Shaking it up with new Investable Score™
Pause Awards ’23 revolutionises Australian business recognition with introduction of an Investable Score™, new award levels and an improved platform.
The freshly enhanced program features two new levels of awards: Champion and Diamond, expanding the range to a total of seven levels. This development is complemented by the introduction of the Investable Score™, a new judging criterion with up to a $10M evaluation.
“Investable Score™ is a new addition to the judging criteria, particularly handy if you’re looking to raise capital or just want to be evaluated by a team of industry experts, your peers.” said George Hedon, Founder of Pause Awards. “It is by no means a financial valuation, rather an indication if an industry professional feels compelled to invest after assessing an entry.”
“It is so exciting to bring a spotlight to the movers and shakers out there, hustling to be different and finding emerging problems to solve. The recognition for all those nominated, is an opportunity to celebrate fostering a culture of innovation and to thank everyone for their hard work in trying to make a difference. Being a part of that is incredibly fulfilling!”Michael Zyla, Director – Retail & Commerce, Mastercard
A slick new awards platform has been introduced for smoother entry and judging experiences. Category-specific questions with guidance now ensure a more personalised and straightforward application process. Participants can also now modify their in-progress entries, duplicate answers, and pay and submit at their convenience.
“Nothing excites and inspires me more than creativity, innovation, positive change and progress. The Pause Awards showcase incredible talent and diverse thinking from Australian companies bringing new ideas to life.”Kate Thompson, Strategy & Innovation Director, Hardie Grant Media
Finally, introducing our elite Ambassadors, the global pioneers of tech and innovation landscape, starting with Paul Bassett, Co-founder of SEEK and Squarepeg Capital. And we look forward to welcoming over 60 senior industry experts judges from the likes of Mastercard, Airtasker, Google, Medibank, DEPT®, AWS, Bookings.com, Microsoft, Birchal and more in 2023.
“Pause has always been a home for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in Australia. Joining this year’s judges, I’m excited to recognise and celebrate the dynamic calibre of our flourishing tech and innovation ecosystem and the people who make it.”Monique Alvis, Innovation Specialist, Microsoft
We look forward to the continued growth and success of Pause Awards this year and for everyone interested can click here to enter.