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Demo Day – A celebration of student entrepreneurs

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Demo Day for Class 8 – A celebration of student entrepreneurs

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Tradition met innovation as Class 8 startups pitched at the iconic MacLaurin Hall, one of the most treasured sites at Australia’s oldest university.

Class 8 was one of the most diverse to date, outperforming industry standards* with 53% female founders and representation from six nationalities. Startups can achieve a lot in 14 weeks. WipeHero, a waterless car washing app, booked $200k in sales during the program. Health Copilot introduced their weight management artificial intelligence, AIME – pseudonym for ‘AI for Me’, and already have over 200 users who’ve lost an average of seven kilograms.

In an ever-progressing world where future jobs lay in STEM, the nation faces a big problem with the decline in maths skills. Maths tutor Henry Kim tackles the issue head on with SeedTree, a maths tutoring platform helping young Australians learn at their own pace.

University of Sydney invests $1m into student entrepreneurship

Demo Day was also the platform for INCUBATE to announce their expansion plans. INCUBATE was founded by students at the University of Sydney Union in 2012, the additional university resourcing will enable its expansion. The University will provide a million dollars in funding over the next five years to increase the opportunities for entrepreneurs in the university community. This will include the development of pre-accelerator programs, increased places in the INCUBATE 14-week program and additional workshops and events.

“It sends a great signal to students, researchers and the broader entrepreneur community. We have big plans for the extra funding, and expect to significantly increase our scale and reach across campus over the coming years” said INCUBATE Program Manager, James Alexander.

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Lenovo Choice Award

Managing Director Matt Codrington was on hand to present the Lenovo Choice Award; $10,000 worth of hardware to support the progress of the winning startup WipeHero. Matt congratulated the team onstage saying “Although we were short of water in 2009, we’re not short of ideas”

Lenovo ANZ’s continuing support for the program has already provided each startup with the ThinkPad X1, and theYoga Tab 3 Pro, to jumpstart their journeys.

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The Road So Far

As usual, Demo Day included a few highlights of the notable alumni achievements over the past few months

  • $200,000 dollars raised in a seed funding for Uprise from Class 6
  • $25,000 grant and $75,000 investment received by Iridium Dynamics from Class 7
  • Sonder Design as the first Australian startup in Foxconn Accelerator
  • $1.3m grant from NSW Medical Device Fund towards Breathe Well, Class 4

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*Source: key statistics, women entrepreneurs in Australia, industry.nsw.gov.au

Announcing our partnership with Sydney University

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The University of Sydney has announced it will provide significant financial support for on-campus startup accelerator INCUBATE, to help it double its size over the next five years.

The University has committed over $1m to the award-winning program, co-founded by two entrepreneurial students in 2012 and developed by the University of Sydney Union (USU). The funding injection is a major boost for the initiative.

Open to University of Sydney students, researchers and alumni, INCUBATE currently accepts two intakes of up to eight startups each year; this will increase to over 30 startups per year supported by INCUBATE by 2018.

The extra funding will also be used to develop new outreach and support activities, including programs for community mentoring, legal advice and development to assist teams to refine their innovative idea so they’re ready to apply for the INCUBATE accelerator program.

Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM said: “Since its formation I have been impressed by INCUBATE and its achievements, in particular its commitment to ensuring strong partnerships with industry and genuine diversity amongst its entrepreneurial intake.”

“The University of Sydney is proud to be associated with this program that has demonstrated positive impact and supports the broader University community to develop and realise bold and innovative ideas.”

– Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM

Tyrone Carlin, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Registrar), said: “The University considers INCUBATE a first-rate program for its track record in bringing together teams of people from different disciplines to work collaboratively on challenging projects. We congratulate the USU for developing such a terrific initiative.”

“Our strategy commits us to ensuring students have the opportunity to undertake project work, and entrepreneurship is a vital component of this endeavour. INCUBATE neatly aligns with this strategy and provides an invaluable opportunity for our students to develop their skills and engage with the business and investing community.”

James Alexander, INCUBATE Program Manager and co-founder, said: “The USU is grateful for the University’s support and belief in our vision for fostering more entrepreneurs. It sends a great signal to students and researchers. We have big plans for the extra funding, and expect to significantly increase our scale and reach across campus over the coming years.”

As well as direct financial support, the University will also provide new co-working space for the expanded program in the Wentworth Building on City Road.

