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HTC sponsor Startups in Telstra Business Awards

Nominations for the Telstra Business Awards opened yesterday and with them the announcement of a new Startup Award from HTC. This new award recognises those businesses that have been operating for between 1 and 3 years – the award has a distinct entrepreneurial focus around it.

HTC was founded in 1997 and has been a leader in the smartphone space ever since they first entered the market, winning awards and having many industry firsts that they are internationally recognised for. They are known for their innovation and are therefore huge supporters of other new, interesting startups that push the boundaries.

Winners will share in over $500,000 in cash grants and business products, which is split amongst the state/territory and national winners.

The financial rewards for the 2012 Awards program are as follows:

 

Category

State/Territory Winner

National Winner

HTC Start-Up Award

Cash and/or prizes to the value of $7,000

Cash and/or prizes to the value of $7,000

News Limited Micro-Business Award

A News Limited advertising package valued at $7,000 (terms and conditions apply)

A News Limited advertising package valued at $20,000 (terms and conditions apply)

MYOB Small Business Award

MYOB business development grant and MYOB business management software and services voucher totalling $7,000

MYOB business development grant and MYOB business management software and services voucher totalling $7,000

Commonwealth Bank Medium Business Award

Cash and/or prizes to the value of $7,000

Cash and/or prizes to the value of $7,000

Telstra Regional Award

Products and services to the value of $2,500

Products and services to the value of $5,000

 

Winners of the Queensland Government Regional Award will receive $2,500 in cash.

*All prizes are subject to Terms and Conditions.

Telstra State/Territory Business of the Year
Winners will receive a business development grant plus Telstra products and services worth $10,000.

Telstra Australian Business of the Year
Winners will receive a business development grant plus Telstra products and services worth $25,000.

Winners will also receive:

  • Two tickets to the National Awards Presentation Gala Dinner in Sydney
  • For winners outside of Sydney, two return economy airfares from their capital city
  • Two nights twin-share accommodation for two people*
  • Two tickets to their state/territory event, or a 20% discount for each table
  • A commemorative Telstra Australian Business Awards certificate
  • Permission to have the Telstra Australian Business Awards logo on company stationery and advertising material
  • Access to the alumni network, where finalists and winners connect

www.telstrabusinessawards.com

 

[prize information as per Telstra website]

[picture, NT Telstra Business Awards 2011]





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