gemaker is proud to announce that we are finalists in the 2017 Telstra Business Awards in the Micro-Business category.

A Telstra Business Award represents business excellence in Australia, and this nomination is a great acknowledgment of all the staff whose tireless innovation and grit have helped to grow gemaker over the past five years.

We hope that any recognition from this honour will shine a light on the work we do which is of national importance – helping researchers, start-ups and innovative organsiations bring innovative products and services to market.

By promoting technology transfer from the lab into the world of commerce, gemaker helps to create and grow Australian industries and jobs, as well as enhancing the lives of all Australians with new and improved products and services.

While our core purpose is to help grow Australian industries by promoting the commercialisation of Australian technology, we also try to live by the words of Winston Churchill when he said ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give’.

At gemaker, we believe in supporting the health of our ecosystem, not just our company. We hope that this opportunity will boost our ability to continue giving back to our community. We believe an ethical approach to business should include investing heavily in our core values which, for gemaker, include supporting women in STEM, young STEM entrepreneurship, and flexible work for work-life balance for our team.

Being named as a finalist is a great validation of the importance of gemaker’s work in accelerating the commercialisation of Australian innovation and our company culture, one of the key values upon which gemaker is founded.

The Telstra Business Awards are Australia’s premier business award program. They recognise and reward the innovation of Australia’s most outstanding small and medium businesses. We are honoured to be nominated for this award. We would like to thank all our clients and the extended gemaker family, as well as congratulate the other finalists.

The NSW awards ceremony is being held on the evening of the July 18, followed by a National Gala Dinner on August 25 for all state winners.

The gemaker team will be partying on the 18 July to celebrate gemaker success.

More information on the Telstra Business Awards and other nominees can be found here.