We’re building the community for the most ambitious people
Dive into the world of Pause Awards: a thriving community for the ambitious, driving Australian innovation to new heights while championing relentless excellence.
Pause Awards is more than just an accolade. It’s a testament to the transformative power of ambition and innovation, a beacon for those striving for business excellence in Australia. Conceived as an extension of Pause Fest, Pause Awards has become a hub for the most determined and creative minds, encouraging them to rewrite the narrative of Australian innovation.
We’re immensely proud to be backed by industry heavyweights, providing credibility and influence. But the heart of Pause Awards resides within our vibrant community…
Building the Community for the Ambitious
Our platform serves as an exclusive hub for our award winners, but it extends beyond just that. It’s an enriching network of industry leaders and top innovators, a fertile ground for idea exchange, mentorship, and shared experiences.
The journey doesn’t end with the award ceremony; it merely begins. We continue to celebrate our winners, sharing their success stories and supporting their growth.
Setting a New Standard of Business Excellence
Pause Awards isn’t just about recognition; it’s a movement for those determined to push boundaries. Born from the ethos of Pause Fest, we’ve set the stage for extraordinary achievements and elevated Australia to the global forefront of innovation.
We are mentors, trailblazers, entrepreneurs, investors and pioneers, committed to shaping the future of our nation. Our purpose is to empower, energise and elevate the companies that dare to dream big.George Hedon, Founder & CEO, Pause Awards
Impacting the Business Landscape
Here’s a glance at our impact so far:
- Fostered a whopping $412 billion ecosystem of participants in 2022 alone, a clear testament to the platform’s substantial influence and reach.
- Enabled a flurry of successful capital raising: evee exceeded its Birchal funding target by 500%, Heaps Normal secured $8.5M, Midnight Health closed a Series B round with $24M, to name a few.
- Opened the doors for new collaborations, opportunities, and partnerships, building a robust network of industry leaders.
The Enabler of Greatness
Pause Awards is an ecosystem that thrives on shared knowledge and mentorship. It’s a space for visionaries to dream, innovate, and disrupt the status quo.
Fortune favours the brave, and the Pause Awards champions the ambitious.Proverb
Through Pause Awards, we’ve seen an influx of impressive achievements, setting a new benchmark for business excellence. Female-led Circle In raised $2M, Great Wrap proudly bagged $25M, Birchal impressively raised $3M in 63 minutes, and BODD closed with $5M. These are the fruits of a collective effort to foster an environment where innovation thrives.
Championing the Ambitious
We invite you to join our transformative journey. Whether you’re an entrant, a judge, an ambassador, or a partner, you are invaluable to our movement. Together, we can continue building this community, driving progress, and shaping the future of Australian innovation.
Join us in this incredible journey and let’s create history together. Remember, “Fortune favours the brave, and Pause Awards champions the ambitious.”