“This will enable all INCUBATE staff and startup teams to be located in the same area aiding collaboration and development,” Alexander said.

The announcement comes as Startups Class 8 prepare to present their projects at the Demo Day tonight.

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Following a 14 week incubation program – including the receipt of $5,000 seed funding; working space on campus; mentoring, advice and guidance from some of Australia’s most experienced mentors; and access to professional networks of the University and supporting organisations – the budding entrepreneurs will pitch their startups to an audience made up of investors, entrepreneurs, students and graduates.

Rose Hartley, co-founder of startup ProjectHUNI that supports graduating high school students to make decisions about their future, said of her time with INCUBATE: “It’s been an intense and rewarding few months and ProjectHUNI is a much stronger proposition because of it. The ready access to experienced mentors and advice has been incredible – and we’ve loved having the time and space to really focus on our offer and define the problem we need to solve.”

The Class 8 Startups and the issues they’re addressing:

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People usually discover breast cancer when it is already at a late stage and more complicated to treat.

Health Copilot
Weight loss and maintaining a healthy body can be difficult with daily lifestyle and activity being completely different for each person in addition to everyone having a unique body.

Seedtree
There is a shortage of mathematics educators in Australia and students are slipping behind in mathematics skills. 

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40% of Year 12 students are found to have anxiety of clinical concerns. Graduating high school students lack the support and knowledge in making the right choices.

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Chinese students are dissatisfied with commission-driven agents and their lack of knowledge in actual details about study programs in Australia.

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Social media advertising can be tedious with every segment being manually composed in each platform, repeatedly for different campaigns.

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Traditional car washes are inefficient, requiring plumbing connection or massive water storage in addition to wasting 150 – 200 litres of water per wash.

Demo Day:

5.45-8.45pm, Tuesday 18 October
MacLaurin Hall, The Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney

INUBATE’s eighth Demo Day, open to industry and students, will showcase seven early-stage startups founded by the top student and researcher entrepreneurs from the University of Sydney.

Register online.
Media welcome, on request.

INCUBATE Class 9:

INCUBATE is now receiving applications for its Class 9 Accelerator program. Apply here.

Media enquiries:
Rachel Fergus, 02 9351 2261, 0478 316 809 rachel.fergus@sydney.edu.au

Jobs: Class 8 is recruiting

August 22, 2016

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Our new startups from Class 8 are busy growing their businesses and are looking to recruit. Read on to find out how you can get involved!

Jobs Available

  1. Business & Operations Casual, Health Copilot
  2. Marketing Junior, Seedtree
  3. Junior Software Engineer, Flobox
  4. Front-end Developer, WipeHero
  5. Web Designer, The Sorting Hat
  6. Back-end Developer, Project Huni


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HEALTH COPILOT

Business & Operations, Casual
Health Copilot is a platform that helps sufferers of chronic disease better manage risk factors and improved clinical outcomes. It brings together consumer health tracking technology (IoT), big data clinical analytics, expert systems (AI) to provide an interactive companion. We give chronic disease patients simple, easy-to-follow feedback on activities that influence their conditions.

Description

We’re seeking a self-motivated business & operations intern to join our startup team on a casual basis. Tasks will include:

  • Invoicing, processing orders
  • Customer support and troubleshooting
  • Platform testing to identify issues

Required Skills

  • General web skills
  • Microsoft office
  • Interest in fitness or healthcare will be highly regarded
  • Interest in improving businesses

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your cover letter and CV to neviller2@yahoo.com

Check out our website at http://health-copilot.com

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SEEDTREE

Marketing Junior, Casual

Seedtree has redesigned the maths curriculum and eliminated the inefficient structures of traditional textbooks which are divided by year level, not actual student understanding. Under Seedtree’s concept-indexing system, all exercises and sections are based on concepts and individual progress.

Description

We’re seeking a university student or junior, preferably with a background in marketing or business development, who would assist us to:

  • Develop and manage our marketing and social media campaigns
  • Expand our business and increase our brand presence

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing communication skills
  • Familiar with wide range of social media platforms Facebook and Google Adworks
  • Ideally, possesses an interest in maths and expanding a business through engaging marketing campaigns

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your CV and cover letter to seedtree.henry@gmail.com

Check out our website at http://www.seedtree.com.au/

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FLOBOX

Junior Software Engineer, Part-time
An intelligent segmenting and retargeting tool for advertising marketers, we use a simple Drag-and-Drop interface to make sure anyone, from newbies to professionals, can build and develop their own advertising funnel.

