Last week the Top 10 teams from the previous weekend’s Hackagong Competition pitched their ideas at #IllawarraDigital2013 where they were judged and the overall winner was chosen.
The Major Prize prize for the overall winner of Hackagong 2013 was worth over $15,000 and included $5000 cash thanks to Pactera & Tibra + StartPad desks thanks to iAccelerate + professional pitch training + mentoring + 12 months of business consulting from Spoon Consultancy + $2000 worth of legal advice provided by Access Law Group.
The overall winner on the day was Peereo created by Matt Stimson, John Redwood and Yetrina Battad. The platform is an education startup that hopes to improve the effectiveness of primary and secondary school teaching, as well as offer them new avenues of career and professional development.
Basically teachers upload video content of teachers teaching for feedback and mentoring from peers, with the best content being pushed to a student portal on the site where they are able to catch up, learn more and keep families up to date with what is being taught in the classrooms.
The team hope to be able to leverage off the NBN and National Teaching Curriculum for core subjects to gain traction.
The Top 10 [including Peereo] were:
Repair My Road
A pot hole reporting app that empowers citizens through eGovernance.
Whispr gives anyone a temporary, private place to chat with their friends, colleagues or clients.
A mobile website connecting people looking for projects and startups looking for skills.
Interactive gameshows for pubs and clubs.
A GPS tracking platform for companies with dispatched based services.
Krystalyze (Team Internetrix)
See the the bigger picture, understand human behaviour across multiple platforms, Krystalise your perspective on human behaviour.
3D printed all in one fold-up table top post-apocalyptic truck game.
Marketplace to buy and sell your projects.
Digitising the physical world through advertising.