Last night, Advoc8 and the digital community descended upon Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel for the annual NSW iAwards Gala Dinner.

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After a rigorous two month application and judging process, Advoc8 was named NSW’s best digital B2B solution for ‘driving and delivering businesses with high levels of productivity and competitiveness.’ We are incredibly thankful and humbled by this recognition from Australia’s top innovation awards!

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We also got chatting with the NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello, who made an inspirational speech about the importance of government helping drive innovation and his commitment to making this happen.

The next stop is the National iAwards in Melbourne on the 30th of August, where Advoc8 will pitch to another panel of judges in the hopes of taking out the Australian title!

Hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and now in their 23rd year, the iAwards bring together technology innovations from business, government, startups and schools.

Academy Xi Pitch X Competition, 30 May 2017 Earlier in the week, Advoc8 went to the Academy Xi headquarters to participate in their Pitch X pitching competition.

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Always a popular event at the Academy, this time was no exception with the space packed to the rafters with observers, pitchers, founders, investors and developers all watching on.

Our CEO Nicole did an initial 1-minute pitch to an esteemed panel of judges comprising Academy XI’s Ben Wong, Tank Stream Lab’s Brad Delamare, Two Space Founder Tashi Dorjee, and Angela Luu from Investible. d

It was enough to land Advoc8 in the top 5 and proceed to the final round to do a 5 minute pitch and take questions from the judges.

Despite fierce competition from other finalists including Amikumu , an app for finding nearby language partners, referral app Maate and ‘Ozharvest for flowers’ concept Rebloom, Advoc8 took out the top prize! We are thrilled and humbled by these achievements, and want to give a big thank you to all our customers and supporters who have come on this journey with us over the last 9 months.

We wouldn’t be here without you!

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