If you talk to most venture capitalists or authors of management books, I’d wager the majority of them would argue all day with you on one fundamental truth: thy should only have ONE chief executive in a startup.
The tech world has been looking at how to get kids interested in coding a for a few years now, with tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg banding with celebrities such as Will.i.am and Chris Bosh to make coding an attractive idea.
However, Australian schools are still struggling to fill computing-related courses.
Australian app and web development startup Appster has named former Microsoft executive Mike Wehrs as global chief marketing officer and head of US operations as it looks to push its expansion into the US market.
Founded by Filip Eldic and Emil Davityan, the startup began its days as part of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator program in Adelaide. The company since day one has had a focus on enabling the next generation of location based commerce and innovation.
Trying to pinpoint the location of friends who had his tickets for a concert outside Rod Laver Arena was the event that drove Matt Gerard to form the idea for Crowdsurfer, a augmented reality app that allows users to hold up their phone and identify where in the crowd their mates are.
When Michelle Casey gave birth, she became interested in the ‘clean eating lifestyle’ – spending a lot of time researching and experimenting with foods and recipes in an effort to lose the baby weight she had put on during her pregnancy. What she didn’t quite expect to discover was the overall change she felt in her whole energy and well-being and this was the beginning of what is now the iEatClean app.
The idea behind TransportMe was born from the frustration of how inefficient the backend processes were, particularly in generating reports for the NSW Government on a monthly basis. Nigel wanted to devise a system that was more up to date technologically, whilst keeping the cost reasonable for bus service operators.
In her practice Lisa Patterson-Kane focuses a lot on the areas of acceptance and commitment therapy, and she wanted to create something that initially was to help her clients. Her vision was to be able to utilise technology to give people a little ‘tap on the shoulder’ each morning.
We come from the land of Tall Poppy Syndrome, so it’s not surprising that Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey, both in their early 20s, garner some raised eyebrows when they talk about their expansion plans over the next 24 months for their business Appster.
“Incredible ideas require incredible execution” is the value that governs the work of two Aussie entrepreneurs who have set the bar for quality mobile and web application development. Today, Appster is helping visionaries convert ideas into world-class technology.