Rob Nathan and Derek Gerrard honoured at INCITE Awards; Noisy Guts and Alerte also win

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// 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.

The Blockchain Blues Band strut their stuff (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

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.

Minister David Kelly (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

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.

Michael Malone (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

Meanwhile, awards were handed out aplenty.

Here’s a full list of winners and national iAward finalists:

STARTUP OF THE YEARAlerte Digital Health; NATIONAL iAWARDS FINALISTudrew

Alerte CTO Razali Mohamad (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

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
Serena Nathan with Rob Nathan, and Matt Macfarlane

PEARCEY WA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEARRob 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.

Derek Gerrard (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

ACHIEVER OF THE YEARDerek 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

The Noisy Guts Project’s Dr Josephine Muir (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

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 FINALISTAqura 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 FINALISTSDavies 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.

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MAIN PHOTO: Rob Nathan accepting his Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (Photo: Peter Dancewicz)

OFFICIAL PHOTOS of the Event: visit this Gallery.