// The Noisy Guts Project walked off with two awards, Alerte Digital Health won ‘Startup of the Year‘ and two stalwarts of the local startup scene were honoured by WAITTA…
In a four-hour awards ceremony – book ended by ‘startup industry band’ Blockchain Blues – WAITTA handed out their annual Incite awards to the ‘up and comers’ and top achievers in WA’s ICT industry on Friday night.
At a plush black tie do at the Perth Convention Centre, 550 people watched as ICT Minister David Kelly and iiNet founder – and now professional director – Michael Malone addressed the audience.
Michael admitted he was “trying to move back to WA… as my two boys, now aged 17 and 19, talk to me again.” Adding someone of his ilk to the local startup scene will be a boost, and he has already joined a WAITTA Advisory board and eGroup.
Meanwhile, awards were handed out aplenty.
Here’s a full list of winners and national iAward finalists:
STARTUP OF THE YEAR – Alerte Digital Health; NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – udrew
DR MAL BRYCE WA TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR
- Royal Flying Doctor Service WA – which surprised a few in the audience, as it’s not traditionally known as a “tech company”;
- HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES – Royal Flying Doctor Service WA; Schrole Group Ltd
PEARCEY WA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – Rob Nathan, Australian Tenders, won this award for his work with Australian Tenders, Vocus Upstart Tech Accelerator, eGroup, mentoring and advisory, and several angel investments.
A very worthy winner, his application was proposed by a former winner of this award Matt Macfarlane.
ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR – Derek Gerrard won the award for his work with – among other things – GreenSense, Purpose Ventures, Go Capital venture capital fund, Innovation Bay and his current work as Entrepreneur in Residence at RAC WA and Manager of the BetterLabs Venture fund.
PETER FILLERY BEST UNDERGRADUATE TERTIARY STUDENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR – Kira Molloy from Curtin University/Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research for a preliminary program to visualise and manipulate OCT and Histology scans
RESEARCH & INNOVATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR – POSTGRADUATE TERTIARY STUDENT – Michael Stewart from The University of Western Australia for Aquila – Text Mining of Industry Logs
RESEARCH & INNOVATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR – INDUSTRY
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – UWA for Noisy Guts
- NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALISTS – Bankwest Halo Payment Ring; Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd for Momentum Empowering impact
MOST EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT SOLUTION
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – Water Corporation & Optika Solutions for H2OME
- NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – City of Bayswater for Geospatial Enterprise Portal
MOST EFFECTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – Aqura Technologies for ARC Platform
NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALISTS – Norwood Systems for World Voicemail – Transcribed Visual Voicemail Telco Platform; Telethon Kids Institute & Bizdata Pty Ltd for Momentum Empowering impact
MOST IMPACTFUL SOCIAL BENEFIT
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – Flow Perth – changing the face of skilled volunteering – gifting possibilities
MOST INNOVATIVE ENABLER IN HEALTH CARE – UWA for Noisy Guts
MOST TRANSFORMATIVE BUSINESS SOLUTION
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – GLX Holdings for the Global LNG Marketplace
- NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALISTS – Davies Wear Plate Systems for WearSense; TOKN Technology
MOST TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT ON EDUCATION
- WINNER & NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALIST – ECU for Virtual Reality Mass Casualty Triage Simulator
For more information on the winners and national iAwards finalist, please view the WEBSITE.
For videos of each nominee, view the Youtube Channel.
MAIN PHOTO: Rob Nathan accepting his Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)
OFFICIAL PHOTOS of the Event: visit this Gallery.