Description

We’re seeking a software engineering junior who is 2nd year or above in a Computer Science, Software Engineering or Design-related degree. We are a team of 3 developers and looking for an extra hand. Tasks will include:

  • Working with the developer team to produce quality software
  • Design and implementation of front end development

Required Skills

  • Software, Design, UI/UX
  • Ability to work well in a team context

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your CV and short brief/portfolio of your previous works to steve@flobox.io

Check out our website at http://www.flobox.io

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WIPEHERO

Front-end Developer, Part-time
Wipehero is providing the world its first waterless car “wash and wax” technology so that car owners can have on-demand car washes anytime, anywhere. We save customer’s time and the environment up to 200 litres of water per wash!

Description

We’re seeking a front end developer who would:

  • Make sure our customers receive the best web experience possible
  • Help scale our site to millions of users
  • Create matching algorithms to connect clients & service providers
  • Write high-performance JavaScript code for UI components

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and Javascript
  • The ability to turn design and mockups and into a beautiful and responsive web experience
  • A keen eye for detail

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your CV and short brief/portfolio of your previous works to Farid@wipehero.com

Check out our website at https://www.wipehero.com.au/

THE SORTING HAT

Web Developer, Part-time
The Sorting Hat is a WeChat app for students in China to access accurate information about overseas schools, programs and real reviews from alumni. We provide students who are looking to study abroad information to help them make the best decisions.

Description

We’re seeking a web developer who would assist us in:

  • Website development
  • Potential iOS app
  • Wechat app development

Required Skills

  • Bachelor or Masters in IT
  • Familiar with WordPress
  • Chinese native speaker

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your CV and short brief/portfolio of your previous works to laney.mengjie@gmail.com


PROJECT HUNI

Back-end/Full-stack Development, Part-time
Project Huni is a startup embracing student-to-student interaction to make the transition from high school to university a whole lot easier.

Description

We’re ideally looking for a full-stack developer who has proficient experience in back-end development. We also have a junior position open for those willing to learn. Tasks will include:

  • Building the MVP (website) in NodeJS, MongoDB and Google Material Design
  • Communicating on Slack
Required Skills
  • Have to be able to use NodeJS, MongoD, UI through Google Material Design, Github, Waffle.io
  • Familiar with Amazon Web Services

Renumeration: Negotiable

Send your CV and short brief/portfolio of your previous works to rosehartley@projecthuni.com

Check out our website at http://www.projecthuni.com/

INCUBATE and Lenovo renews partnership

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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.

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151013_Incubate_Demo_DayFluid 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.

Event Invite: The Hustle – Alumni Startup Q&A

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The Hustle – Startup Q&A with INCUBATE Alumni

Wednesday 3rd of August, 4 – 7pm

Register Now

 If you’ve ever wondered what a startup learns going through an accelerator this event is for you.

After 14 weeks in INCUBATE accelerator our Class 6 & 7 startups will tell you what they’ve learnt going to market – the insights, hacks, tips and tricks that helped them launch and get their first customers

PLUS:  4 Alumni startups now in Telstra-backed Accelerator Program Muru-D

Our startups cover multiple industries from robotics to health and social enterprise!

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.


Meet the Hustlers

Dr. Tom Hu

Miriad Technologies 

A hardware tech startup went from being researchers in Physics to selling globally

Sam Henderson & Henry Wells

Small Change

A social enterprise startup launched having partnerships with at least 5 large not-for-profit organisations

Jacob Horne

Horyzon

A platform for startups to manage their equity. Built on the same technology that powers Bitcoin.

Dwayne Ripley

The Early Learning Room

Helping parents as first eductors provide the best learning environment for their young ones at the most crucial age window.

PLUS: Featuring 4 Alumni startups now in Telstra-backed Accelerator Program Muru-D

Nasir Ahsan & Masood Naqshbandi

Abyss Solutions

An autonomous aquatic drone startup secured the trust of government deals.

Dr. Jay Spence

Uprise

A mental health startup signed up one of Australia’s largest companies.

Giorgio Doueihi

Fluid Education

Founder at 18, now active in three different startups and supporting the Sydney EduTech community.

Olga Oleinikova & Kyrylo Medvediev

Persollo

A payments startup went from SME partnerships to securing corporate deals and global users.

