Silicon Quantum Computing founder Michelle Simmons

UNSW quantum founder Michelle Simmons wins $250,000 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

- October 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Silicon Quantum Computing founder Professor Michelle Simmons has won the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for her pioneering work in the cutting edge sector. The awards were announced by prime minister Anthony Albanese, with scientists working in biotechnology and teaching also recognised. It’s a lucrative win for Simmons, who receives $250,000 as part of the… Read more »

Flown Not Grown founder Nikki Davey
Women in tech

 Grown Not Flown cofounder Nikki Davey wins the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

- September 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victorian farmer, tech entrepreneur and Grown Not Flown cofounder Nikki Davey has won the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for her work creating a digital platform and app that connects flower farmers and consumers around the world. The award recognises the critical role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities. Based at… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the 2023 Proptech Awards

- July 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

  The annual Proptech Awards have chosen a woman as Proptech Leader of the Year for the second year in a row, with Sarah Bell, cofounder of AiRE Software, taking the top gong, following on from Trish Mackie-Smith in 2022.  More than 350 people gathered in Sydney this week for the Proptech Association Australia awards… Read more »

Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau

Mr Yum named Victoria’s startup of the year

- May 30, 2023 2 MIN READ

Hospitality ordering app Mr Yum has been named startup of the year in the annual Governor of Victoria Startup Awards. The fintech, currently in talks with rival Me&u over a possible merger, was recognised for its role in helping the state’s restaurant sector continuing to operate during pandemic restrictions and now helping the hospitality sector… Read more »


Here are the winners of the UNSW Founders Awards

- November 25, 2022 3 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales announced 8 winners in the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards this week, recognising founders, startups and mentors for their outstanding contribution to innovation and the startup ecosystem. Virtual job simulation platform Forage was named Startup Of the Year, with Frances Atkins, cofounder of Givvable named Founder of the Year. The presentation… Read more »

Other tech

Stroke detection medtech Nuroflux wins Fishburners Tech for Good awards

- September 16, 2022 3 MIN READ

Medtech startup Nuroflux, which has developed a device to monitor brain activity and blood flow following a stroke, was chosen as the best of seven category winners the inaugural Fishburners Tech for Good Awards. The awards, held at the Fishburners Sydney startup hub, celebrated startups harnessing technology to help solve the world’s most pressing environmental,… Read more »

SBE Australia CEO Nicole Cook, and chair Kerri Lee Sinclair
Women in tech

Nominations for the SBE Australia Impact Awards for female entrepreneurs are now open

- June 6, 2022 2 MIN READ

SBE Australia, the not-for-profit startup accelerator and advisory group for women-led businesses, has opened nominations and entries for the 2022 Impact Awards for female entrepreneurs. Nominations are only open until June 15, with entries closing on July 3. The finalists will be announced on July 19 and the awards announced at a gala dinner in Sydney… Read more »

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Here are the finalists in the Australian Proptech Awards

- May 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Proptech Association Australia (PAA) has announced the finalists in the 2022 Proptech Awards, the only nationally coordinated awards for Australia’s booming property technology sector.   PAA President Kylie Davis said entries for the 2022 awards jumped 31% on last year to 124 across the 23 categories.  “It’s super exciting to celebrate these success stories in… Read more »


Here are the winners of the first Governor of Victoria Startup Awards

- February 24, 2022 4 MIN READ

Sustainable energy retailer Amber Electric and medtech Seer Medical have been named joint winners of Victorian Startup of the Year in the inaugural Governor of Victoria Startup Awards, announced last night. The Awards, supported by Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria, celebrate the state’s leaders and investors in the startup sector. She hosted the winners at… Read more »

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Entries for the Australian Impact Investment Awards close December 1

- November 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

Nominations for the 2021 Australian Impact Investment Awards are open but you only have until next Wednesday, December 1, to enter.   The awards are an opportunity for organisations and individuals to be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australia’s impact investing ecosystem.  Entries are in the following categories:  Impact Asset… Read more »


Catalysr founder Usman Iftikhar honoured as Western Sydney’s Champion, with Atlassian’s co-founders named the city’s best in global business

- September 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

Catalyser founder Usman Iftikhar has been honoured as the Committee for Sydney’s inaugural Western Sydney Champion. The awards have been created to recognise people who make Sydney the greatest city in the world across six categories: Global Sydney Culture and Business, Western Sydney Champion, City Visionary, Emerging Leader, and Unsung Hero. Atlassian co-founders Scott Farquhar &… Read more »