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Celebrating the best of Australia's startup community

2023 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards is a major celebration of the innovation, impact and diversity of the Australian tech startup and scaleup community.

As Australia’s leading digital publisher of startup news, insights and stories, Startup Daily wants to recognise the founders, investors and startups who are progressing our tech landscape with their brilliant ideas and achievements.

2023 Startup Daily

Best in Tech Awards gala event

Join us for the inaugural 2023 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards, a major gala awards ceremony and dinner that celebrates the innovation, impact and diversity of Australia’s tech startup and scaleup community.

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Establishment  Ballroom 252 George St, Sydney

Dress code Cocktail

Doors Open & Arrivals

Pre-dinner drinks

Guests Seated

Dinner will be served while our finalists and winners are announced

Event Concludes + Afterparty

Afterparty continues downstairs at Establishment Garden

2023 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards

From hundreds of nominations from across Australia, our expert judging panel have selected the most exceptional startups, founders and tech leaders to be crowned across 10 categories:

 Scaleup of the Year




Startup of the Year

WINNER: Hysata



Most Innovative Startup



MGA Thermal

Best Regional Startup

WINNER: Zondii

Hydrogen at Home


Best Startup Culture

WINNER: Kanopi



Change Champion

WINNER: Kate Cornick, LaunchVic

Nicole Cook, SBE Australia

Ben Moore, Ben's Bees

Best Sustainability Startup

WINNER: Goterra



Best New Idea

WINNER: Earlywork



Best Technical Leader

WINNER: Gokul Chandrasekaran, JDoodle

Andrew Minett, Sicona Battery Technologies

Ron Conry, Conry Tech

Best New Founder

WINNER: Molly Fullee, Onvol

Nikki Cali, WISDOME

Michael Kambouridis, TaxLeopard

Judging panel

A panel of industry leaders will judge each award. Judges include:

Simon Thomsen

Editor, Startup Daily

Murray Hurps

Director of Entrepreneurship, UTS

Sally-Ann Williams

CEO, Cicada Innovations

Sam Mostyn

CEO, Chief Executive Women

Gabrielle Munzer

Partner, Main Sequence Ventures

Tim Fung

CEO, Airtasker

John Kearney

Head of Sales (ANZ), AWS

Jessy Wu

Investment Principal, AfterWork Ventures

Pauline Fetaui

Director, ACS Innovation Labs

Mark Calvetti

Director, Corporate Finance, William Buck

Adam Spencer

Presenter, Welcome to Day One

Misha Schubert

CEO, Science & Technology Australia

Bradley Delamare

CEO, Tank Stream Labs

 Alison Deans

Chair, Cochlear

Jack Qi

Director, William Buck

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