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Startup Daily Awards open nominations across 15 categories

The Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards are back for a second year, celebrating the standout companies and individuals shaping Australia’s startup and scaleup landscape.

This year, the awards have grown, with nominations now open across 15 categories, an increase from last year’s 10. Additionally, the number of finalists in each category has expanded from three to four, doubling the total number of finalists from 30 to 60.

New Award Categories:

  • AI Gamechanger
  • Future Leader
  • Startup Investor of The Year
  • Startup Event of The Year
  • The GSD Award – for someone who gets sh*t done

Returning Award Categories:

  • Startup of The Year
  • Scaleup of The Year
  • Most Innovative Startup
  • Best Regional Startup
  • Best Sustainability Startup
  • Best New Founder
  • Best New Idea
  • Best Startup Culture
  • Best Technical Leader
  • Industry Champion (formerly Change Champion)

Startup Daily editor Simon Thomsen said the decision to expand the categories followed the phenomenal response to last year’s awards. “We launched the Best in Tech awards last year to celebrate the successes and sheer bloody hard work of people in the startup sector,” he said. The inaugural awards attracted more than 250 entries and unearthed and recognised some amazing startups. For example, Wollongong-based green hydrogen startup Hysata was named Startup of The Year. It was their first award and now Hysata has announced it has raised $172 million in a Series B, a record for clean tech in Australia.” 

Five of the 10 winners of the 2023 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards featured women or female-founded startups.

Businesses and individuals are able to nominate in multiple categories. Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts. 

Startup Daily, Australia’s leading digital publisher of startup news, insights and stories, are thrilled to have AWS (Amazon Web Services) return as a major partner for the awards. Award sponsors include Tank Stream Labs, with award sponsorships still available to interested sponsors. “We had an incredible group of sponsors for the inaugural event, led by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and sponsorship options, from major partners to individual awards, are now open for the 2024 Startup Daily Best in Tech Awards,” said Ella Walsh, general manager of media at Pinstripe Media, publishers of Startup Daily. 

Startup Daily is Australia and New Zealand’s top free news site for the ANZ tech and startup ecosystem, founded in 2013. 

Nominations close MIDNIGHT, MONDAY JUNE 10, 2024. 

Finalists will be announced on MONDAY, JULY 15, 2024. 

The awards gala dinner will be held in Sydney on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 4, 2024. NOMINATE NOW: startupdaily.net/2024-startup-daily-best-in-tech-awards/ 

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Yajush Gupta

Yajush Gupta

Yajush is a journalist at Dynamic Business. He previously worked with Reuters as a business correspondent and holds a postgrad degree in print journalism.

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