Pearcey National Entrepreneur

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

The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award recognises an outstanding entrepreneur who is making an impact both locally and globally.

Each year, the national entrepreneur is selected from one of the State Pearcey Entrepreneurs for that year.

This award celebrates the breadth and depth of Australian entrepreneurs who are "taking a risk", "making a difference" and "are an inspiration" in the Australian ICT Industry.

Nominations can be received at any time.

Historically, this award began as the Pearcey Young Achiever Award in 2005. In 2011 it became the Benson Award, sponsored by the CSIRO in memory of a great Australian ICT pioneer, Tony Benson.

Tony Benson was a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the ACS, and the 2001 Pearcey Medallist.

In 2016 it became the Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award. The Pearcey State Entrepreneur Awards have been awarded every year since 1999.

Pearcey National Entrepreneurs

May 28, 2024

2023 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2023 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Didier Elzinga founder and CEO of Culture Amp, by Rick Harvey, National Awards Director of the Pearcey Foundation at the prestigious 2023 Pearcey National Awards gala dinner, in Sydney.

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Nov 11, 2022

2022 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2022 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Dr. Mark Englund founder and CEO of FiberSense, by Hon Madeleine Ogilvie MP, Minister for Science and Technology. The award was presented in Hobart as part of the prestigious 2022 Pearcey National Awards held in conjunction with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and TasICT.

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Nov 24, 2021

2021 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2021 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to the co-founder and CTO of DTEX Systems Mohan Koo by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall. The presentation was broadcast live on a national Zoom call, as part of the Pearcey Foundation's National Awards event.

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Nov 25, 2020

2020 Pearcey Entrepreneur Award

The 2020 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. The announcement was made during the 2020 Pearcey Foundation National Event, this year being a ‘virtual’ celebration held on 25 November 2020 on a national Zoom broadcast.

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Nov 14, 2019

2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award

The 2019 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Craig McDonald, CEO and Founder of Mailguard, at the annual Pearcey national Awards gala dinner on 14th November 2019 in Melbourne.

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Nov 1, 2018

2018 Pearcey Entrpreneur Award

The 2018 Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award was presented to Tony Clark at the ACS 2018 Digital Disruptor Awards gala dinner on 1 November 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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