Thank you to all the prize sponsors!


Addisons Award

Awarded to the most ‘backable team’ at Tech23.

The winner will receive $5,000 in cash, plus legal advice to the value of $5,000.


‘evokeAG. Agrifood tech impact prize

Awarded to tech innovators creating solutions that could have a significant impact on the agrifood sector.

The winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize and an “evokeAG. Startup showcase” package, which includes PR and content production published on and showcasing the startup to our investor and farmer audiences through and evokeAG. 2022.


AWS Innovation Award

Awarded to the most innovative Tech23 company.

The winner will receive $1,000 cash; with up to $10,000 in AWS Activate Credits plus 1 year of AWS Business Support (up to $1,500) awarded to all of the eligible 23 companies to support their journey! All Tech23 2021 applicants are also eligible for up to $5,000 in AWS Activate Credits.
Cicada Innovations

Cicada Innovations Deep Technology Award

Awarded to the best advanced technology company at Tech23.
The winner will receive $2,000 in cash, plus mentoring at Cicada; bespoke mentoring and coaching in Cicada’s unique space surrounded by deep tech founders and companies.
FD Global Connections

FD Global Connections Global Scaleup Award

Awarded to the company which demonstrates the greatest potential to scale up into the USA.
The winner will receive five x 1-hour mentoring sessions to review the international scalability of the company using FD Global Connections’ proprietary assessment methodology. The winner will also be profiled in FD Global Connections’ newsletter to global partners and subscribers.
Sydney Knowledge Hub

Sydney Knowledge Hub Research Collaboration Award

Awarded to a Tech23 company seeking collaboration and commercialisation opportunities.

The winner will receive six months’ membership for a team of up to 4 at the Sydney Knowledge Hub – offering the opportunity to collaborate with the researchers, facilities, and students at the University of Sydney.


AgileAus B2B Enterprise Award

Two tickets to attend the AgileAus22 Conference
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!
And more!
Gemaker Award
3-hour strategy session (with a value of $1,500) in one of the following areas: Digital Strategy, Commercialisation Strategy or Media Strategy
IdeaSpies Award
Bespoke post (with a value of $450) expressed in 100 words or less and shared through IdeaSpies’ digital marketing channels
Innovation Bay Award
Invitation to be a guest on Innovation Bay’s “Open the Pod Bay Doors” podcast
I2N Incubator Award
Six months’ access (Jan-Jun 2022) to University of Newcastle’s Integrated Innovation Network Incubator in Newcastle’s CBD for up to two people
IP Group Emerging Company Award
One-on-one meeting with an IP Group representative
Shearwater Capital ‘Founder and Family Award’
Startups are demanding on all members of a family — receive a short stay break of your choice, worth up to $1,000
Meeting with Mark Pesce
One-on-one meeting with Mark Pesce — Futurist, Speaker, Inventor, Multiple Award-Winning Author and Podcaster, Educator and Entrepreneur

If you are interested in sponsoring Tech23 2021, or being a prize sponsor – please get in touch via email to or by giving us a call on +61 3 9663 3093.

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