2014 Prize Package

  1. The golden Startup Trophy: 2014 edition just for you to take home and treasure, take it ‘straight to the pool room‘.
  2. SydStart Sponsor Level Coverage:  direct and indirect press release/email newsletter and blog post, estimated reach 30,000
  3. Social Promotion: 1,000+ delegates will attend, many of which will share with #sydstart tag on the day and afterwards.
  4. Mainstream Media Coverage: Interviews with journalists,  we are expecting 35+ to attend.
  5. Mentoring From Sponsors: Including anchor and The Start Society and other sponsors and judges to be confirmed
  6. Cloud Credits: $25,000.00 from Amazon Web Services subject to their activate program terms
  7. Film Coverage: Hopefully coverage of the award ceremony in the NSW Government international film (subject to Director’s cut)
  8. Co-working space from Fishburners Ultimo Sydney (2 desk months)
  9. Co-working space from StartNest Crows Nest Sydney (2 desk months)
  10. Expert Insight from PwC
  11. Grant Assistance (People’s choice winner) $3,000 in R&D Tax Consulting services for the top of the event participation app leaderboard

More to be confirmed, we are interested in hearing from sponsors about other great prizes and creative stuff including but not limited to …

  • Investment
  • Coworking Space
  • Community Membership
  • Swag/Freebies etc
  • Hosting
  • Exhibiting At SydStart next year
  • Introductions internationally

2013 Prize Package

  1. The Startup Trophy
  2. Mentoring and Business Technology Strategy assistance/services from Cooper & Co
  3. Winners: Education from General Assembly
  4. Finalists: Expert Insight from PwC
  5. Winners & Runners Up: Expert Insight from Southern Cross Venture Partners
  6. Startup Vitamins Posters – distributed on the day
  7. First Runner Up – Cool Device from Optus Innov8
  8. Winners (and Maybe Runners Up if you ask nicely) Coworking space from StartNest, WeCo, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs and Pollenizer
    1. Pollenizer: Bree says – One month casual for two or Two months casual for one (includes use of the space and access to our team for advice, plus invites to  brownbag sessions and X-Poll every Friday)
    2. WeCo: Joel says – 2 co-founders 1 month each, plus access to experienced mentors. If just 1 person, we’re happy to give 2 months free.
    3. StartNest: Kat says – 3 months full time community desk value of $1350 with 24/7 access and mentoring support
    4. Fishburners: Pete B says – 6 months access to the community desk. Total prize value is 2 * $200 * 6 = $2400.
    5. Tank Stream Labs: Balder says – 2 months for founder and cofounder at TSL  valued at $2640

We are interested in hearing from sponsors about other stuff like…

  • Investment
  • Coworking Space
  • Community Membership
  • Swag
  • Hosting
  • Exhibiting At SydStart 2014

2012 Prize Package

The prizes for The Startup Trophy presented at SydStart 2012 Spring include goods and services valued at around $25,000.

  1. The Startup Trophy
  2. Membership and office facilites at Fishburners (part of the generous Optus gold sponsorship)
  3. Mentoring and Business Technology Strategy mentoring services from Cooper & Co
  4. Education from General Assembly
  5. PWC Private Client Advisory Services professional review
  6. Two Pebble Watches (includes API and Bluetooth 4) as seen on kickstarter, available in October.
  7. Enterprise Subscription for 12 months from Saasu – Easy Online Accounting. Software As A Service.
  8. BlueChilli user analysis workshop. Develop function scope & strategic marketing plan for your startup. Function Scope can be used to get quotes from developers.  Marketing plan will set out the first year’s priorities.  Workshop goes for 3 hours and is held at BlueChilli in Sydney.

The winner selection will be overseen by PwC and judged by a panel of more than a dozen very senior industry representatives.


  1. We are happy to donate a review of the buy/sell agreement and/or 1 year free life insurance for business partners in a business where the death of 1 partner/equity holder would adversely effect the business.


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