Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winners of the 2015 Talent Unleashed Awards – CareMonkey (Asia Pacific) and Andiamo (UK and Europe), who were announced by Sir Richard Branson at the awards event held in Sydney on Friday, 11 September 2015.
The overall winners won an exclusive trip to Branson’s Necker Island for the uniting change leadership gathering alongside some of the worlds leading philanthropists and entrepreneurs.
APAC winner Best Start-Up Environmental Impact – CareMonkey, founded by Australian entrepreneur Troy Westley is a user controlled solution that automates the process of gathering medial information, emergency contacts and permission forms form members and employees. This information is tabled and provided to authorised carers such as supervisors, teachers and sports coaches via smart phones and tablets to assist in emergency situations.
UK and Europe winner Andiamo is building and delivering an integrated clinical service and software platform that uses 3D scanning, 3D Printing and predictive analytics to create custom orthotics for disabled children.
The Unleashed Awards were judged by an impressive international panel that included Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak of Apple and Silicon Valley fame, Seek CEO Andrew Bassat, world leading philanthropist Jane Tewson, Cliff Rosenberg Managing Director of LinkedIn South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Dan Radcliffe founder of International Volunteer HQ, Patrick Grove founder of Catcha Group and Yat Siu founder and CEO of Outblaze.
Talent founder and Managing Director Richard Earl said “the recognition by world leading entrepreneurs was only the start of the winner’s and finalists’ business journeys. It is certainly our intention to provide mentorship and support to the finalists and winners today to ensure their success. Indeed, its people like them that will be our future business leaders and will ensure Australia is not left behind but can flourish and lead the way from a business, economic and societal standpoint. Given the high calibre of our entrepreneurs, Australia has the potential to punch well above its weight in the digital revolution, particularly if they are given greater support by the Australian Government and corporate Australia as is happening in other countries like the UK, US and New Zealand.”
Asia Pacific Winners
Congratulations to the other 2015 Talent Unleashed Awards Asia Pacific Category Winners:
Best Start-Up Community or Social Impact – Clickability
Clickability is a first of its kind, Australian disability service directory which features ratings and reviews from people who use disability services. Designed to allow people with a disability to have real choice about their care, it empowers these people to become literate customers.
Best Digital Business (SME) – Be Intent
BE Intent uses technology to assist with solving the issues of workplace stress, bullying and mental health issues. It is a cost-effective and innovative way for leaders to make better decisions concerning their employees and increase business productivity and profit.
Most Disruptive CIO / CTO – Russell Francis – Velpic
Russell is an entrepreneur and Internet Pioneer with more than 23 years international experience running successful businesses that build enterprise scale applications, web apps and mobile apps for the likes of Citibank, ABN AMRO, P&O, Lloyds TSB, Dixons Stores Group, ASDA, Bankwest, Western Power and Goldman Sachs. In 2014 Russell launched Velpic, a SaaS cloud-based training, induction and education platform for businesses that will be publicly listed in October.
Best Tech IPO / Venture Capital Raising – Temando
Temando connects the world’s logistical resources into a single intelligent platform to make commerce universally accessible to everybody. Temando’s solutions allow merchants to move goods from location to location, creating efficient and amazing delivery experiences for customers.
The Talent Unleashed Awards are a world first, global technology awards program for start-ups and entrepreneurs, rewarding and recognising individuals who are unleashing, innovating and changing technology in business and the community.