Startup News Awards

Now in its third year, the annual Startup News Awards looks to highlight ‘the most admired’ people, companies and supporters who are building startups in WA. From 2019, the most read article on Startup News and most listened to Startup West podcast are also announced.

Votes for the most admired startup company, founder and supporter come in from the community. No nominations. No judging panels. No fees.

2020 Winners

The 2020 Startup News Awards were announced at Freo Startup Fest on Thurs 3rd Dec 2020.


  • Startup of the Year: Quipmo
  • Startup Founder: Dr Vanessa Rauland, ClimateClever
  • Startup Supporter: Danelle Cross, Curtin University/Ignition
  • Most Read Article: ‘Fitfam Findr: disrupting dating apps‘ (renamed Fitafy)
  • Most Listened to Podcast: Claire Orange, Digii Social

2019 Winners

  • Startup of the Year: Bruno Health
  • Startup Founder: Tom Young, Udrew
  • Startup Supporter: Brodie McCulloch, Spacecubed
  • Most Read Article: ‘How startup incubators make money‘, Andrew Outhwaite
  • Most Listened to Podcast: Jemma Green, Power Ledger
2019 ‘Most Admired Startup’ – Bruno Health.

2018 Winners

  • Startup of the Year: Appbot
  • Startup Founder: Bernadette Olivier, The Volte
  • Startup Supporter: Nate Sturcke, SOMA
2018 ‘Most Admired Startup’ winners Appbot: co-founders Claire McGregor and Stuart Hall

Go #WA #Startups!


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