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Lateral INCITE Awards – April & May Wrap Up!

Petra Vanessie

Petra Vanessie

May 23, 2020

It’s been another busy two months for the 29th Lateral INCITE Awards.

Because we don’t want anyone to miss out on what’s been happening, here’s a look back at the months of April and May.


WA’s Tech and Startup Scene Gets an Extra Lateral Boost

Lateral Australia – one of Australia’s few independent software development companies based in Perth – announced its commitment to continue the Diamond and Naming Rights sponsorship for WA’s longest running tech and innovation program – the INCITE Awards, into 2021.

Read more.


We ran our first Virtual Event – Pitchfest & Drinks

On Friday 8 May, over 200 people from around Australia, the US, UK and Singapore watched 11 of our 2020 Lateral INCITE Awards entrants battle it out for the titles of Best Pitch and People’s Choice Award.

It was a first feat for us – Zoom meeting, connected to YouTube Live Stream, viewed on a landing page on our website!

Sponsored by Business News, Spacecubed and Entrepreneurs in Residence, along with all of our other main sponsors, we congratulated the following winners:

Watch the recorded live stream again or for the first time, if you missed it!


Congratulations to our 2020 Finalists

Twenty six Perth based companies and organisations have made it through the second round of judging, getting them closer to winning the top prize from the Lateral INCITE Awards.

Chief Judge, Celia Jordaansaid: “This year’s finalists are dominated in the three categories of Social Impact, Innovating Government and the Peter Fillery Undergraduate Tertiary Student Project of the Year….presenting an element of solving health, educational, safety and business problems that our government and communities face” Diamond Sponsor,

Tommy Shin, of Lateral, Australia: “This year’s entries clearly indicate the influence that our tech and digital innovators have in providing solutions to identified issues and to improve the way we work, manage our health, care for others and learn.”

Meet our 29th Lateral INCITE Awards Finalists. 


Virtual Awards – Friday 24 July 2020 

At our Virtual Pitchfest, we announced the date for our Virtual Awards – Friday 24 July at 6pm!

Watch this space as we provide more details and informatiom.

Petra Vanessie

Petra Vanessie

INCITE Marketing Manager