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Thanks to our prize sponsors, the 23 companies presenting at Tech23 2018 had the opportunity to win a range of amazing prizes.
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The 23 companies presenting at Tech23 2018 have the opportunity to be awarded these amazing prizes!

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.

Winner: QuestaGame

The Amazon Web Services Award
All finalists will have the opportunity to join the AWS Activate startup program, which can include $5,000 in credits, business support for a year and access to engineers and solution architects, as part of AWS' commitment to the startup community.
The AMP Amplify Award for best technology startup founded by a woman
The winner will receive $2.5k cash prize awarded to a female entrepreneur who is the builder of an innovative, ground-breaking and/or game-changing company.
Winner: loop+
The Cicada Innovation Deep Technology Award

The winner will receive $2k cash prize with complimentary co-working space in the Cicada Innovations Accelerator Hub for two months;

2 mentoring sessions with Petra Andren, CEO, Cicada Innovations; and access to the Cicada Innovations executive team.

Awarded to an impactful deep technology that has the potential to address global issues that face our world today.

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The CMCRC Market Changing Technologies Award
The winner will have the opportunity to spend time with senior CMCRC leaders to ask them questions, learn from their insights and draw on their experience.
Alison Deans
Meeting with Alison Deans
The winner will have an invaluable opportunity to gain knowledge and insight during a one on one meeting with Alison Deans.

Winner: loop+

Jobs for NSW
One hour mentoring session with Craig Dunn
A unique opportunity to engage 1:1 with one of Australia’s most experienced financial services leaders - former CEO of AMP; board member of Stone & Chalk and Jobs for NSW; and Chairman of the Australian Government's Fintech Advisory Group.

Winner: Slyp

Hey Tiger
Hey Tiger party pack!

Fuel your fire with a roar-worthy surprise thanks to Cyan Ta'eed's ethical chocolate company.

Winner: QuestaGame

Innovation Bay
Dinner with Innovation Bay Award
The winner will be given an automatic selection to the next Innovation Bay Founder Dinner in Sydney on Monday 5 November.

Innovation Bay runs regular founder dinners where a group of 5 startups come to pitch to 50 investors in an intimate dinner. Over $30m has been raised from these dinners in the last few years.

IP Group
The IP Group Australia One on One Meeting
The winner will have access to a one on one meeting with the team at IP Group Australia.
Winner: NextAero
M8 Ventures
M8 Ventures' Awesomeness Award
$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.
Winner: NextAero
Paul Bassat
Meeting with Paul Bassat

A one on one meeting with Co-founder of Square Peg Cap Capital in Melbourne for the company showing the most promise.

Winner: udrew
Stone & Chalk
Stone & Chalk's Think Tank Award

The winner will receive complimentary full day space hire of 'The Vault', at Stone & Chalk's York St digs in Sydney.

For up to 65 seated, or 80 standing, the space hire Includes a registration desk, wifi access, a dedicated event manager, set up & pack down, projector and microphone, and access to a breakout area for networking, drinks, and food! (valued at $2K +GST)

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Winner: udrew
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Tech Rocketship Awards
Win a week-long trip, fully paid (return economy airfare and accom for up to 5 nights) to the UK! Meet partners, VCs, and get access to the right networks to take your company to the next level.
Winner: Daisee
VentureCrowd with Prime Financials
Stand out from the crowd Award

Free crowdfund raise campaign on the VentureCrowd Platform, reduced commission by 50% + 4hrs consultation in partnership with Prime Financial.

Winner: QuestaGame
SendGrid's Growth Marketing Award
Winner gets $5,000 in SendGrid credits, plus a 1-1 email strategy review with Brendan Yell, Founder of ShopFree and has sent over 500 million emails.
Winner: QuestaGame
The Tech23 receive $3,000 in SendGrid credits, plus a 1-1 email strategy review with Brendan Yell, Founder of ShopFree.
Terindah Friends Award

Awarded to the Tech23 company who demonstrates that their team thrives on the power of collaboration.

The winner will receive a case of wine from Terindah Estate, Dark Horse Winery of the Year, 2015.

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Winner: Microba
Westpac Reinventing Financial Services Award
The winner will receive a fantastic opportunity to enjoy lunch and conversation with two Westpac executives in Sydney.
The AgileAus B2B Enterprise Award
The winner will receive Two tickets to attend the AgileAus19 Conference to be held on Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 at the Hilton, Sydney. This prize will be awarded to the company that shows the greatest solution for the enterprise.
Zambesi Knowledge Connect Award

The winner will receive $1000 credit to access Zambesi programs, to be used by the end of 2018.

The Deep Dive for Deep Impact Award

The company that displays the most impactful application of deep tech will receive a two-day experience in seaside Melbourne with executive leaders to discuss growth and strategy with international speakers Dave Snowden and Simon Wardley (valued at over $2k).

Tech23 Innovation Excellence Award
Awarded to the Tech23 company whose technology demonstrates the highest level of innovation and originality.
Winner: Morse Micro
Tech23 Greatest Potential Award
Awarded to the Tech23 company whose technology is deemed to demonstrate the most potential.
Winner: AgriDigital
Tech23 People's Choice Award

This special award is decided by the audience!

Winner: Microba

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