ANZ Innovyz START
Based on its growth and the companies that have emerged from the city, we can safely say that Adelaide has one of the strongest startup scenes in Australia. There are around 68 professional support networks in Adelaide, making it one of the most structured environments in the country; and with accelerator programs such as ANZ Innovyz and conferences like South Start, it is quite clear that our southern cousins mean business when it comes to innovation and technology.
Adelaide-based business accelerator program, ANZ Innovyz START, announced last week that 60 percent of the startups to graduate from the program raised almost $2 million in seed and angel investment, and secured contracts worth over $2 million. Dr Jana Matthews, Managing Direct of ANZ Innovyz START, spoke exclusively with Shoe String about the success of the program and the changing startup culture in Australia.
Kicktone is an online platform set to bring the business back into music, by helping bands worldwide rise from the cracks of obscurity. Launched today, Kicktone allows users to sell their music and merchandise directly to their fans through social media integration, all the while providing them access to a highly engaged audience.
Got a problem with a design? Skwibl it out online! Many designers and clients can relate to the frustrating back-and-forth communication that takes place when alterations need to be made to a design. Launched in February, Skwibl helps solve this communication issue by offering a service that allows interactive collaboration on images and videos.
Don’t like doing things the hard way? Neither does CEO of Big Big Book, Ben Smith! Adelaide-based startup Big Big Book makes managing bookings and clients fast and simple for health and wellness professionals who can’t afford to be tied down doing the grunt work.
Broken Arms Games is a young independent team of game developers passionate about creating innovative mobile and online entertainment experiences. They’re one of the few international startups that have been accepted into the 2013 ANZ Innovyz Accelerator Program.
ANZ Innovyz START is a 13-week accelerator program located in Adelaide, Australia. The program will provide a $20,000 stipend and ANZ will provide a $20,000 unsecured loan to each company chosen to participate in the program. The Managing Director works with each company to commercialise its break-through innovation.