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Irish Woman Wins Australian Top Women in Tech Award

Dublin & Sydney, 6th August 2019: ConX, a platform connecting contractors in the construction industry, co-founded and headed by Irish entrepreneur Annie Slattery, scooped Australia's top award for 'Women in Tech' start-ups.

Annie Slattery, an entrepreneur originally from Clontarf in Dublin, launched ConX in 2014, to digitally transform how construction contractors find and win work. The top award was part of a pitch competition in the wake of the largest women technologists' conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration, Hopper Down Under held in Australia for the first time earlier this week.

This event saw Australia's top women in tech pitch their big ideas in Brisbane on August 2nd for a share in more than $100,000 in business support services, and the potential for further venture capital investment to grow their global businesses. More than 100 women-led tech start-ups applied to compete for a pool of prizes including business services from IBM and Alibaba Cloud and mentoring from Main Sequence Ventures, manager of the CSIRO Innovation Fund.

Eleven finalists were involved in the pitch competition hosted by Austrade, the Australian Government's lead agency for international trade promotion and investment attraction, AusIndustry and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), as part of the Hopper Down Under held in Australia for the first time earlier this week which celebrated Grace Hopper, an American Computer Scientist, US Navy Admiral and Computer Scientist.

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