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.
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