Startups of the Year announced


// The Annual Startup News Startup of the Year Awards have been announced: Bruno Health, Tom Young & Brodie McCulloch were among those honoured…

Last year Startup News ran a quick Startup News Awards at our only event at Freo’s ThinkLab co-working space.

We were back this year, at the newly upgraded ‘Freo Startup Fest‘, held at Little Creatures last Thursday, as part of this year’s West Tech Fest. Co-organisers Rob Nathan and Paula Taylor had put together a fantastic event, which started with a panel discussion with 4 eastern states’ VCs, then an Innovation Bay pitch event followed by Andrew Outhwaite’s ‘For Blue’ report and panel discussion.

As the sun set over the Fremantle harbour, five awards were handed out by our Startup News sponsors: JTSI, Curtin University, BDO, Spacecubed and Wrays.

The winners were:

Most Read Startup News Article: ‘How Incubators Make Money’, by Andrew Outhwaite

Andrew Outhwaite receiving his award: “This is the best thing I’ve ever won!”

Most Listened to Startup West Podcast episode: Dr Jemma Green, Power Ledger

Dr Jemma Green (left) receiving her award from Curtin University’s Danelle Cross

Most Admired Startup Supporter: Brodie McCulloch, Spacecubed

A central supporter of the local startup scene Brodie McCulloch is congratulated by Marc Loftus from BDO

Most Admired Startup Founder: Tom Young, Udrew

Tom Young won the award, but could not be there on the night, so sent along Udrew team member Chris to receive his award from Kali Norman from Spacecubed

Most Admired Startup: Bruno Health

Peter (obscured) and Zach from Bruno Health receiving their award from Scott Vile’ from Wrays

The event finished with the Blockchain Blues Band playing in their usual immutable, unhackable – and loud! – style.


Freo Startup Fest will be back in 2020.

MAIN IMAGE: Peter (far left) and Zach (centre) from Bruno Health with their Most Admired Startup of the Year award, with Scott Vile’ from Wrays and MC Charlie Gunningham.


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