Those who ventured to Surry Hills Sydney for Tech23 2011 held on Tuesday 23 August 2011 were welcomed by the buzz of hundreds of clever people all under one roof!
Opened by NSW Deputy Premier, Andrew Stoner MP, the day brought together Australia's innovation ecosystem and included every ingredient - from research and development, to entrepreneurs, investors, and enterprise customers.
The award winners were announced at the Tech23 Awards Celebration held at the end of the day.
Tech23 2011 Supporter Prizes: » People's Choice for best Presentation Award - Bugherd » Amazon Web Services Award - AWS credits to value of USD $2,500 + Amazon Kindle - The Early Warning Network » Citrix Best Early Stage Company Award - 2 hour Startup Accelerator consultation - Thereitis.com » CSIRO Award - roundtable meeting with CSIRO executives - Roamz » AIMIA Award - Meeting with AIMIA board - buildAR » AMP Most Promising Emerging Tech Award - $2,000 cash prize - Bugherd » ANZATech most ready to go global award - consultation to prepare for doing business in US or China - Cinergix » Atlassian Award - meeting with Scott Farquhar - Specialist Link » ATP Innovations Silicon Valley Explorer Award - hosted meetings in Silicon Valley, flights, accommodation, meals & transport - StageBitz » Meeting with Matt Barrie, CEO Freelancer.com - Thereitis.com » Game Changer Award - meeting with Matthew McFarlane, Yuwa Capital - Kaggle » Meeting with Dale McCarthy & Pippa Leary, Fairfax Digital - The Early Warning Network » Ninefold Cloud Award - $1,000 worth of credit for use on Ninefold virtual servers or online storage to "build something beautiful"- The Early Warning Network » PWC Greatest Export Potential Award - strategy session to the value of $5000 - Hyperlocalizer » Meeting with David Spence, Chairman Vocus Communications - vtalk » Starfish Ventures Innovation Award - $1500 cash prize and lunch meeting with Starfish Investment Directors (including travel to Melbourne) - Kaggle » Meeting with Robbie Cooke, Wotif Group - Effective Measure » YOW! Most promising technology award - ticket to YOW! 2011 conference in Melbourne or Brisbane & lunch with Dave Thomas - buildAR
Innovation Island Prizes: » People's choice Award for Best Innovation Islander 2011 - Wooboard » Meeting with Matt Barrie, CEO Freelancer.com - Catch The Cloud » Workshop with Amazon Web Services - Buuna » CSIRO Innovation Island Award - meeting with Gary Morgan, Director Business and International, CSIRO ICT Centre - Brix HQ » Meeting with Dean McEvoy, CEO & Co-Founder, Spreets.com.au - LiquidKeyboard