From July, news and opinion platform for SMEs and startups SmartCompany began welcoming entries for The Pitch, a new startup competition run in partnership with Amazon Web Services, The Commons, and Pin Payments.
Early-stage startups from across Australia submitted short three-slide sets to win $100,000 in AWS Credits and a Pin Payments mentoring session.
This week, SmartCompany named ten shortlisted candidates, who will compete next week in Sydney for the award. The shortlist is impressive in its variety, with innovative solutions in the world of medicine, lifestyle management, AI compliance, advertising technology, gifts, health and well-being. -being, organization, fashion trade, hospitality and travel.
The event is an exciting opportunity for the early-stage startup community to connect and share ideas. Launching a startup from scratch can be a lonely endeavor, so the opportunity to reunite after the isolation of the past two years was one of the added attractions of the program.
Big names from the VC world and startups will be there to judge and pick a winner on the evening. Alex Khor of AfterWork Ventures and Kylie Frazer of Flying Fox Ventures join Adrian Osman, co-founder of food and menu ordering app Mr Yum, John Kearney, head of startups at Amazon Web Services, and Chris Dahl, co -CEO of Pin Payments on the expert panel. The event itself will be organized by women love technologyfrom Robyn Foyster, who is no stranger to the starter game herself.
Who will win? Everything will be revealed next Thursday evening. Here are the shortlisted candidates:
Here’s a giveaway app with a difference. Instead of buying and sending items for each other, Gravy allows users to give friends and family the gift of their time, through favors, skills, and good deeds.
Melo helps families and households plan and streamline their lives and share the burden of their daily productivity. Current solutions of a similar nature, according to the Melo team, “exacerbate the problem, empowering the primary caregiver as the project manager.”
Like dashboards and project management apps in the workplace, it consists of a calendar, logs tasks, and manages huddles.
Zipr wants to redefine fashion resale. Poor search functions, sizing difficulties, and item condition stand in the way of a satisfying user experience. According Forbes, 97% of Gen Z use social media to shop. This presents rich opportunities for the successful application. Zipr aims to “bring local fashionistas together on a global scale”, allowing them to post videos to share their style, manage in-app offers and organize exchanges.
KomplyAi is designed to help governments and enterprises manage their move to AI technologies in a compliant manner. It contains a library of AI use cases, information on different geographic markets and their unique controls, a risk assessment tool that makes recommendations, and compiles a number of other tools to help with legislations coming on AI.
With its IoT-enabled LED smart bags, LUMOS enables companies to put the gig economy to work for their marketing and advertising. The bags can serve as dynamic advertising material and LUMOS also tracks campaign performance and geographic performance through its platform.
Metaboly hopes to reduce the impact of type 2 diabetes by helping users combine and manage their clinical management tools with their diet and exercise goals, much like a fitness app. Behavior change is an effective way to live with type 2 diabetes, but is experiencing high levels of patient dropout, which has a lot to do with current management plans executed on paper.
Grubalo helps bars, clubs and pubs promote their offers and events to customers. For customers, it’s “the Uber Eats of finding a pub,” which helps find the right place at the right time based on promotions and events that users are interested in.
This team of radiology, machine learning and business professionals is on a mission to reduce the amount of contrast agent used in medical imaging testing. Contrast agents are injected into the body to improve the quality of MRI images. According to DeepMeds, contrast agents represent the largest consumable expense in the radiology department. DeepMeds found a way to reduce their usage by 80%.
Cya on the road
Cya on the Road turns smartphones into tourist guides. With audio guides, directions, maps, transportation information, accommodation, dining and attraction options, it’s already available in over 90 countries.
Borlen allows individuals and businesses to earn money from their unused items by hiring or loaning. Users search, find and connect with the lenders of the item they hope to rent, all facilitated through the app. According FRGthe sharing economy is expected to be worth $7.96 billion in Australia and the peer-to-peer rental market is expected to reach $48.8 billion, according to Gumtree.
Women Love Tech would like to thank Ben Ice, Editor of Niche Media, for this article.