West Tech Fest Startup Challenge – Submissions EXTENDED 1 WEEK TO 30 OCTOBER

Techboard is pleased to have partnered up with the upcoming West Tech Fest a week of events celebrating Innovation, Investment and entrepreneurship across the Asia Pacific Region running on 4TH – 10TH DECEMBER 2017… including the Techboard 2017 Awards (WA Edition)… but more on that later.

Techboard can offer registration to the main event of the Festival on 7 December, a 1 day conference incorporating the finals of the Startup Challenge at the heavily discounted rate of $85 for genuine Startups (a significant discount over the regular price of $125/$150. Contact us to get the discount code.

Our friends at the The West Tech Fest are calling for entries to the West Tech Startup Challenge – entries have been extended to 30 October 2017.

The West Tech Fest Startup Challenge (formerly OzAPP Awards) brings together Asia Pacific’s hottest early stage startups for a live on-stage battle in front of global investors.The influential audience includes angels, VCs, tech tech leaders and media.


Initiated by Curtin University, and co-founded by Bill Tai, Larry Lopez, Rohan McDougall and Paula Taylor, the competition brings together innovators, researchers, investors and industry and further strengthens the Australian startup ecosystem.

The West Tech Fest attracts founders, tech entrepreneurs​ and investors from the US, UK, Asia and from around Australia sharing insights on building great companies.

Over the last six years the programme has built a strong global network and profile, with many successful investment outcomes.

The final judging is held in Perth, Western Australia as part of the West Tech Fest – a week long festival featuring inspiring keynote speakers, networking events, pitching opportunities, mentoring sessions, hackathons and student workshops.

The Top 5 finalists of the Startup Challenge are flown to Perth to pitch in front the West Tech Fest audience to leading VC’s, tech leaders and industry heavyweights.

The winner receives an invitation to pitch to the judges of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) judges at CES Las Vegas:  during the semi-finals at CES in Las Vegas in January 2018 (an economy flight to Las Vegas will be provided)​. Other prizes will be announced over the coming weeks.

Find out more about the West Tech Startup Challenge or Enter NOW.