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Australia’s coolest companies get splashy and flashy at the 8th Annual Cool Company Awards

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What makes a ‘cool’ company?

According to Anthill founder and Cool Company MC James Tuckerman (aka ‘MC Cheetah Shark’) at the Under The Sea themed ceremony at Inspire9 on Thursday night, “cool” companies are “remarkable” companies.

“They can be amazing, innovative, one-of-a-kind,” said Tuckerman. “They can be all those things. But what sets cool companies apart is that they are, by their very nature, worthy of being ‘remarked’ about.”

This year’s top honour was awarded to Dyesol Limited, an Australian-Swisse research consortium that has created a new kind of low-cost solar tech, known as Dye Solar Cells, which can be “painted” onto glass, metal, or plastic surfaces to generate energy much like the light-absorbing chloroplasts of a plant.

In other words, it has harnessed the powers of photosynthesis to create a “paint on” a source of power.

“Imagine a world where paint powers houses, cars and factories. Now that’s cool,” said Tuckerman.

Other category winners included a beer that tastes like Chamomile Tea, a social media tool that happens in real time, on location, using augmented reality, an Australian disruptor that has saved Australians hundreds of millions of dollars in international transfer fees, an address system that will reinvent how posties find letterboxes, a micro-loan business that rejects 80% of applications and an invisible spray that stops crooks in their tracks.

AND THE WINNERS ARE

By rank and alphabetical order.

ORGANISATION NAME RANK CATEGORY(IES)
Dyesol Limited WINNER COOLEST COMPANY
Geepers WINNER X-FACTOR AWARD
Nubis WINNER ONLINE BUSINESS AWARD
Nimble WINNER BIG KAHUNA AWARD
OzForez WINNER GLOBAL GROWTH AWARD
Who Gives A Crap WINNER SOCIAL CAPITALIST AWARD
Kwencher WINNER (TIE) MICRO BUSINESS AWARD
DNA SECURITY SOLUTIONS WINNER (TIE) MICRO BUSINESS AWARD
3 Wks FINALIST MICRO BUSINESS
Anecsys FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Bendelta FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
Bent Over Silicone Nozzle FINALIST MICRO BUSINESS, INNOVATION
Bound Round FINALIST ONLINE BUSINESS
CloudHerd FINALIST INNOVATION
Envie Fitness FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
Fifty Acres FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Giggedin FINALIST ONLINE BUSINESS
Magicdust FINALIST BIG KAHUNA
Mummu FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
MVP Genius FINALIST ONLINE BUSINESS
Ollo Mobile FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Our Community FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Project Tripod FINALIST X-FACTOR
Pure Poppet FINALIST MICRO BUSINESS
Quick Boats FINALIST INNOVATION
School 24 FINALIST ONLINE BUSINESS
Thank You FINALIST SOCIAL CAPITALIST
Virtual Coworker FINALIST GLOBAL GROWTH
Allripe HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bannershop HIGHLY COMMENDED
Connect2Field HIGHLY COMMENDED
Ettitude HIGHLY COMMENDED
finder.com.au HIGHLY COMMENDED
Health.com.au HIGHLY COMMENDED
Body Beyond Baby HIGHLY COMMENDED
Jumbo Vision HIGHLY COMMENDED
Lighting Matters HIGHLY COMMENDED
Macro traffic Control HIGHLY COMMENDED
Moneysoft HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mozo HIGHLY COMMENDED
On Tap Recruitment HIGHLY COMMENDED
Planex HIGHLY COMMENDED
Run 4 HIGHLY COMMENDED
Tomcar HIGHLY COMMENDED
Wish Registry HIGHLY COMMENDED
Alive Mobile TOP 100
Apple Isle Sports Car TOP 100
Astaricks TOP 100
Aust Payroll TOP 100
Beat the Q TOP 100
Bebenook TOP 100
Blink Mobile TOP 100
Bluechilli TOP 100
Boxer and Co TOP 100
Bright Conferences TOP 100
Cat Napping TOP 100
CQ Nurse TOP 100
Creativa TOP 100
Ecetera TOP 100
Edge TOP 100
Empyrean Lighting TOP 100
Five Am TOP 100
Foresight Consulting TOP 100
Gold Company TOP 100
Info Ready TOP 100
Ingogo TOP 100
Institchu TOP 100
Investorist TOP 100
Lendly TOP 100
Livingstyles TOP 100
Ludwina TOP 100
Mates Rates TOP 100
Media Heroes TOP 100
My Guitar School TOP 100
My Tool Kit TOP 100
Naked Wines Australia TOP 100
Net Engine TOP 100
Notemaker TOP 100
Occasional Butler TOP 100
One Flare TOP 100
Open Shed TOP 100
Pax Leader Labs TOP 100
Portable Studios TOP 100
Provisio TOP 100
PT Essentials TOP 100
Retail Care TOP 100
Search Factory TOP 100
Selz TOP 100
Simply Raw TOP 100
The Entrepreneur’s Tribe TOP 100
Smart Forums TOP 100
Snepo TOP 100
Social Property Selling TOP 100
Socially Sorted TOP 100
Step Change Marketing TOP 100
Suntrix TOP 100
SWG Studio TOP 100
The Entourage TOP 100
Trade Risk TOP 100
Trade Review TOP 100
Urban Society TOP 100
Veilability TOP 100
Venue Mob TOP 100
Vinomofo TOP 100
WardyIT TOP 100
Xixilu TOP 100

 

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