INCUBATE and Lenovo renews partnership
Brought together by a mutual passion for supporting the next generation of disruptive innovation, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand are excited to continue to partner with INCUBATE into 2017.
By sponsoring the university-based accelerator program, Lenovo provides the startups with the latest hardware (in the forms of high-end tablets and laptops), mentorship and publicity. Class 8 startups were given the ThinkPad X1, and the Yoga Tab 3 Pro, for each team to use throughout their startup journey. Both pieces of hardware are perennial to the Lenovo product range in both the business and consumer markets, worldwide. The partnership is designed to help INCUBATE startups develop and launch their businesses during the accelerator.
At the conclusion of each Demo Day at INCUBATE, Lenovo presents the most promising startup in the class with the Lenovo Choice Award, accompanied by $12,000 worth of its high-tech hardware to enable innovative-thinking on the go.
Past alumni, such as Class 7’s My Taste Guide, was chosen for its mobile application that delivers personalised nutrition plans for all weight loss, muscle gain and weight management goals by applying a unique scientific formula that is customised to each individual.
Fluid Education impressed Lenovo from Class 6 – an education application co-founded by two first-year University students. There was clear potential for these talented masterminds, Giorgio Doueihi and Declan Scott, to become the role models needed to show Australian students that entrepreneurship is a valid career path.
Since graduating from INCUBATE, Fluid Education has been given a place in muru-D, the global startup accelerator powered by Telstra. Only 20 years-old, Giorgio is also involved in three startup projects in addition to Fluid, assists in hackathons and supports the Sydney edutech meetup groups – no doubt, a budding serial entrepreneur in Australia’s startup community.