Given the public healthcare sector is in a state of flux, there are a number of startups in the private sector (both locally and globally) playing a significant and constructive role in health promotion. Locally, one of the fastest growing HealthTech startups is Fitgenes.
Finding a way into the niche market of online financial services has high stakes, but the profit potentials make it well worth the risks. The big four banks of Australia is estimated to generate over $29 billion dollars annually. This is something that seems to have been very clearly understood by Brett Hales, the Co-Founder and CEO of Brisbane-based mCommerce and mPOS startup Tappr.
Brisbane-based startup The Van That Can has fast become the key logistics answer to local business transportation needs, surpassing 10,000 deliveries since its inception in 2012.
Brisbane based startup DoseMe is making headway into the multibillion dollar medical market with their new PharmaTech solution.
Founders Dr Robert McLeay and Dr Bruce Green have their sights set on tackling the USA and European markets with their recent $500,000 capital raise from Australian investors, led by Brisbane based Steve Baxter.
There are many ‘middleman’ startup emerging in our ecosystem. Some of the most successful startups have essentially built peer-to-peer (P2P), business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms – connecting people in ways that would otherwise be difficult if not impossible. The latest to enter this segment is SpareMetres, a Brisbane-based startup that graduated from the iLab accelerator earlier this year.
Thriving would perhaps be the best way to describe the Brisbane startup scene right now. One of the most interesting aspects of the Queensland startup ecosystem as an observer is the close relationship that both Brisbane and the Gold Coast have with one another, from Silicon Lakes to River City labs, the entire community seems to have an innate focus on making their state the best ecosystem rather than be distracted by postcode rivalry.
Brisbane-based digital publishing startup Liquid State has come a long way since launching in the latter months of 2010. Their user base has grown 30 times over the past 11 months alone, earning itself the title of High-Growth Business Startup at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards last year and becoming Australia’s go-to cloud-based platform for distributing digital content across mobile devices.
The joy of tying the knot can often be overshadowed by the stress of planning a wedding. And although we’ve stepped into the digital age, Australian couples still rely on glossy wedding magazines and word-of-mouth recommendations to find suppliers. Brisbane-based entrepreneur, Kristy Ouwerkerk, felt it was time the wedding industry experienced the full benefits of technology.
This event being put on by River City Labs is different to every other pitching event that you have been to. They have turned the tables on the Startup ecosystem. It will be like a reverse pitch with key players in the industry explaining what they have to offer start-ups.