Register Now

Free startup co-working space

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INCUBATE is happy to share the startup co-working space – completely free! If you’re working on your business while on-campus, having a quiet place to sit and hustle may exactly be what you’re looking for. 

Availability is seasonal and only when the INCUBATE accelerator program is at break.

CURRENT SEASON AVAILABILITY
Available: Anytime now!
End: June 26, 2016

Facilities include:

  • Kitchen facilities and equipment
  • Office space (may be shared with another group or individual)
  • Printing facilities
  • Unlimited internet
  • Plus you get you work in the same space as our awesome team!

Duration and Availability

  • Individuals and groups can apply any time but no guarantee of workspace. If they fit the criteria, but space is not available, they will be on the priority list when space becomes available
  • The space is available between INCUBATE cycles or at partner spaces on-campus as advised

Eligibility

  • Must have an ACCESS card
  • Must be a current student or alumni of the University of Sydney
  • Must be applying for the intent of using the space for startup business
  • Each member of a team using the space must complete the application form
  • Applicants will be required to provide a copy of a valid ID
  • Swipe cards to access the space are issued at a returnable deposit of $50

Apply Now

The INCUBATE Experience w/ Alumni Founder Dr. Olga Oleinikova

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olga croppedWe caught up with INCUBATE alumni Persollo Co-Founder, Olga so you can hear it straight from someone who went through the program!

What’s do you find to be the most valuable aspect of INCUBATE?
I think it’s definitely the network of mentors and the media coverage. It helped us build this presence. The startup cohort of Muru-D (Telstra-backed accelerator program) where we’re in now already knew about us and what we were doing.

In a snapshot, what did you accomplish in the program?
We were committed to deadlines and goals on a weekly basis. We had a basic idea when we entered and the program helped us build a whole product from MVP to a proper one. They helped us get the first clients and we’re able to get valuable feedback in making the product work. INCUBATE actually facilitated the development of the product and launch to market.

What are you doing now?
I’m now part of Muru-D, building Persollo further. We’re progressing the product and it’s being used in 9 different countries. We got to test our product with small merchants and now moving to bigger markets and building B2B partnerships.

Message to other startups on-campus?
To go and do it. Don’t wait until it’s ready. Go try the MVP version and test your idea.

Students Wanted: Be the next INCUBATE Program Coordinator

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Applications are now open for INCUBATE’s Projects Co-ordinator for 2016. Working closely with INCUBATE team and our startups, we’re seeking talented and entrepreneurial minded student leaders to apply.

Applications close: 10am, Tuesday 26th April 2016. Interested students need to apply with the University of Sydney Union here.

Role Duration: Approximately 6 months, June – November 2016 with possible 6-month extension for the same role in  the Summer Cycle.

Is this for me?

INCUBATE is seeking a person with an enthusiasm for supporting the on-campus startup community as well as excellent organisational, communication, social media and event planning skills.

The Incubate Program Co-ordinator is a Student Leadership volunteer role. The role offers valuable benefits to entrepreneurial students. It provides leadership opportunities, work and communications experience, opportunities to organise and attend entrepreneur events, meet Incubate program mentors and supporters, and build event management experience.

Please review the full Role Description (download here) for further details of the scope and requirements of this role.

Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this and all USU roles.

No holidays should be planned to coincide with the appointment period. Any potential holidays or exchange programs should be discussed with the Incubate Program Manager before you commit to them.

Honorarium     

The Incubate Program Co-ordinator will be eligible for an honorarium of $5000. Honorarium payment is contingent on the Incubate Program Co-ordinator successfully fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting KPIs.

Interview Dates

Short-listed Applicants must be available for an interview of approximately 20 minutes duration on the following dates:

  • the Friday 6th May between 9am and 5pm
  • Friday 13th May 2016 between 9am and 5pm

Selection Criteria

 Essential Availability Criteria

  1. Current University of Sydney Student
  2. University of Sydney Union Membership (current Access Card holder) for the duration of your tenure in this role.
  3. Able to commit to at least 10 hours per week worked in the USU office to coordinate the Incubate Program (From June 2016 onwards)

Essential Competency Criteria

  • Demonstrated interest or experience in start ups, entrepreneurism and innovative ideas
  • Demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours around engaging with key external and internal business stakeholders, potential mentors and industry partners
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the USU and its activities.
  • Sound organisation, administration and planning skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently
  • Ability to liaise, interact and communicate effectively and easily with a broad range of people, both internal and external to an organisation, in a professional and ethical manner
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically and to plan ahead
  • High level of computer literacy, in particular in the Microsoft suite of applications
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • A positive and collaborative approach to team work
  • Ability to commit to the time and workload involved
  • Ability to develop and adhere to an allocated budget.

