IPitch News Archive
By Gareth Rose on Monday, January 3rd, 2011
To recognise the success and growth of Australian startups in 2010, and bring awareness to Australian innovation, entrepreneurship and the quickly emerging Australian startup sector, iPitch.com.au held the inaugural iPitch i10 Awards. We’re awarding 10 high potential and innovative startups out of the nearly 450 Australian startups in the iPitch community.
The iPitch startups are geographically spread across all states of Australia, ranging from seed stage to expansion and later stage, and across industries such as Internet & Web 2.0, Software & SAAS, Education, Green & Clean Tech, Mobile Services, Online Retail, Lifestyle, Travel and others.
The judging panel was Alex Sparkes, David Kowalski and Gareth Rose with entry closing 17th December, 2010.
The variety of innovative ideas and business models was incredible. Reading through so many different problems and solutions, technologies, market gaps and 2010 achievements was very encouraging to the health and growing potential of the Australian startup sector. In the end there were several startups on our final shortlist (we’ll be keeping a close eye on) that appear to have very high potential but were a little too early stage to make our top 10.