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Celebrating the best of Australia's startup community

The Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards 2024 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, startups and individuals who are progressing our tech landscape with their brilliant ideas and achievements.

2024 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards

Congratulations to all finalists in the 15 categories of this year's Best in Tech Awards!

Winners will be announced at the Best in Tech gala dinner on Wednesday 4 September.

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 Scaleup of the Year

supported by
AWS

AssuranceLab
Hnry
Xemplo
Deputy

Startup of the Year

supported by
S2S Summit

Goterra
Consultmed
Fortiro
Pathzero

Most Innovative Startup

supported by
AWS

Goterra
Nourish Ingredients
Agili8
Tetratherix

Best Regional Startup

Cauldron
Everlast Networks
Vennu
Cough-Up

Best Startup Culture

supported by
Vanta

 Goterra
Hysata
Cake Equity
Hnry

Industry Champion

supported by
Airwallex

Vicki Stirling
Cheryl Mack
Emily Casey
Dickie Currer

Best Sustainability Startup

Samsara Eco
NetNada
Xylo Systems
Volt Solar Tiles

Best New Idea

supported by
ACS Labs

Build Buddy
Sunflower AI
Truyu
Andromeda Robotics

Best Technical Leader

Anna El Tahchy, Nourish Ingredients
Vincenzo Marciano, Build Buddy
Sam Fitz-Roy, NRN
Lena Fussan, Waterfall Finance

Best New Founder

supported by
Spark Festival

Sean Law, Doohly
Vikram Palit, Consultmed
Rekha Kharbanda, Infinity Studio
Clinton Hopkins, ONVOL

The GSD Award

supported by
Day One

Birchal
Tank Stream Labs
Cut Through Venture
LaunchVic

Future Leader of the Year

supported by
Firemark Ventures

Dina Titkova, UNSW Founders
Caitlin Tanaka, Youth In Motion
Alan Hunter, NRN
Mitchell Hughes, NextGen Ventures

AI Gamechanger

supported by
AWS

Marqo
Curious Thing AI
Andromeda Robotics
Consultmed

Startup Investor of the Year

Startmate
Skalata
Alice Anderson Fund
UNSW Founders Fund

Best Startup Event of the Year

Hunter Innovation Festival
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Spark Festival

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2024 Startup Daily

Best in Tech Awards Gala Event

Join us for the 2024 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 4 September 2024

Ivy Ballroom, 320 George St, Sydney

And afterwards at Ivy Penthouse

supported by
Tank Stream Labs

Judging panel

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

Simon Thomsen

Startup Daily

Lauren Capelin

AWS Startups

Moira Were

Sheeo World

Rita Arrigo

National AI Centre

Alan Jones

M8 Ventures

Bilyana Smith

Fishburners

Georgia Barkell

Sprint Ventures

Raaj Rayat

Airtree

Jack Qi

William Buck

Elaine Stead

Main Sequence Ventures

Harrison Polites

The Media Accelerator

Alezeia Brown,

Main Sequence Ventures

Brad Delamere

Tank Stream Labs

Rachel Yang

Giant Leap

Bree Kirkham

F5 Collective

Dexter Cousins

Tier One People

Dr Larry Marshall

Tech pioneer

David Burt

UNSW Founders

Sian Priest

Cicada Innovations

Kristen Phillips

UNSW Founders

Kayla Medica

Mehdeeka

Warwick Donaldson

CapXcentric

Claire Bull

Extolla

Harry Godber

Flare

David Lillo-Trynes

Spark Festival

Annie Liao

Build Club

Preethi Mohan

NiceTo/F2F

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