Navi Wins First Prize at Start-Up Vic Pitch Night

Wei Sue (CFO) representing Navi’s win at Start Up Vic’s Pitch Night.

Wei Sue (CFO) representing Navi’s win at Start Up Vic’s Pitch Night.

Navi proudly announces Co-Founder Wei Sue’s first prize win at Start Up Vic's Pitch Night on 29th August 2017.

During the final round of the event, the top four finalists were selected to pitch their health technology startups to a panel of judges and a large crowd, held at the PwC building in Melbourne.

Navi won $150,000 worth of prizes and a wild card entry into MedTech’s Got Talent - Australia's largest start-up competition.

Aside from being the judges’ favourite, Navi also won the people’s choice award during the event. As a result, Navi will be featured in Start Up VIC's upcoming newsletter.

Navi CEO Presents at SXSW

Navi CEO Alex Newton was recently invited to pitch the Neonav to the Pediatric Impact Health challenge at the 2018 South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.


The event is sponsored and attended by representatives from the top 8 children's hospital in the US. Its main purpose is to provide an opportunity to bring together the most promising paediatric-focused start-ups from around the world to present their ideas and network with key leaders in the pediatric healthcare field.


"The opportunity to meet representatives from leading US children's hospitals and engage in extensive discussions on the challenges they face, as well as the benefits that we can offer them via the Neonav was incredible,” Alex noted.


Following the Impact Pediatric Health event, Navi was invited to present at an AusTrade-organized event at Australia House - a space focusing on showcasing new technologies being developed in Australia. “These kinds of events present such amazing opportunities for us,” Alex says. “As an Australian-based company with our sights set on the US market, any chance we get to interact and build our network in this key market is absolutely invaluable.”

Navi Wins Top Cash Prize at Medtech's Got Talent National Finals Gala

Pictured from left to right: David Grayden, Shing Sheung (COO), Wei Sue (CFO), Alex Newton (CEO), Mubin Yousuf (CTO)

Pictured from left to right: David Grayden, Shing Sheung (COO), Wei Sue (CFO), Alex Newton (CEO), Mubin Yousuf (CTO)

Last week, Navi was awarded a top prize of $20,000 in cash at Medtech's Got Talent National's Final Gala. Additionally, Navi was also voted as the "People's Choice" start-up company - and consequently received a further $1,000 cash prize.

The winning pitch, delivered by Navi Co-founder Wei Sue, was presented at the National Finals as part of Australia's largest medical device accelerator program.

Eighteen of the best medical device startups from around Australia were selected to present at the black-tie event in Melbourne, Australia, in front of a panel of judges. Only the top 5 pitches at the event were awarded the $20,000 cash prize and granted entry into the next stage of the accelerator program.

Wei Sue stated she was thrilled with the win and “grateful for those that had helped Navi over the past few months.”

 "Receiving the EY Award at the Medtech's Got Talent 2017 Gala Night greatly validates the progress we've made in the last few months. Special thanks go to our mentors at D+I, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School - as well as the overwhelming support we've received from others in the community.”

Following this win, Navi is now eligible to commence an intensive mentoring and training program that begins December 2017 which offers assistance in raising seed investment.

Navi Secures $20k Cash Prize at Healthtech Innovation Challenge

Left to right: Wei Sue (CFO), Alex Newton (CEO), Christiane Theda (CMO, Medical)

Left to right: Wei Sue (CFO), Alex Newton (CEO), Christiane Theda (CMO, Medical)

Navi CEO Alex Newton delivered a winning pitch at the Graeme Clark Institute's HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

Navi was selected to present with seven other finalists to a panel comprising of representatives from hospital, academic, industry and government organisations. The judges awarded a $20,000 cash prize to Navi and other participants who demonstrated innovative inter-disciplinary research - specifically those showcasing significant potential for future funding by granting bodies and/or industry.

"Winning this award is further validation that our medical device, the Neonav, is addressing an important but often overlooked medical problem in the neonatal population,” Alex Newton stated after receiving the award. He continued, “Securing the $20,000 cash prize will go towards our upcoming research into neonatal vascular access."

Navi Honoured with Top Awards at the 2017 Sunan Cup Innovation Competition

Navi Medical Technologies’ vision of improving the standard of neonatal care has been recognised by the Australian Chinese Association of Scientists and Entrepreneurs. They were awarded second prize at the Sunan Cup Innovation Competition in Suzhou.

The highly competitive Sunan Cup Startup Competition – held in the Suzhou Science and Technology Town – recognises the potential of high-tech start-up companies that demonstrate technological innovation and excellent entrepreneurial initiative.

Shing Yue Sheung (Navi Medical Technologies Co-founder) stated, “The prize money awarded to Navi from this competition will provide excellent support for Navi’s product development and market validation."