Meet the APAC Finalists – Talent Unleashed Awards

This year we received several hundred incredibly high quality entries to the 2016 Unleashed Awards. From theses many entries our esteemed panel of judges headed up by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak had the tough job of deciding which companies would go on to becoming Finalists for our Melbourne Event to be held on the 21st of July 2016.


Best Start Up – Social Impact


100% Project is a crowdfunding platform for classrooms in need. We empower teachers to provide the best learning experience for their students by connecting people to impactful classroom projects.


oDocs Eye Care is a social enterprise that focuses on the development and distribution of affordable smartphone based technology for primary eye care. The company was founded in 2014 by two eye doctors and launched its first open-source retinal camera project which received global attention and gained more than 3000 clinical users in less than a year.


Health View Bioanalytic Limited (HVB) provides an digital health cloud-based automatic retinal image analysis (ARIA) platform for screening of various diseases risks such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease in minutes. Our company takes on strong evidence-based technology from University research and transform them into application in the community. We have obtained worldwide licence of ARIA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK Ref. TH159919) and would continue the research and development. The CEO of HVB is also the inventor.

Best Start Up – Tech Innovation


TRIBE is a self serve marketplace connecting social media influencers (someone with 3000+ followers on social media) with leading brands to create powerful 1:1 campaigns that engage audiences difficult to reach. With authentic advocacy at its core, ‘Citizen Influencers’ who’ve built fans around a particular passion or expertise, get paid to craft sponsored posts recommending products they already use and love.


BookDoc is an online healthcare platform that connects and unites patients and healthcare professionals, bringing forth timely access, resource optimisation and informed choices. The platform links those in need with those who can assist at anytime, anywhere. Precious time is optimised for all parties and realise the benefits of early access to care. BookDoc, backed by a diverse group of investors has made records in achieving the highest pre-seed and seed valuation in Asia tech app history.


Clevertar is an Australian health IT company that introduces relational agents – ‘clever avatars’ – to care environments, supporting patients with chronic conditions at a fraction of the cost of human intervention. Its flagship product is Anna Cares™, a SaaS platform designed to motivate patients towards better adherence – the single largest factor in preventing avoidable hospitalisation. With ‘Anna’, Clevertar addresses the structural economic and care crises facing ageing populations.


Best Digital SME – Tech Innovation

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The Bikini Body Training Company is a fast paced, highly innovative, tech based health and fitness company. We focus on the female market between 18-35 years old and deliver our workout and nutrition content through our iOS, Web and Android app platforms. With over 12 million fans on social media we utilise digital technology to optimise processes and consumer experience in every aspect of our business. Efficiency is king, especially for a growing business.



The Kaodim Group transforms thousands of local businesses everyday, from contractors and cleaners to yoga instructors by matching them with customers looking for their services via our state-of-the-art mobile and web apps. Just over a year old, Kaodim facilitates more than USD 2.5M worth of sales in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia every month. Some businesses experience more than 400% growth within months of using our apps, making us the #1 services marketplace in SEA.




Prendi specialises in creating digital solutions by seamlessly integrating a wide range of technologies, content and interactivity into physical environments. With this vital combination, plus our professional support services, we build full-service digital solutions tailored to our client’s specific needs. Prendi can help bring your vision to life, the possibilities are endless.

Most Disruptive CIO/ CTO

Neal Cross

Neal Cross

DBS – Living, Breathing Asia DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, with over 280 branches across 18 markets. Headquartered in Singapore, DBS has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The group serves more than six million consumer banking and wealth management clients and over 200,000 institutional banking customers, and employs about 22,000 people, representing over 40 nationalities.

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Peter O’Halloran

Responsible for the safe, secure and affordable supply of blood to all Australians, the National Blood Authority (NBA) manages a national supply costing over $1.1 billion per annum that delivers blood and blood products, clinical guidelines and supply chain and patient registries to all Australian hospitals. All major decisions are made by consensus by nine governments (the Australian Government and each State & Territory) and over the last four years we have reduced demand for red cells by 20%.


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William Daniel Confalonieri

Deakin University enjoys a reputation for being accessible, helpful and friendly, having more than 53,000 students and almost a quarter choosing to study wholly in the cloud (online). Deakin is widely recognised for its use of cutting-edge information technology while providing highly personalised experiences. Deakin was awarded a 5-star rating by the prestigious university ranking organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and ranks 36 in the QS ranking of the world’s universities under 50 years.


Best Tech IPO/ Venture Capital Raising


Bluedot has developed a new generation of mobile location services that are 20x more accurate that current technologies. Bluedot’s Point SDK enables smartphone applications to perform any action when a user crosses a GeolineTM – a thin virtual tripwire that can be placed anywhere in the world without hardware and without battery drain. Bluedot works with some of the most innovative mobile engagement platforms to transform their products and usher in a new era of customer experience and interaction.


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ResApp Health Limited is a digital health company developing smartphone applications for the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease. The company was founded in December 2014 and listed on the ASX in July 2015 with a A$4m raising at 2c. In April 2016, the company raised A$12.5m at 20c. In the nine months since listing, the share price has now risen >1,800%.