Awards and Categories

From fintech to biotech and the overall Technology Scale-up of the Year, there are plenty of opportunities to be recognised and celebrated as a tech innovator in your industry.

Discover the different award categories and eligibility criteria below.

Technology Scale-up of the Year Award

The Technology Scale-up of the Year Award is our most prestigious award, and is reserved for the most promising and innovative scale-up from the hundreds that apply . All entries will automatically be considered for the Technology Scale-up of the Year category, as well as getting the chance to be a winner in their preferred category. 

Industry Categories

Business and Professional Services

FinTech

Health and Biotech

Advanced Manufacturing

CleanTech

CyberTech

Defence and SpaceTech

AgTech

Artificial Intelligence and Web 3.0

Eligibility
• Be founded in Australia or New Zealand, listed in Australia or New Zealand, or have significant operations in Australia or New Zealand;
• Have been in business for more than two years; and
• Demonstrate annual revenue of up to $25 million (pre revenue applications accepted).

Other Categories

One to Watch Award

Awarded to the start-up that’s making waves and on a rocketship for growth.

Eligibility

  • Be founded in Australia or New Zealand, listed in Australia or New Zealand, or have significant operations in Australia or New Zealand; and
  • Demonstrate annual revenue of up to $3 million (pre revenue applications accepted).

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Celebrating the founders who are breaking boundaries and leading their team into the future.

Eligibility

  • Be a resident of Australia or New Zealand;
  • Have founded and operated (as CEO / Managing Director / Executive Director or equivalent position) an Australian or New Zealand company:
    • for more than two years; and
    • with an annual revenue of up to $25 million (pre revenue companies accepted).

Trans-Tasman Tech Award

For start-ups who are operating in, or expanding into New Zealand.

Eligibility

  • Be founded in New Zealand, listed in New Zealand, or have significant operations in New Zealand;
  • Have been in business for more than two years; and
  • Demonstrate annual revenue of up to $25 million (pre revenue applications accepted).

Enter the Technology Scale-up Awards Pitch Competition

Powered by S2S Summit

This year, the Technology Scale-up Awards have partnered with the Startup to Scaleup Summit (S2S Summit) to offer you an exclusive opportunity to pitch your platform, product or service to a room full of Australia’s leading innovators, industry experts and investors.

Who can enter?

Every eligible applicant from the Technology Scale-up of the Year Award, One to Watch Award and Tech Exporter of the Year Award categories is also eligible to enter the Technology Scale-up Awards Pitch Competition.

Why enter?

10 finalists will be selected to showcase their idea to a room of potential investors or business partners. Plus, all finalists will receive a free ticket to the 2024 S2S Summit.

How to enter?

Click on the button below, or follow the steps here to submit your entry.