Start Club is now in its second year running and we are SUPER excited to announce the successful applicants for this year’s program. It’s a diverse group of startups from the Gold Coast targeting various markets, but the underlining theme is the same.
They have a well-defined problem and are on a mission to solve it.
Kicking us off, we had Paul McCarty founder of SecureStack for the first workshop on Customer Discovery✅. In week 3 we had Kirk Reynoldson founder of Eggy leading a session on Launching an MVP✅. This week we have Jason Atkins co-founder of Cake Equity running a session on Raising Capital✅. Then last but not least we have Pitch Preparation with program director, Dren Xerxa from Cohort Innovation Space✅.
Big thank you to our mentors for making the magic happen and always supporting new Gold Coast founders.
To conclude the workshops of the mini-accelerator, the startups will finish off by pitching to the Gold Coast community for the 2022 Startup Grind Pitch Battle. More details below!
But first… Meet The 2022 Cohort:
YOUR SOLUTION TO EASY PICK UPS VIA THE GIG ECONOMY
PicUp is digitalising analogue industries through our on-demand goods movement and junk removal mobile and web app.
Unlike traditional service providers, PicUp is tapping into the gig economy by connecting customers with van and ute owners across metro Brisbane and Gold Coast via a custom built mobile & web app that is available both on iOS & Android.
Warm welcome to the Co-Founder & Head Of Operations, Jacob Olsen.
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NO MORE WASTED TIME ON KNOWING WASTE
Behive is a driven-purpose circular platform that connects people, brands, and businesses in an engaging way of thinking by giving an opportunity to turn small efforts into big changes!
The circular platform is on the way (MVP test) to help catalyze circular thinking by leading innovation and awareness to people, brands, and businesses about how to join and be inspired by this transformative way of collaborative thinking.
Warm welcome to the Founder of Behive, Francine Tavares
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!3. Dehydrated Co.
THE GOLD COAST’S SOLUTION TO FOOD WASTE
Dehydrated Co is tackling food waste one lime at a time. They’re giving imperfect fruit a whole new lease on life.
And guess what, all the natural dehydrated fruits are sourced direct from the farmer!
Warm welcome to the Founder of Dehydrated Co., Lachlan Creese.
YOUR SOLUTION TO HEALTHCARE CONNECTIVITY
healthmemmo is a technology company designed from within the healthcare community to improve communications through a hub connecting Specialists, Patients, GP’s, Allied Health, Private Hospitals and Medical Device Companies.
Warm welcome to the Founder of healthmemmo, Steve Harris.
SHARE DOCUMENTS WITH PEACE OF MIND
With the Docuvett platform, their aim is to give users the peace-of-mind that documents shared to verified entities (persons or companies) through their platform will retain access control and recording of the interaction of verified entities with the document. The vetting of documents by the different verified entities are also recorded on the platform with an all-or-none approach.
Warm welcome to the Founder of Docuvett, Siegfried Perez.
6. Proactive Action
YOUR SOLUTION TO WORKPLACE MENTAL SAFETY
Proactive Action is on a mission to develop a more proactive system where organisations use real-time data— and for the first time, have measurable KPI’s that would identify underlying issues allowing the leadership team to strengthen areas that need attention with targeted high-impact actions—achieving better results faster.
Warm welcome to the Founder of Proactive Action, Emma Parsons.
YOUR DENTAL MEMBERSHIP
SmilePass are developing a platform that will allow dental clinics to have their own membership plan, bringing benefits to the dentist and their patients.
Warm welcome to the Founder of SmilePass, Marcius Bispo.
Tickets are now available for the 2022 Startup Grind Pitch Battle! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet founders from around the Gold Coast and Brisbane area over a cold beverage and share your support for the Gold Coast innovation ecosystem.
So what are you waiting for?!
Come and join us and learn how you can improve your startup and drive talent! 🥂 Ticket link here!