Governor of Victoria names Seer ‘Start-up of the Year’

The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria has named Seer ‘Start-up of the Year’ in the inaugural Governor of Victoria Start-up Awards hosted at Government House on 23 February 2022.

Mark Cook and Dean Freestone standing with their trophy following the Startup of the Year awardsPictured: Professor Mark Cook, Department of Medicine, and Dr Dean Freestone holding the 'Start-up of the Year' award

Initiated by the Victorian Government and reviewed by an independent panel of experts, the awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of the Victorian $10.5 billion start-up sector and recognise entrepreneurs, leaders and investors across the ecosystem.

The award represents an excellent example of academic activity translating into impact within the Victorian community.

“Seer has changed the way people with epilepsy are diagnosed around Australia, all from our home-base in Melbourne. Our success is deeply connected to Victoria, as Seer was founded on the scientific and neurological expertise developed through collaborations between actors in Victoria’s diverse biomedical research ecosystem," said CEO and Co-Founder, Dr Dean Freestone.

“Most importantly, this award recognises Seer as Australia’s largest provider of epilepsy diagnostic services. This is our most critical measure of success – translating to over 10,000 Australian families we have helped to access world-class long-term monitoring. Empowering people to take greater control of their health and find the answers they need remains our highest priority.”