Sydney based tech consultants, Mobiddiction, has been crowned with the Excellence in Innovation Award at the 2018 India Australia Business & Community Awards.
Held at Brisbane City Hall for the second consecutive year, the awards celebrate the Australia India relationship while honouring migrant entrepreneurship and community leadership and aims to raise awareness of Indians in Australia and Australians in India, in a way that encourages further growth in relations between the two countries.
The glitzy affair was a true celebration of the Indian-Australian community with both Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator The Hon. Marise Payne and the High Commissioner of India to Australia His Excellency, Dr A.M. Gondane, highlighting the great relationship between India and Australia. They also emphasised the importance of initiatives such as the India Australia Business and Community Awards in further strengthening ties between the two nations.
Amazing food and music accompanied the great atmosphere and networking. Before we knew it, it was time for our category to be announced.
With over 37 nominations and 11 finalists, the excellence in innovation category was a tough one and saw us competing against the likes of Deakin University South Asia Sport Development Initiative, inQ Innovation Global and Global Education Solutions. We held our breaths and then jubilation – we won!
Mobiddiction Director, Mike Vasavada, danced his way up to the stage before taking the mic and sincerely thanking the team and Gandhi Creations for the great event.
“I am honoured … no business can do achieve anything without it’s people … this business is nothing without clients and an idea behind. I’m a first generation migrant. Came to Australia with a great dream about twenty or so years ago and here I am.”
The award recognises a start-up or business that has exercised innovation in contriving a new and unique business model.
After just six years on the scene, Mobiddiction has fast become one of the most trusted providers of a unique digital experience to both enterprise and Government clients. Team Mobi is no stranger to awards having won numerous over the years, including the Excellence in Innovation award as part of the 2016 NSW Business Chamber Business for the City of Sydney region. We also won the AMY Digital & Technology Collective AMY in 2017 for our work on Sydney’s Royal Easter Show and we were named winners in the ADMA’s AC&E Mobile Category for two years in a row.
Other winners on the night included Shivali Nayak, a senior content producer at the ABC who was named Young Professional of the Year and Australian cricket legend Brett Lee who was crowned with the Intercultural Innovator Award.
IABCA platform founder, Sonia Gandhi said: “The India Australia Business & Community Awards help bring our nations even closer in a rapidly dynamic and thriving culture of entrepreneurship. Our IABCA winners should take great pride in their accomplishments and indeed they are a great source of strength for our economy now and into the future.”