Startup hub Fishburners has opened entries for its Tech for Good Awards, designed to promote startups using technology to solve some of the biggest challenges facing people and the planet.
The prizes consist of seven categories, with the winner of the range receiving a cash prize of $5,000. The winner of the Tech For Good Excellence Award will receive an additional $5,000.
The categories are:
- Climate action price
- Prize for better health and well-being
- Tech for Good Female Founder Award, sponsored by Microsoft for Startups
- Sustainability award, sponsored by BDO
- Sustainable Product Award, sponsored by Amazon
- The Diversity and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Optus
- Fishburners Social Impact Award
CEO of Fishburners Nicole O’Brien said support for future startups should focus on addressing environmental, economic and social challenges.
“Looking at the next 10 years, we now realize that success depends on startups staying ahead of a technology future and focusing innovations on sustainable development and continued social and economic well-being,” she said.
“Together with the NSW Government and Investment NSW, we are asking emerging companies in this space to tell us how they are developing solutions to solve some of our biggest challenges.”
The Tech for Good Awards are an important recognition for startups that have created innovative products and services in the areas of climate change, sustainability, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion and accessibility.
O’Brien said technology will outperform other parts of the economy and is expected to grow three times faster than mining or manufacturing.
“When you add in our state’s economic strength, abundant natural resources and innovation-driven business environment, technology offers a wave of opportunities to scale great ideas for the well-being of people and the planet and generate new jobs and investment,” she said. †
Entries to the Tech for Good Awards must showcase ideas enabled by technology that aim to change the world by positively impacting people and the planet across the seven categories.
the awards are supported by the NSW Government, Optus, Microsoft, Amazon and BDO.