The OzAPP Awards are the Asia Pacific’s leading awards seeking the region’s best early stage startups with mobile, web and cloud app concepts.

Initiated by Curtin University and global venture capitalist Bill Tai, the competition aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between innovators, researchers, investors and industry, and to further stimulate innovative business culture around Australia.

Bill Tai is a regular investor in Australian startups and is an avid kitesurfer. He has funded more than a dozen startups that have successfully grown into public companies. “Applicants will be judged according to what the app offers, the market need for the product and its path to revenue,” Bill Tai said. “I look forward to seeing the unique and innovative entries in the competition.”

The OzAPP Awards are open to all residents of the Asia Pacific region, both individuals and companies. The final judging is held in Perth, Western Australia each year as part of an intensive program featuring inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, networking events, mentoring sessions, educational workshops and community events.

The finalists will pitch their app concept to OzAPP Awards’ audience and an international judging panel. Winners are awarded significant cash, in-kind resources and mentoring.

West Tech Logo-01The Top 5 finalists of the OzAPP Awards are invited each year to pitch to leading VC’s, tech judges and industry heavyweights from across the globe in Perth, Western Australia as part of the West Tech Fest.

The West Tech Fest combines content on entrepreneurship, investment and technology with high level networking events bringing together business, education and community. The West Tech Fest incorporates the OzAPP Awards judging, a Startup Village, pitching opportunities, community, education, technology startup events and an industry conference.

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