Tech23 announces the startups selected to pitch at its 2015 event

- November 10, 2015 5 MIN READ

Tech23 has announced the companies that will be pitching at its seventh annual event, which is set to showcase aspiring tech companies and celebrate Australia’s leading R&D organisations.

To be held on November 17, the event will see 23 companies present in innovative technologies, spanning from big data to med tech, artificial intelligence and renewable energy. They will be pitching their ideas to potential customers, partners and investors.

R&D organisations will also meet and greet the young companies to help them drive entrepreneurial and commercial initiatives.

“Tech23 is all about encouraging our informal networks – so collaboration can increase between industry, R&D organisations and startups,” said Rachel Slattery, Director of SlatteryIT.

The event will give the startups the opportunity to meet the leaders of the tech game and the companies that have become the driving force behind research, development and innovation.

Well known names from the Australian tech scene, including Topaz Conway, Larry Marshall, Daniel Petre, Elaine Stead, David Spence and Adrian Turner, will be giving their thoughts on the pitches, with prizes including trips, advice, and working spaces to the best companies at the event.

The 23 tech companies selected are:

Abyss Solutions

Founded by Dr. Nasir Ahsan

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Combines machine learning, data analysis, robotics and drone technology to provide high risk and comprehensive inspection services on Sydney’s waterways.


Founded by Marita Cheng, Alberto Rizzoli, and Mark Parncutt

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Artificial Intelligence Navigation for the Blind has created an app designed to assist the blind by using artificial intelligence and computer vision. They are the first company in the world to use smart phones as visual guides through real-time narration.


Founded by Ruth Marshall

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Specialise in data privacy and security by offering a two way vision of cloud based technology. Their new approach to data anonymisation aims to both protect personal and sensitive data and also to improve accessibility and quality of data.


Founded by Peter Liddicoat

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Atomnaut have designed the first atom microscope to provide imaging, analysis and design services. Design breakthrough materials have constructed the worlds highest resolution 3D microscope which provides 100 times more resolution improvement.

City Beach Software

Founded by Ivan Logan

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As Global Head of Development at Westfields, Dr. Logan has come up with a way to connect retailers to new channels through customer integration into large online market places including eBay, Google and Westfields.com

Eleos Technologies

Founded by Christopher Kirk

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Eleos have produced an Enhanced Metadata Management Application for global enterprise and government customers. By developing non-traditional ways of managing data and metadata they have enabled a comprehensive range of assets, web and intranet content that can be sorted and uploaded quickly.


Founded by Jason Hosking and Franki Chamaki

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Hivery assists with company online growth by building prescriptive analytics tools to maximise sales and minimise stock-outs. Their solution is to market Vending Analytics, a simple cloud-based vending software that is currently aligned with Coca Cola Amatil.

Liquid Instruments

Founded by Daniel Shaddock

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Test and management has been reimagined by Liquid Instruments through their new devices that combine reconfigurable hardware, advanced digital signal processing with an iPad user interface.


Founded by Ross and David Fastuca

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As one of Australia’s fastest growing tech businesses, Locomote streamlines corporate travel through a wide range of apps and approval options. The entire travel process from start to finish is easily managed from any device in the world.

Me3D Pty Ltd

Founded by Fletcher Thompson, Leanne and Matt Connelly

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3D printing is made affordable with Me3D designs who target the needs of Australian education across the board from students to professionals. They have designed a wide range of 3D printers to enable STEM learning objectives and to teach additive fabrication.


Founded by Brad Parsons

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Movus is the Fitbit for Industrial machines and have found a cloud and analytics solution with FitMachine that improves the conditions of health and industrial equipment.They have worked closely with industry leading partners to also develop SmartWagon that uses industrial sensors and cloud solutions to detect track failures and reduce derailment risk.

Nano-X Pty Ltd

Founded by Dr Ilana Feain and Paul Keall

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Nano-X are an innovative cancer treatment system that has created affordable radiotherapy machines that will change how radiation therapy is delivered Australia wide. Advanced imaging and planning systems capture 3D images in real-time, resulting in fewer staffing requirements.

One Atmosphere

Founded by Tim Lyons

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One Atmosphere commercialises innovative technology into the sectors of Defence and Industry. They have won multiple awards for innovation excellence and outstanding science with their development of helicopter, submarine, oil and gas systems.

Parent Paperwork

Founded by Fiona Boyd

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Parent Paperwork aim to save money and time by replacing paper forms in schools around the world. They have created an online solution for forms with a system that improves productivity and efficiency that can be integrated into the schools existing databases.


Founded by Shane Battye

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Introduces a 3D scanner for pathologists that digitises surgical specimens and microscope slides. The digitised method is low cost and high quality that enables advanced diagnosis and analysis.

Pooled Energy

Founded by John Riedl, Greg Irving, Roger Buckeridge, Ronald Spithill, Chris Beare and Clem Doherty

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Control pool equipment and manage water chemistry in real-time for residential swimming pools. They use a range of technologies to ensure water quality is maintained and energy consumption is reduced.

Propeller Aerobotics

Founded by Rory San Miguel and Francis Vierboom

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Startup company that uses drones to create 3D ariel images for data analysis to change the way sites are measured, managed and inspected. The data received by the drones can be processed automatically in cloud to be integrated with enterprise customers.


Founded by Valentin Muenzel and Daniel Crowley

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Relectrify turns old and discarded batteries into energy storage by combining second life battery cells with battery management technology. With this new technology E-waste is turned into a renewable energy storage.

Respiratory Innovations Pty Ltd

Founded by Paul Keall

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Breath Well have developed a medical device that uses optical and infrared sensors to measure breathing functions. Their technology helps to improve the accuracy of treatment for patients undergoing lung, breast and liver cancer therapies. The reductions they have made in medical complications have saved patient and health care systems millions of dollars.


Founded by Felicity Millman

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RestAlert is a sleep data analysis system that informs individuals who are at risk of fatigue impairment. Using wearable technology the company can also alert businesses about the health of their employees and if it is safe to drive. They focus on individuals, organisations and industries by sending alerts via email or SMS and can also be paired with FitBit or Misfit.

SMG Technologies Pty Ltd

Founded by Zane Hall

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Offers services for elite sporting teams and individual athletes through an holistic approach with tools aimed at improving health, wellness and performance development. They use proprietary software to collect disparate data sets, predict patterns of behaviour, return insights and analyse defined formulas.

Sports Performance Tracking

Founded by William Strange

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SPT has established itself as a leader in the sporting community with its GPS Unit and Software application designed for athletes. In 2015 they launched GameTraka for sub-elite athletes and amateur players enabling them to track, monitor and measure their physical performance.


Founded by Andrew Mears

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SwitchDin uses plug and play cloud connectivity that enables homeowners and businesses to monitor and control solar battery systems.Their system increases performance levels and cuts costs to maximise returns on investments. Performance is improved by the monitoring of weather forecasts, market and demand.