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Stroke detection medtech Nuroflux wins Fishburners Tech for Good awards


Medtech startup Nuroflux, which has developed a tool to observe mind exercise and blood stream following a stroke, was chosen as one of the best of seven class winners the inaugural Fishburners Tech for Good Awards.

The awards, held on the Fishburners Sydney startup hub, celebrated startups harnessing know-how to assist resolve the world’s most urgent environmental, financial, and social challenges.

Greater than 250 startups entered the awards spanning seven classes, with the winners giving a 90 second pitch to resolve the general excellence award gained by Nuroflux, alongside a Folks’s Selection award, gained by NeedleCalm, and chosen by the greater than 200 friends on the awards.

Nuroflux cofounder and CEO Sam van Bohemen was impressed by private expertise to discovered his startup with Dr David Cardoso, He thanked Fishburners, the sponsors and the judges for making it doable.

“We’re humbled to have had the chance to share what we’re doing at Nuroflux and much more humbled to have gained the Higher Well being and Wellbeing Award in addition to the General Excellence Award,” he mentioned.

“It was very inspiring to be taught concerning the superb startups searching for to make the world a greater place, we want them one of the best.”

The winners of the Tech for Good Awards are:

Fishburners Social Affect Award: Humanitix

Local weather Motion AwardFloodMapp

Higher Well being and Wellbeing AwardNuroflux

Tech for Good Feminine Founder Award, sponsored by Microsoft for Startups: NeedleCalm

Sustainability Award, sponsored by BDO: RecycleSmart

Sustainable Product Award, sponsored by Amazon: Compassion Creamery

The Variety and Inclusion Award, sponsored by Optus: Homeable

General Glorious Award: Nuroflux

Folks’s Selection Award: NeedleCalm

The awards emerged out of the launch of the Tech for Good Hub at Fishburners, which noticed  30 sustainability startup founders present collaborating in a 9-month scholarship program.

Fishburners interim CEO Alan Jones mentioned Tech for Good relies on the concept that one of the best ways for corporations to future-proof themselves is by working to resolve – not contribute to – world issues affecting individuals and the planet.

“Startups don’t exist in a bubble. The companies we hope to construct to fulfil our entrepreneurial ambitions depend on the viability of the society, economic system, and pure ecosystem we exist inside,” he mentioned.

“The massive, intractable issues outlined within the SDGs are additionally essentially the most priceless alternatives for startups to handle. We’re delighted to lift consciousness and assist the expansion of a bunch of superior Aussie startups making actual progress towards SDG targets in our inaugural Tech For Good Awards.

“We’d wish to thank our superb sponsors Funding NSW, Amazon, Optus, BDO, and Microsoft for supporting this initiative in its very first yr.”

Adam McCurdie, founder & CEO at Humanitix, Social Affect Award winner, mentioned there are a wealth of pressing social points that the for-profit sector is just not dedicating sufficient sources to fixing.

“Humanitix is already making unimaginable inroads at reworking the US$3.7 billion world ticketing trade, however that is only the start for us,” he mentioned.

“There are lots of of for-profit industries that may be disrupted utilizing scalable tech to offer a priceless providing whereas additionally reinvesting earnings to social causes. We invite entrepreneurs in every single place to hitch us in following a for-purpose path, to create a world the place all companies, constructions, and methods work to serve one of the best pursuits of our planet and everybody (and every part!) sharing it.

“However it takes a village to lift a startup. So we’re grateful for the assist we’ve acquired from Fishburners – from utilizing the Humanitix platform for all Fishburner occasions, to offering alternatives to encourage, interact, and educate audiences about our distinctive philanthropic mannequin at Pitch Nights and different occasions.”

Juliette Murphy, cofounder & CEO of FloodMapp, the Local weather Motion Award winner, mentioned her startup’s real-time flood intelligence permits emergency managers to know the influence to particular individuals, property, and significant infrastructure – earlier than, throughout and after flood occasions.

“This permits them to coordinate focused evacuations and swiftwater rescues, and route visitors round flooded roads,” she mentioned.

“If all emergency managers and communities had entry to FloodMapp, we might save hundreds of lives, stop billions of {dollars} in injury, and fast-track restoration general from flood occasions.”

The Tech for Good Awards are supported by Funding NSW as a major sponsor, with particular person award sponsors together with Amazon, Optus, BDO, and Microsoft. Every class winner acquired a $5,000 money prize.

Fishburners CEO Alan Jones (left) with the judges and winners of the Tech for Good awards

 



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