Startmate just keeps going from strength to strength each year with their program for startups producing some big players in the space across various industries. Grabble, Flightfox, Ninja Blocks and Scriptrock are just a few of the major success stories to come out of the incubator program and looking at this years line up, I think we can expect big things again!
Inform.ly simplifies metrics from popular cloud services like Xero, MailChimp and Google Analytics and shows a free dashboard of charts via the web or mobile. Research has shown that companies that invest in sophisticated analytics tools gain a competitive advantage and perform better. But this level of data analysis has been the domain of big business and more or less out of reach for small business owners.
Have you ever wondered what your grandparents were like as children? Do your parents have amazing stories about their own adolescence? If you’re interested in recording your family history in an easy and interactive way, you should try Vimily. Vimily helps you and your family build, capture and share your life stories with unique family tree software. We chat to Matt Barnett, the co-founder of Vimily on startups, crossbows and making people cry.
Whilst the group buying and daily deals markets are not as strong as they used be [all round, still some particular companies going very strong because they have strong sustainable business models] one new Aussie company is looking to capitalise on a huge problem within this space. Unused daily deals.
Oh Robert Vicino builds Doomsday Bunkers – Yes, that’s right. His company Vivos are bringing their product to Australia. After some coverage over the weekend on Channel 7, the team at Sunrise did another interview with them in the morning, 12 hours after Vicino had his first interview. He plans to build a bunker in between Sydney and Brisbane somewhere, and already had 200 serious enquiries from the first airing of the show. Given that the minimum cost to be taken seriously is around $50,000 this equates to a $10 million dollar pipeline of potential business, before he even starts marketing the product hard.