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Tzukuri Win People’s Choice Award at Tech23

Australian technology innovators were awarded a bevy of prizes at the Tech23 Awards Ceremony in Sydney last night.

Tzukuri’s 20-year-old founder Allen Liao stole the show with his cool and collected presentation on unloseable sunglasses, taking away the Tech23 2014 People’s Choice Award.

Tzukuri went through INCUBATE 2014 Summer Accelerator program and have since garnered international coverage for their innovative sunglasses technology.

Liao, student at Sydney University and Co-founder explains, “With 1 in 2 people losing a pair of sunglasses in the first year they own them, it is a product that matters to people”. The solar powered technology uses ‘Bluetooth Low Energy’ to send notifications to your iPhone if they are left behind.

Now in its sixth year, Tech23 2014 confirmed the event’s status as a benchmark for the Australian startup community. 23 of Australia’s most innovative technology startups gathered in Sydney to present their business model to a panel of industry experts and an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and incubators, and leaders of R&D and IT&T organisations and enterprises.

Industry Leaders, enterprise and start-up sponsors, and Tech23 Alumni companies then awarded them valuable prizes including thousands in cash, meetings with influential people and trips overseas.

“The scope and impact of Tech23 continues to grow exponentially,” said event founder Rachel Slattery. “This year we had companies from six states representing products and services that range from big data technology to location services, enterprise applications to healthcare.”

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