About this Program
WEST TECH FEST – A CELEBRATION OF APAC’S START-UP AND INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM SHOWCASING INNOVATION, INVESTMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The West Tech Fest Startup Challenge (formerly 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 - open to all residents of the Asia Pacific region, both individuals and companies.
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 APAC.
The Top 6 finalists of the Startup Challenge 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 attracts founders, tech entrepreneurs and investors from the US, UK, Asia and from around Australia
The final judging is held in Perth, Western Australia each year as part the West Tech Fest - an intensive program featuring inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshops, networking events, mentoring sessions, educational workshops and community events.
The finalists will pitch their concept to West Tech Fest Startup Challenge audience and international and local judging panel.
West Tech Fest Startup Challenge - Extreme Tech Challenge Australia Vertical Prize
The winner of the West Tech Fest Startup Challenge receives an invitation to pitch to the judges of Extreme Tech Challenge at CES in Las Vegas in January 2018 (an economy flight to Las Vegas will be provided).
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