The new focus from startup accelerator muru-D, around Australian startups exploring regional opportunities in favour over going straight to Silicon Valley, looks to serve one of its startups well.
Founded by Filip Eldic and Emil Davityan, the startup began its days as part of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator program in Adelaide. The company since day one has had a focus on enabling the next generation of location based commerce and innovation.
Quite often startups mistake ‘nobody complaining’ about the technology as an interpretation of everybody being happy with it.
Trying to pinpoint the location of friends who had his tickets for a concert outside Rod Laver Arena was the event that drove Matt Gerard to form the idea for Crowdsurfer, a augmented reality app that allows users to hold up their phone and identify where in the crowd their mates are.
There are currently over 7 billion humans on earth, and over half of that population sit directly above Australia on the map. Asia is full of opportunities for expanding Australian startups, so why is it that we head straight to the US market to grow and scale our ventures instead of looking in our own region first?
When Michelle Casey gave birth, she became interested in the ‘clean eating lifestyle’ – spending a lot of time researching and experimenting with foods and recipes in an effort to lose the baby weight she had put on during her pregnancy. What she didn’t quite expect to discover was the overall change she felt in her whole energy and well-being and this was the beginning of what is now the iEatClean app.
The idea behind TransportMe was born from the frustration of how inefficient the backend processes were, particularly in generating reports for the NSW Government on a monthly basis. Nigel wanted to devise a system that was more up to date technologically, whilst keeping the cost reasonable for bus service operators.
In her practice Lisa Patterson-Kane focuses a lot on the areas of acceptance and commitment therapy, and she wanted to create something that initially was to help her clients. Her vision was to be able to utilise technology to give people a little ‘tap on the shoulder’ each morning.
At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
Launched recently on the Android and iOS app stores, The Pub Crawl Pages is rapidly gaining traction from young, tech savvy adventurers looking to spend a great night out. The app is the only definitive global pub crawl directory – allowing users to locate pub crawl companies in various cities around the world with updated information on pricing and features. Users also get special offers, discounts, and freebies at particular crawls by using the app.
A pair of unmatching black socks seems insignificant. But it was the beginning of an impeccable business model for Samy Liechti.
The “digital nomad” is such a popular concept these days,. And it’s no wonder — who, after all, doesn’t dream of working anywhere from sandy beaches to the side of a volcano before sneaking out for cocktails just because you feel like it?
I have said it before, Melbourne has been harbouring a little secret in the form of young entrepreneur and publisher Nathan Chan.
For many of us, from the moment we wake up, thoughts permeate our mind, racing against the clock before our day has even begun. And we’re left spending the rest of our day with our minds in a constant state of flux.
Australia’s Quickboats is one of the world’s most advanced folding boats. It can be assembled in just 60 seconds and folds down into two portable bags that are storable anywhere in the house.