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  • Bill Bartee
    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, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016

  • Renece Brewster

    CEO, Data Creative
    Thank you again for everything in 2016 – Tech23 was so amazing for our business – I’ve literally not stopped since!Tech23 2016 prize winner


  • Todd Forest
    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’s startup community should thank you for it!!Industry Leader 2011 & Tech23 2014 finalist

  • Ian Buddery
    Ian Buddery

    Chairman, Maestrano
    Congratulations on 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


  • Kate Harrison Brennan
    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

  • Andrew Stead
    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

  • Bill Bartee
    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, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2016

  • Renece Brewster

    CEO, Data Creative
    Thank you again for everything in 2016 – Tech23 was so amazing for our business – I’ve literally not stopped since!Tech23 2016 prize winner

  • Todd Forest
    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’s startup community should thank you for it!!Industry Leader 2011 & Tech23 2014 finalist

  • Ian Buddery
    Ian Buddery

    Chairman, Maestrano
    Congratulations on 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

  • Kate Harrison Brennan
    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

  • Andrew Stead
    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