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.
Born in 2012, Australian startup FitUsIn has gained widespread acclaim for revolutionising the fitness industry by putting the power back into the hands of gym-goers, who now have the ability to find, compare and book the best fitness deals via the company website or iPhone app.
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.
Named after the Greek Goddess of Radiant Good Health, AEGLE Life is set to disrupt the health care industry with their mobile and web-based applications that facilitate illness prevention, early detection and proactive intervention as opposed to reactive treatment.