About

Now in its ninth annual year, Tech23 continues to resonate as Australia’s unmissable celebration of innovation. Starting from a blank slate in 2009, Tech23 was born out of the desire to give a platform to the exciting deep tech emerging from Australia’s innovation ecosystem.

As one of the few truly national forums where homegrown innovation can be recognised and celebrated, Tech23 showcases world-class startups from Perth to Brisbane, Wollongong to Hobart. Moving beyond state and territory boundaries, Tech23 is a gathering brimming with goodwill – promoting connections and collaborations where they are needed most.

Famous for its magic mix of attendees, Tech23 brings together investors, entrepreneurs and innovators, providing much-needed support to those tackling big challenges with tech.

At Tech23, 23 innovative young companies showcase their business for five minutes each. The 23 companies receive feedback from renowned Industry Leaders from VC and angel investors, potential enterprise customers, and successful serial entrepreneurs.

The calibre of the industry leaders who give their time to support this event speaks to its reputation for excellence. Past and present Industry Leaders include Paul Bassat, Cofounder of SEEK; collaborative economy expert Rachel Botsman, Larry Marshall, CEO of CSIRO, and Cyan Ta’eed, co-founder and CEO of Envato.

Some of Australia’s greatest success stories have taken the stage as Tech23 companies, such as SmartSparrow, Clevertar, BuildingIQ, CultureAmp, Marathon Targets, Binu, Local Measure, AgriWebb, and Plutora.

At a glance

Tech23 is:

  • A forum for investors to meet up-and-coming tech companies
  • Where enterprises can get a grasp of what’s next on the horizon
  • Where ideas from investors, entrepreneurs and innovators from government, university and industry cross-pollinate
  • A showcase of organisations supporting startups: accelerators, incubators, research institutions
  • A place for world-class startups to show their mettle
Tech23: The Event

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Auditorium
37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW

7.30am: Tech23 Exclusive Breakfast
9.00am – 5.30pm: Tech23 2017
5.30pm – 7.30pm: Networking and Awards

Tech23 2017 is for you if you are:

  • An Industry Leader with advice and connections to share
  • A young startup looking for guidance, growth and opportunities
  • An up-and-coming impresario looking for your big break
  • An investor scouting for your next smart investment
  • Looking to partnering with tomorrow’s innovators as a way of getting ahead of the competition
  • Wanting to keep abreast of the deep tech of tomorrow and where future jobs may lie
  • Interested in finding out where you fit in Australia’s innovation ecosystem!
REGISTER TO ATTEND