The winners of this year’s Australasian Startup Awards have been revealed at StartCon, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference, during day one of another sold out conference! 

The annual startup awards recognise and celebrates the most innovative and disruptive startups, companies and people in the Australasian region. This year’s winners included companies like; Atlassian, Vinomofo, Fishburners and MadeComfy.

The Australasian Startup Awards winners

“It is an absolute honour for StartCon to be able to celebrate all of the incredible organisations and individuals that were in the running for this year’s annual Australasian Startup Awards. These awards showcase the best of what the local region has to offer, which is world-class innovation and pioneering entrepreneurship.” – Cheryl Mack, StartCon’s CEO

Here is the complete list of our 2018 winners:

Startup of the Year Winner: MadeComfy

Other nominees: Audience Republic; Agridigital; BrickX; Mad Paws

Technology Company of the Year: Atlassian

Other nominees: Airwallex; CultureAmp; Vamp; Zoox

Startup Founder of the Year: Katherine Pace (Elanation)

Startup Founder of the Year: Katherine Pace (Elanation)

Other nominees: Katherine McConnell (Brighte); James Begley (PickStar); Dr Elliot Smith (MaxwellPlus); Anthony Chow (Igloohome)

Startup Investor of the Year: Samantha Wong (Blackbird Ventures)

Other nominees: Adir Shiffman; Andrey Shirben (Follow[the]Seed); Mike Zimmerman (Main Sequence); Benjamin Chong (Right Click Capital)

Startup Incubator (or) Accelerator of the Year: INCUBATE

Other nominees: Collider (Creative Enterprise Australia); muru-D; River City Labs Accelerator; SheStarts by Blue Chilli

Female Entrepreneur of the Year: Katja Kempe (Viveka)

Other nominees: Monica Wulff; Hayley Warren (Halo); George McEnroe (Shebah); Jessica Ellerm (Zuper)

E-commerce Company of the Year: Vinomofo

Other nominees: Booktopia; Catch; Kogan; OzBargain

Community MVP of the Year: Maria MacNamara

Other nominees: Brendan Yell; Joshua Flannery; Fleur Brown; Aaron Birkby

Best Student-Run Startup: Get to Sleep Easy

Other nominees: AirSticks; Smart Soil; AusAir; BIOSCOUT

Best Startup for Social Good: Home Care Heroes

Other nominees: Floodmapp; Sempo; Humanitix; i=Change

Best SaaS Startup: DigitalMaas

Other nominees: AgriWebb; Biteable; Nod; Social Status

Best SaaS Startup: DigitalMaas

Best Mobile App Startup: Share with Oscar

Other nominees: Perx Health; Plann; UbiCar; UNIspotter

Best FinTech Startup: Spriggy

Other nominees: Cover Genius; Huddle Insurance; MoneyPlace; Trade Ledger

Best E-Commerce Startup: Skwosh

Other nominees: Ettitude; Glamcorner; Make My Piece; The Volte

Best Co-working Space: Fishburners

Other nominees: Desk Space; Hub Australia; Stone & Chalk; Tank Stream Labs

Best Bootstrapped Startup: Sleeping Duck

Other nominees: Bench; Blueberry Markets; HealthcareLink; Invarosoft

Best Bootstrapped Startup: Sleeping Duck

Startup Journalist of the Year: Gina Baldassarre

Other nominees: Dominic Powell; Paul Towers; Phil Hayes St Clair; Stephanie Palmer-Derrien

Congratulations to all our nominees and winners!