2Mar Robotics gets top honours at Tech23 2013

- October 30, 2013 2 MIN READ

The fifth annual Tech23 Awards was held in Sydney last night, with top honours going to 2Mar Robotics who won the Innovation Excellence Award and the ATP Innovations’ Explorer Award for their robotic arm developed for people in wheelchairs. They were awarded with return flights to Silicon Valley, five nights’ accommodation and hosted introductions in the Valley.

The Tech23 Greatest Potential Award was won by Sabre Autonomous Solutions for their grit-blasting robot. They also won London & Partners Discover Tech City Award, a free trip to London.

BuyReply, who enable retailers to sell products straight from TV or a catalogue without using apps was the crowd favourite, taking away the Tech23 2013 People’s Choice Award. A cash prize of $5,000 sponsored by PayPal was also awarded to BuyReply. 

REA Group awarded their $5,000 cash prize to FoodOrbit for their platform connecting farmers and restaurants, and a $1,000 Visa gift card thanks to Braintree.

SimplyShow.me won $2,500 cash from AMP Amplify Festival for their secure video solution.

NSW Trade & Investment awarded two MVP Grants worth $15,000 each to Sabre Autonomous Solutions and Intersective, creators of experiential learning communities.

“This year there was a great variety of companies – from batteries to robots to skytrees. There was also more of a national feel than in past years with half of the Tech23 coming from outside NSW and many attendees visiting from interstate,” said Rachel Slattery, founder of Tech23.

“It’s great to see so many exciting technologies that can bring real impact to productivity but also new technologies that can really benefit the lives of people.”

Full list of prize winners:

Tech23 2013 Innovation Excellence Award » 2Mar Robotics

Tech23 2013 Greatest Potential Award » Sabre Autonomous Solutions

Tech23 People’s Choice Award » BuyReply

Innovate NSW MVP Grant » Sabre Autonomous Solutions

Innovate NSW MVP Grant » Intersective

PayPal Creating opportunity together award » BuyReply

REA Group Purpose & Passion prize » Food Orbit

ATP Innovations Explorer Award » 2Mar Robotics

London & Partners Discover Tech City Award » Sabre Autonomous Solutions

AMP Amplify Festival Most promising technology for enterprise application award » SimplyShow.me

Braintree best payment using mobile award » Food Orbit

Sirca University Medal for Tech Entrepreneurship » Breezedocs

Amazon Web Services Award » Ennova

Citrix Best early stage company award » 121cast

Anchor’s Legendary server management award » ollo mobile

Advance mentoring session » Roomz

Cloudstaff Ignition award » Ennova

Controlabill best subscription business model prize » ollo mobile

Fishburners most investable award » HSK Instruments

Google Encouragement prize » BuyReply

Lunch with Nick Gruen » SkyTree

Mentoring with Matt » SkyTree

MYOB Online Innovation for Small Business Award » BuyReply

Noah Consulting Disruption award » SkyTree

Saasu Plan for the future award » Breezedocs

Meeting with Square Peg Capital » HSK Intruments

Stripe Loves Australia award » Food Orbit

Meeting with Susan Wu » 2Mar Robotics

The Delicatessen Agency Light-globe moment award » Food Orbit

The New Agency Best growth hacking and boot-strapping prize » 2Mar Robotics

ThoughtWorks Getting stuff done award » 2Mar Robotics

Weco 24/7 co-working 2 month kickstart » 121cast

ilab Germinate Program Award » Rightprism

Innovation Island People’s Choice Award » Cloud Herd