Canberra’s GRIFFIN Accelerator has announced the seven startups selected to take part in its 2015 program.
With 84 startups having pitched to take part, the seven selected range from apps and platforms to physical products. The founders are quite diverse, with women co-founders on four teams and one startup Indigenous-owned.
“The mentors and I are particularly pleased that four of the seven teams have women co-founders, and we hope that is a sign that the typical imbalance in the ratio of male to female entrepreneurs can change,” said Dr Craig Davis, CEO of GRIFFIN Accelerator.
The program will run over three months, with the startups receiving $25,000 in funding for 10 percent equity and mentorship from Canberra entrepreneurs to help them validate their products.
GRIFFIN graduates include Enabled Employment, Quizling, and madefor.me.
The startups selected to take part in 2015 are:
Hact wants to inspire young people to use technology by running events to promote engagement with STEM and entrepreneurship.
Solution Solution has created an advanced non-toxic, dye and allergen-free, biodegradable formula for laundry products, researched and developed in partnership with the CSIRO.
OzGuild is an online platform for the game Magic: The Gathering, enabling players and stores from around the world to connect, and allowing players to digitise their collections in seconds via the Magic Card Reader.
Dilkara Essence of Australia is an Indigenous-owned and inspired company specialising in boutique, natural hair and skincare products. Ingredients in Dilkara products have been sourced from Indigenous communities, with founder Julie Okely passionate about helping these communities achieve their own business success.
myBUZZ is an order notification and table wait app, allowing businesses to notifying their customers that their order or table is ready via smartphone app.
SignOnSite is a site manager for the construction industry. It helps organisations safeguard their employees, contractors and visitors via smartphone by letting a site foreman see who is signed in on site at any given time.
Solar Bare is a label creating fashionable rashvests, or ‘fashvests’, to keep beach goers safe and stylish in the sun.