Seamless named in AFR’s 50 Most Innovative Companies list

Seamless has been named among the Financial Review’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2016 alongside other companies like Qantas and PWC.

Remya and Alex accepting the Most Innovative Company Award

Remya and Alex accepting the Most Innovative Company Award

“We’re proud to be selected as one of Australia’s most innovative companies,” said Seamless Co-Founder and Director of Innovation Alex Gelbak.

“Of all the industries out there that can benefit from change, government would certainly have to be the oldest and the biggest. It’s absolutely ripe for digital disruption, and we’re excited to be leading the charge.

“Our OpenCities and OpenForms platforms are changing the way local governments communicate, engage and deliver services to their community. We are helping cities all around the world become more open and accessible. In fact, our products already power better experiences for over 5 million Australians.’’

The Most Innovative Company accolade is yet another win for Seamless, after being selected to represent Australia as part of the federal government’s Global Innovation Strategy.

US-Cynthia&Jack

Cynthia Francis and Jack Madans launch OpenCities in the U.S.

As part of the programme Seamless secured a spot in RocketSpace, a tech incubator located in the heart of San Francisco that once housed Uber and Spotify, and helped them become the successes we know today.

Within months of landing in the United States, Seamless already has a number of American Cities piloting its innovative Australian-built technology.

It’s also winning awards overseas. In July, OpenCities was awarded 2nd place in the National Civic Tech Pitch contest, gaining visibility among influential figures from over 200 US cities.

“The days of dysfunctional, out-dated council websites that cost a fortune in rate-payer money to build and regularly redevelop are well and truly over,” says Gelbak.

“In just one month OpenCities can transform how Cities do digital, and how they serve their communities.”

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