The actual auditorium was as high tech as you can get - a full wall screen, opening and closing panels for the pitchers to enter and exit, and great sound apart from a little buzz for one of the speakers.
And the speakers? Well-polished and confident without exception. They had their slide decks, pitches and patter down pat, left space to breathe, and oozed confidence.
There is a video here - http://demo.muru-d.com/ - and the pitches start at about the 7 minute mark.
The startups have customers, alliances, revenue and some interesting possibilities. The China trip most of them did earlier in the year has paid off big for some of them.
At the end of May they will all be off to new homes, with many off to the Australian Technology Park but a few heading offshore already.
And what's next? Well muru-D Singapore is getting going, and Sydney class 3 will be kicking off in the third quarter. Well worth keeping an eye on, and the competition to get in will be fierce.