Here we are; Day 1!
We saw 136 companies apply to be a part of a selection process to earn a spot in the coveted six month program. 16 finalist teams participated in a rigorous two day intense bootcamp designed to put the companies through their paces, allowing evaluators and mentors to understand how the teams work under pressure and to assess idea viability and founder resilience.
The final selection was made by a panel of technology executives, funding experts and successful entrepreneurs. The companies were selected based on the strength of their team, product and global scalability — plus a passion for success. Backed by Telstra and Seven West Media, muru-D will also assist in unlocking Telstra’s extensive network of partners, suppliers and customers.
General Manager of Seven Brisbane Ben Robert — Smith said “It is exciting to see the quality of the applicants accepted into this year’s accelerator program and this year’s cohort will most certainly add to the growing reputation of the River City Labs concept. Each of the start-up businesses accepted into this year’s program bring a unique and passionate approach to bettering our daily lives and solving global issues. SWM is proud to support such inspirational innovation”
We are excited to have a rich and diverse cohort… four teams led by female founders / co- founders and along with the rest of the teams they will benefit from the exposure to global networks, investor introductions and immersion into the Startup Culture of Silicon Valley with an International trip in November.
River City Labs CEO Peta Ellis Said “ The diversity of the teams is impressive, along with the variety of industries they are solving problems for. We have an amazing mix of teams, ideas and founders with really different backgrounds so the strength of the group will be quite outstanding. It was a tough call deciding on the top 10 yet we are confident the team’s chosen are going to make the most of the opportunity and get the most value from the program and network we provide.”
From managing family logistics after a divorce to games to help rehabilitate the hearing impaired the cohort has a varied range of businesses solving complex problems.
Head of muru-D Julie Trell said “It’s inspiring to see so much diversity across all the muru-D cohorts including Brisbane. The teams bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and I’m certain they will gain incredible insight from one another as well as the mentors and team to support them during the next 6 months and beyond.”
The following team cohorts for the River City Labs 2017 Accelerator Program powered by Muru — D .
2 . Carisma
Solving the communication hassle between auto vehicle owners and their mechanics, Carisma is a tool designed to build your car’s visual service history. You’ll see where your dollars are going through a visual log of the repair or service appointment.
A shared parenting solution app like no other, Divvito allows the transitioning of separation and divorce to take place in a manageable process. The app allows parents to keep track of shared expenses and school events. Divvito is ‘here to take the messy out of moving on’
In a world where the RPAS industry can be complicated, Flyfreely is designed to streamline the end — to end risk management for your entire drone operation. Delivering on-demand insurance and risk mitigation strategies using a web portal and a smartphone app.
7 . Kapiche
Some of the best companies ( CUA and Nissan ) use Kapiche when it comes to data analysis from unstructured data. Drawing information from online reviews and social media, into a readily understood format.
8 . Math Mate
Engaging students with complex maths is more important now than ever before with the trend into a STEM driven future. Math Mate develops innovative math interfaces to create this engagement.
Solving the time consuming dilemmas of fitting tyres, Tyrestock offers tyre fitters a purchasing system to gather the stock of multiple suppliers with the assurance of buying at the right price.
With an increasing dropout rate in university students, Vygo connects students with peers who have ‘been there, and done that’ when it comes to understanding the course structure, subjects and assignments.
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