Desirable Competency Criteria

  • Experience in management and delivery of events in accordance with a scheduled program
  • Experience with editing, sending and creating online newsletters using MailChimp
  • Experience with basic photo editing software such as Photoshop
  • Experience in social media communications, specifically managing and curating Twitter posts and Facebook pages
  • Experience in writing and publishing articles, specifically using WordPress
  • Management of survey tools such as SurveyMonkey
  • Management of an shared office space
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the University, and its associated bodies.
  • Demonstrated participation in the USU and its activities.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Knowledge of WHS issues relevant to work activities and work area
  • Knowledge of safe work procedures and WHS training relevant to work activities and work area

Demo Day – Class 7 makes their mark & impresses industry

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INCUBATE presented their latest cohort of startups on Tuesday night’s Demo Day, highlighting distinct progress and achievement over the 14-week accelerator program. The event attracted an attendance of just under 300 including industry professionals, investors, university and the startup community.

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The on-campus program has supported 53 startups to-date from the University of Sydney, with a combined value of $30 million dollars. INCUBATE boasts $2 million raised by 2015 startups alone with a promise of just getting started.

“We’re huge fans of INCUBATE, It’s the best sort of accelerator program to have in Australia” said panelist Petra Andrén, Director of ATP Innovations.

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The variety of ventures exhibits how great talent can be found within university. Hardware companies kicked off the evening with Miriad Technologies’ compact spectrometer with applications over a plethora of disciplines such as food production, mining industry, environmental studies and more. Iridium Dynamics’ low-cost drone promises to improve efficiency in agriculture, an exciting innovation with a great potential impact in Australia. The diverse pool of startups spread across industries such as humanitarianism, nutrition, corporate communication, parenting and blockchain equity.

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Most relatable to today’s issues is Small Change with a mission to translate social media actions into real meaningful contributions where people can donate as easily as liking or sharing something.

The distinct vehemence of the program’s vast vision was not overpassed. International venture capitalist Terry Hilsberg expresses positive surprise “The thing that struck me, was the international potential of a goodly proportion of the teams. This is in sharp contrast to most of the other programs in Sydney.“

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Lenovo Choice Award
The evening wrapped up with Lenovo’s NSW Public Sector Excutive Guy Simons recognising the startups in their feat and awarded My Taste Guide with the Lenovo Choice Award, providing the startup $12,000 worth of Lenovo hardware for developing their business. My Taste Guide was found to be most relevant to a larger market, with a science-based dieting app that allows users to achieve and maintain weight goals while consuming their favorite foods such as chocolate, cakes and ice cream.

INCUBATE a key player in the #IdeasBoom

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Can science researchers build valuable companies? 

How many people make new year weight management resolutions and fail? 

Where do frustrated parents go when they want to help their toddler learn? 

How can hitting “like” on a social media post about impoverished children translate into a real action? 

Problem solving is the key to a promising startup and there’s never been a more exciting time to be student entrepreneur.

The University of Sydney Union’s (USU) competitive INCUBATE program handpicks top young founders from all areas of Sydney University. INCUBATE has supported 56 student startups to date. The program alumni have collectively raised over $5.5 million dollars and INCUBATE continues to produce some of the most successful early stage startups in the country.

Introducing INCUBATE ‘Class 7’ startups

Miriad Technologies found their way into building a startup by accident. “I was just a curious nerd,” says Tomonori Hu who recently finished his PhD (yes, he’s Doctor Hu). With supervisor Darren Hudson, the team built a spectrometer on the side to analyse the light of their laser project. “We didn’t think much of it until a visiting professor asked where he could buy one and was surprised we made it ourselves,” says Tom.

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Miriad Technologies founders, Darren Hudson and Tom Hu

Some startups in Class 7 have established prior businesses, they come to INCUBATE looking to learn how to shift towards a scalable model with technology underpinning it.

