Brad Parsons, co-founder of MOVUS, impressed the judges at this year’s Tech23 event, where he took out the CSIRO Collaboration Award.
Brad, along with his co-founders Michell Lamarre and John Gardner made fantastic progress in developing their industrial Internet of Things offering as part of ilab’s most recent 7th Germinate accelerator program. MOVUS are developing a Fitbit(tm) for Industrial Equipment called FitMachine which is designed to provide visibility, utilisation and condition health of industrial equipment.
Brad was “amazed at the incredible products, businesses and fellow founders that pitched their businesses at this year’s Tech23 event in Sydney”. At the end of the day, he was delighted and humbled to be recognised from among 23 companies with the second biggest prize on offer, $7,500 CSIRO Collaboration Award. The prize was awarded to the company who demonstrates their active engagement in a business partnership or collaboration that has contributed to the development and / or delivery of their innovation.
Pitching in front of approximately 400 people, Brad was grilled by the judges on the MOVUS model and risk areas. At the conclusion, Brad was congratulated by Larry Marshall, CSIRO CEO, who remarked that Brad was a “visionary and missionary” entrepreneur which is a wonderful endorsement for one of Queensland most promising startups.