One in every three teenage girls with Australia fall pregnant – this new app hopes to increase that so that at least two in three are. Well sort of. Knocked App is a new fun and entertaining smartphone application, that allows users to take a photo of themselves and their friends, which is then “impregnated” morphing the image into a pregnant version of themselves.
Guided tours are over priced and let’s face it – most are a “little bit shit” according to the founders of Guided Tour Guru – another Sydney Startup Weekend Company. They allow everyday people like you and me to upload our own tours and make mine from it, via their new app.
In their pitch at Sydney Startup weekend “Run Safe” founders asked a question, “You are a woman, do you feel safe going for a run after work in the dark?” The overwhelming majority answered “NO” – Run Safe is a social running community, aimed specifically at women, allowing them to identity and form social running groups with other like minded individuals in their area to run with, providing safety in numbers.
Online Coaching Business eFrank is a startup planning to tap into what is a half a Billion dollar business within Australia, Business Coaching. The eFrank system removes the face to face coaching element meaning that small business owners pay less money for these types of services.
This is an interview by Kevin Rose’s Revision3 with cofounder of Instagram Kevin Systrom. If you are a super geek, you will understand most of the interview as there is a lot of tech jargon happening. However this does give you a very good look at his background, upbringing and the key events that led him to starting Instagram. Which as we all know sold for a billion dollars a bit over a month ago.
A “Same Same BUT Different” type of events hits the Sydney Startup scene next weekend as Social Startup 48 plans to have their ver first event. When describing what Social Entrepreneurship is, the organisation says “Social entrepreneurs are individuals who devise innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change”.
I have always wondered why applying for a property was not a simple and paperless task, so I was excited to see these guys present yesterday with their new solution PRUVL. The website and in the future application for iPad allows property managers to do the entire property approval process in a paperless manner.
In much the same way that you would use e-lance for things that you need completed in your business, new startup Eventuate will be doing the exact same things for weddings. Brides to be will now be able to place every requirement that they have for their weddings on the one site, and suppliers can then quote making it simple and easy for the bride to choose what she needs in record time.
One of the most painful things both a parent and child can go through, is the day to day struggles of juvenile diabetes. New startup Diabetics Buddy aims to engage diabetic children and educate them on how to take care of themselves properly by integrating educational gaming into their daily routine.