Fitness models Jade Spooner and Amal Wakim started their business a year ago and have already helped over 300 people lose weight worldwide. Their proposition? Incorporating many people’s favourite foods, like chocolates and cakes. “We love food. I have ice cream every night,” says co-founder Amal, who lost 15 kilos. Using flexible dieting, the pair’s special formula is customised to each person without having to give up sinful food. With INCUBATE, the business pivots into an app using their algorithm to reach more people globally. Their business, My Taste Guide, is born out of wanting to share the possibilities of making your cake and eating it too.

My Taste Guide founders, Amal Wakim and Jade Spooner

My Taste Guide founders, Amal Wakim and Jade Spooner

Parents and co-founders Anna To and Dwayne Ripley were frustrated by the lack of facilitated learning in early childcare centres. Their online platform is for parents looking to nurture their child’s learning through experiences. With 22 years combined experience in education, they opened The Early Learning Room to provide a learning environment for kids who are at a critical window in their development. “Parents as first educators want to help their children develop their potential the best possible way” says former primary school teacher Anna.

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The Early Learning Room founders, Dwayne Ripley and Anna To

 

Other founders, having ballad-worthy inspirational stories, stumbled upon their startups with Eureka moments.

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Small Change founders, Henry Wells and Sam Henderson

In hopes of making a difference, Small Change embeds the ability to commit concrete actions

from shared posts. Co-founders Henry Wells and Sam Henderson are old friends who often find themselves discussing world issues and hypothesizing solutions. The pair felt social media actions such as likes, hashtags and sharing are good for awareness but have little impact into translating to meaningful actions towards the issues.

 

 

 

 

Strength in Partnership

Lenovo Australia has extended their support and the partnership with INCUBATE, “Lenovo is all about innovation. Lenovo is genuinely invested in this to drive (and) enable the participants.” says Matt Codrington, Managing Director of Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. “This is about growing the economy. We’re really keen to see how we grow that next level of entrepreneurs.”

The Female startup founders of Incubate class 7; Amal Wakim, Jade Spooner, Anna To and Giselle Gray

The Female startup founders of Incubate class 7; Amal Wakim, Jade Spooner, Anna To and Giselle Gray

Demo Day March 22

Class 7 startups will be pitching for the first time on March 22, 2016 at Sydney University. Students, entrepreneurs, investors and industry are invited to attend. More details here: demodayclass7.eventbrite.com.au

Class 7 Startups

MIRIAD TECHNOLOGIES
Our Miriad spectrometer acts like a sniffer dog looking for certain chemicals, but differs by measuring light instead of smell. This helps food quality control by enabling faster and more accurate chemical analysis. The device is unique in that it is portable, has no moving part, and easy to implement.
www.miriad­-tech.com

SMALL CHANGE
Online platform that allows any media content to be repurposed to raise money for charity. Rather than simply sharing, liking or re-tweeting, Small Change allows users to activate media content and add a simple one-click-to-donate button or alternative call to action.

HORYZON
Horyzon is a work for equity exchange built on blockchain. It is a global playground of creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs collaborating to turn an idea into a reality. Founders can crowdsource the perfect skills for their startups, paying in equity for the completion of projects, while freelancers of any profession can invest their time and skill in the ideas they believe in.
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IRIDIUM DYNAMICS
Introducing a commercial aircraft for large-area inspection. The low-cost sub-2-kg aeroplane allows small businesses to own and operate a VTOL UAV outright, and achieves multi-hour flight time and a range in excess of 100 km.
www.iridiumdynamics.com

MY TASTE GUIDE
My Taste Guide is a mobile application delivering personalised nutrition plans for all weight loss, muscle gain and weight management goals. Applying a unique scientific formula to generate and strategise the protein, fat and carbohydrate requirements of the individual, the consumers food preferences are then used to meet these requirements. My Taste Guide shows that you can have your cake and eat it too!
www.mytasteguide.com

THE EARLY LEARNING ROOM
We are parents helping other parents guide their children’s learning during the early years of life. Our app is a learning space and an easy-to-access resource for parents. Our developmentally-appropriate activities feed into an educational framework so time-poor parents can sleep easy knowing they are meeting their children’s cognitive & developmental needs. We use technology to increase parent/child interaction rather than replace it.
www.theearlylearningroom.com.au

THATTRAINER
We bring fitness trainers to the 21st century by giving them an online presence and making them more accessible to people who want to get fit.
http://www.thattrainer.com.au/

MEET.SMART
Meet.smart is an AI assistant that organises your meetings in the fastest, smartest and most convenient way possible on any platform.