customer Labs
    Thanks for organising another great event. A good mix of companies, the crowd is always excellent – lots of 5min catchups that would take months to organise otherwise.Industry Leader 2015

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    Daniel Petre

    Partner, Airtree Ventures
    Thanks for putting on another outstanding event this year. I thought the calibre of the companies presenting has definitely increased over the last couple of years and (as a father of 3 daughters) I am so pleased to see so many women now both pitching and judging.Industry leader 2011, 2014 & 2015

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    Leni Mayo

    Investor, Entrepreneur & Startup VIC Board Member
    I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Not only were the pitching teams great but meeting some old friends and people whom I know by reputation was just a treat!Industry Leader 2014

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    Andrew Corbett-Jones

    Head, Tyro Fintech Hub
    Tech23 is my favourite conference, and it just gets better each year. And I’m not the only one saying that.Attendee, 2015

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    Bill Bartee

    Founding Partner, Southern Cross Ventures
    …Awesome event! Well done, congratulations and woo-hoo! As I consistently say, you guys put on THE BEST events BY FAR and you did it again this year! I loved it and I think everyone else did too. There was a great mix of people and it was very effective! Keep going and please count me in next year! Let me know how I can support/help! Happy to do so in any way! Industry Leader 2009-2013

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    Kate Harrison Brennan

    Founder, Global & Smart
    Heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to be part of Tech23. High on creativity, low on arrogance, that culture must come from each of you. An opportunity to learn so much, share ideas, and talk to all sorts of different people, I’m so grateful for the opportunity. I can see why companies in the 23 want to give back to build the community in subsequent years. I’m hooked. Huge thanks!Tech23 2014 finalist

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    Todd Forest

    Managing Director, NAB Ventures
    You’ve done such a great job organising Tech23 over the years, and supporting innovation in Australia. Now I’ve been on both sides of the forum – as an industry leader and now a startup CEO (I actually enjoy the latter!). Thanks again for having us participate yesterday and being so generous of your time to create and organise the event. All of Australia Startup community should thank you for it!!Industry Leader 2011 & Tech23 2014 finalist