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Tech23 finalists for 2013 announced!

- September 16, 2013 2 MIN READ

Tech23 has just announced their line-up of 23 innovative startups that will be presenting their pitches at the annual celebration of innovation this year.

Tech23 is one of Sydney’s biggest innovation events responsible for unearthing some of Australia’s most successful startups. In another exciting year, 23 companies will have the opportunity to showcase their technologies in front of innovation luminaries; and stand to win government and industry-sponsored prizes, including a trip to Silicon Valley hosted by ATP Innovations, cash prizes from innovative companies such as AMP, REA Group and PayPal, meetings with prominent figures in the tech space and more.

Nano Nouvelle, creators of an electrode which improves battery performance by 200%; an autonomous grit-blasting robot for the Sydney Harbour Bridge developed by Sabre Autonomous Solutions; and an iPhone controlled robotic arm for people with spinal cord injuries are among the fascinating technologies to be showcased.

There are also startups innovating in the health, consumer web, enterprise, and agriculture spaces.

“We look for companies that are addressing a real customer need, that are solving a real pain-point either for consumers or enterprise,” says Rachel Slattery, organiser of Tech23.

“I am very excited by this year’s Tech23 line-up. The great number of entries we received this year demonstrates the disruptive technology businesses being created all around Australia – from the incubators, universities and many already supported by the Australian start-up community.”

The Tech23 event takes place on Tuesday 29 October 2013 in Sydney, and will feature presentations from the 23 selected companies, commentary from Industry Leaders Rachel Botsman, Paul Bassat, Alan Noble, Fiona Pak-Poy, Stuart Richardson, and Susan Wu; as well as a compelling discussion on ‘The Internet of More Things’ led by Dr Alex Zelinksy and Prof Hugh Durrant-Whyte.

The event is sponsored by NSW Trade & Investment, NICTA, AMP Amplify Festival, Citrix, CSIRO, and UOW iAccelerate.

This year’s Tech23 line-up include:

121cast » 121cast.com » Personalised audio stream to increase productivity

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2Mar Robotics » 2mar.com » Robotic arm for people in wheelchairs

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BuyReply » buyreply.com » Sell from any medium without apps


Edisse » edisse.com » Peace of mind in a watch


Ennova » ennova.com.au » Construction project delivery and collaboration platform


Food Orbit » foodorbit.com » Marketplace connecting local farmers and chefs


Geepers » geepers.com » User shortnames for Geo-physical locations


HSK Instruments » hskinstruments.com » Revolutionising respiratory physiotherapy for Kids worldwide

HSK Instruments

Instrument Works » instrument-works.com » Internet of Things for laboratories

instrument works

Intersective » intersective.com » Connecting and enabling experiential learning communities


Kounta » kounta.com » Cloud based point of sale


Liquid State » liquid-state.com » Gutenberg for the digital age

liquid state

My Myk » mymyk.com » Innovative audio solutions for DSLR filmmakers


Nano-Nouvelle » nanonouvelle.com.au » Ground breaking high performance battery materials


ollo mobile » ollomobile.net » ollo keeps kids and seniors safe


OneTouch » one-touch.co » Automated document processing in the cloud


Open Learning Global » openlearning.com » Student centred online learning platform


Roomz » roomz.com » Share a home. Simply and safely

roomzSABRE Autonomous Solutions » sabreautonomous.com.au » World’s first autonomous grit blasting robot


See-Out » ceeq.info » Visual search engine for trademarks

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SimplyShow.me » simplyshow.me » Private and secure enterprise video messaging

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SkyTree » getskytree.com » Reconnecting people with their food

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Xped Corporation » xped.com » Launching the world’s first device browser

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Tech23 2013

When: Tuesday 29 October 2012

Time: Tech23 2013 presentations: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Awards Celebration: 5.00pm – 8.30pm

Where: The Auditorium, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills NSW

For more information, visit www.tech23.com.au.