Last night Techboard opened the 2015 West Tech Fest with an evening of celebrating the accomplishments of our local startups and tech companies. Norwood Systems took out the Highest Trending Listed Tech Company award for the year sponsored by PwC, having notched up the most points in successive rankings over the period. In the unlisted space, PayTradie took out the Highest Trending Startup award picking up a $1000 cash prize from Eve Investments. Congratulations to both companies for a great achievement. Next week we’ll be publishing our top 100 companies of 2015.
A final award acknowledging an outstanding contribution to the local entrepreneurship community was presented by WA’s Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken to Greg Riebe. Greg is the chairperson of the the Western Australian Angel Investors and vice-president of eGroup, and mentors at a variety of events and accelerators around town – a worthy and well-respected recipient of Techboard’s inaugural WA Startup Community Award sponsored by Business News. Greg picked up 60% of the 160 public votes lodged.
Techboard 2015, sponsored and hosted by PwC, also featured an excellent panel session on raising the profile of Startups and Tech Companies masterfully MC’d by Charlie Gunningham from Business News. The panellists were Russell Francis of Velpic, Becky Lee from oneVR, Brian Leedman from ResApp Health, Andrew Hagen from Cycliq and Marcus Holmes from StartupNews. The Session was sponsored by Visible and filmed by the Beacham Group. We will be posting videos from that session when they are available. In the meantime check out this fortnight’s top 100 Ranking.