Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards

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The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award is a special recognition annual award. This award gives prominence to one of the State Pearcey winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage.

Each of the State Pearcey winners are outstanding entrepreneurs who have "taken a risk", "made a difference" and "is an inspiration". Collectively, they form a Hall of Fame that highlight the breadth and depth Australian entrepreneurs making an impact both locally and globally.

The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award (formerly called The Benson Award) was established by CSIRO in memory of a great Australian ICT pioneer, Tony Benson, the 2001 Pearcey Medalist. Tony was an ACS Fellow and Honorary Life Member and working closely with the WA Institute of Technology set up the first ACS student mentoring program in Australia. He also joined the board of the ACS Foundation after its foundation in 2001, another organisation with whom the Pearcey Foundation collaborates closely over many years.

Vic Cyan Collis Taeed 2017

02 Nov 2017

2017 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2017 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Cyan & Collis Ta'eed at the ACS 2017 Digital Disruptor Awards gala dinner on 2 November 2017 at Sydney's Star Ballroom in Pyrmont. The Award was presented by Dr Mary O'Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, and also the 2014 Pearcey Medallist. »» Read more...

Aaron Birkby

01 Dec 2016

2016 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2016 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Aaron Birkby at ACS's Digital Disruptor's gala dinner on 1st December 2016. The Award was presented by Dr Alex Zelinsky AO, Australia's Chief Defence Scientist and also the 2013 Pearcey Medallist. »» Read more...

Tim Power

17 Nov 2015

2015 Benson Award

Tim Power was awarded the 2015 Benson Entrepreneur Award at the 2015 gala ACS Reimagination dinner held on Tuesday November 14th 2015 in Sydney. »» Read more...

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29 Apr 2014

2014 Benson Award

John De Margheriti was awarded the 2014 Benson Entrepreneur Award at the 2014 gala national iAwards event held on August 29th 2014 in Melbourne »» Read more...

2013 Benson Leni Mayo

08 Aug 2013

2013 Benson Award

Leni Mayo was awarded the 2013 Benson Award at the 2013 gala national iAwards event held on August 8th 2013 in Melbourne. »» Read more...

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09 Aug 2012

2012 Benson Award

Bevan Slattery was awarded the 2012 Benson Entreprenuer Award at a gala dinner as part of the 2012 iAwards event held in Melbourne on Thursday evening 9th August. »» Read more...

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03 Aug 2011

2011 Benson Award

At the 2011 iAwards gala dinner held in Melbourne on the 4th August 2011, the 2011 Benson Entrepreneur Award was given to Lars and Jens Rasmussen. The Lars brothers accepted the award via a video from Google headquarters in San Fransisco in the presence of the Governor of Victoria, His Excellency Alex Chernov and his wife Elizabeth, some 800 guests. »» Read more...


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