Tech legends unite to guide growth and foster innovation
Tech industry legends come forward to mentor winners at Pause Awards ‘23, unlocking unprecedented growth and transformative insights for the next generation of innovators.
The world of innovation doesn’t just need pioneers; it thrives on the guidance of legends who’ve treaded the path before. This year, the Pause Awards takes a leap beyond mere recognition, offering winners an exclusive chance at mentorship by industry trailblazers. The fusion of honor with unparalleled learning is set to make this year’s edition truly unforgettable.
The Exclusive Opportunity
With the Pause Awards panel almost at its zenith, winners are in for an extraordinary treat. Each victor from the Category Track and the illustrious best-in-show champion will gain access to a golden key: an intense 30-minute chat with a renowned mentor. This isn’t just any conversation. It’s a laser-focused session aimed at addressing your challenges, honing in on pain points, and offering actionable insights.
Meet The Mentors
Paul Bassat stands as a beacon of entrepreneurial prowess. As the Co-Founder of SEEK, he altered the landscape of job search, subsequently leveraging his insights to establish a global investment firm, Square Peg. His wide-spanning contributions extend from the boardrooms of giants like Wesfarmers to the fields of the Australian Football League.
Delving deeper into the fintech domain, Dom Pym, a name synonymous with groundbreaking ventures, graces our panel. His journey is laden with successes, be it the establishment of Australia’s first all-in-one online payments platform, Pin Payments, or co-founding Ferocia, a leading software company. His latest feather in the cap, Up Bank, has become Australia’s most coveted digital bank.
Rampersand’s co-founder, Paul Naphtali, embodies the spirit of fostering innovation. After absorbing the cutting-edge environment of Silicon Valley, he returned home to bridge the funding gap for Aus/NZ founders, making him an invaluable asset to our panel.
Rounding off this group is the fierce and indomitable Kellie Morton. From the bustling streets of New York and London as an M&A lawyer to the helm of Birchal, Australia’s top equity crowdfunding platform, her journey is a testament to her versatility and passion.
The dynamic Kate Gooden leads the pack with her two-decade-long pursuit of perfection in digital and voice experiences. As the Head of Product for Amazon Alexa ANZ, she’s at the cutting edge, transforming the way we perceive AI and smart devices.
Juxtaposing creativity with commerce, Jocelin Abbey stands tall as the Director of Growth at The Guardian AU/NZ. With her vast experience spanning global media, she brings to the table a nuanced understanding of storytelling, underpinned by a commitment to inclusivity.
As the Pause Awards unfold, the Growth Mentors Board brings with them a tank full of experience, insights, and a commitment to excellence. Their involvement ensures that the accolades conferred resonate with authenticity, relevance and foresight.
The Process and the Final Call to Enter Pause Awards
To become the prospect of unparalleled mentorship, here’s what you need to do. The doors to this opportunity close on the 1st of September. That’s right, in just two weeks! So, if you’re on the fence about entering, now is the time to take the leap. Not only could you gain recognition for your innovations, but you could also unlock access to expertise that can shape your enterprise’s future.
With legends at the helm, the future looks not just promising, but transformative for every participant. Step into the world of Pause Awards, where legends guide legends to new horizons of growth and success! Enter today.